For the leader of the racing department of Mercedes-Benz Alfred Neubauer only one victory was missing to win the CARRERA PANAMERICANA, a long distance race in Latin America. With four competition cars and a team of 35 service people the crew flew to Mexico in November 1952.
The engine displacement of the 300 SL has been increased to 3.1 litres, and therefore reached 177 hp. Klings car collided with a vulture 50 km ahead of the finish which broke the windshield. It was safeguarded by a metal grid and Kling with car No. 4 won the first place, Hermann Lang with car No. 3, a Mercedes 300 SL as well, got the second place.
True to the original green thick carpet inside Dark green bucket seats covered with checked pattern at the inside
Doors, engine hood and trunk can be opened
Quarter windows at the gullwing doors can be opened
Detailed engine-painting made by hand, true to the original
Hand drawn steel bars in front of the windshield, endparts are photo-etched
Hand assembled from more than 250 parts
Technical data of the original vehicle: 6-cylinder in-line-engine, overhead camshaft Displacement: 3.100 cm3 Fuel supply: injection pump Maximum output: 177 hp at 5.400 rpm Transmission: 4-speed synchromeshed Wheel Base: 2.400 mm Front track: 1.330 mm Rear track: 1.445 mm Topspeed: 257 km/h