After the car was granted an official approval for road service, Rudolf Uhlenhaut used it to his advantage. What might be the hottest Mercedes of all times was now used for Rudolfs daily business trips and offered a means of seeking adventurous amusement for this exceptionally gifted engineer and excellent driver. He must have had a lot of fun.
Our highly detailed CMC model is based on one of the two still existing company vehicles of Rudolf Uhlenhaut.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR was a racing car developed for the 1955 World Sportscar Championship season, and it achieved notable success in various races.
The Uhlenhaut Coupe, on the other hand, refers to a road-legal version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR race car that was built for Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the head of the Mercedes-Benz racing department. This one-of-a-kind car was not officially named the "300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe" but is often informally referred to as such.
Rudolf Uhlenhaut had the coupe designed and built for his personal use, and it shared many components with the 300 SLR race car, including the 3.0-liter straight-eight engine. The car was known for its advanced engineering and was essentially a road-legal version of the successful racing model.
This unique coupe, sometimes called the Uhlenhaut Coupe, stands as a testament to the technical excellence of Mercedes-Benz during that era. It's a rare and special piece of automotive history, showcasing the brand's commitment to both racing and road car performance.