Tag Archives: 1952

foto of the day. Aurelia B20.

The spectacular Lancia Aurelia B20 Coupe in 1951 at the La Carrera Panamericana

src: steveMckelvie

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foto of the day. 300SL

Mercedes-Benz 300SL winning at Le Mans in 1952…

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foto of the day. 208 CS.

Siata 208 CS (1952)

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1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Sport

The first year of production for the SL was for racing, and the 300SL burst onto the scene with beautiful classic curvy coupe form (0.25 cd!?).  What did they do in 1952? they won Le Mans.

I am going to refer you to the superb article in E-Mercedes for a lot of great background on the 300SL from 1952—-as i think the article is fantastic.  Mercedes-Benz have great digital information about their history these days—if you haven’t already, make sure you download their free iPad application for their museum as well.

http://www.emercedesbenz.com/Jul08/03_001238_eMercedesBenz_Feature_The_1952_Mercedes_Benz_300_SL_Racing_Sport_Coupe.html

some photos from the E-Mercedes site:

 

 

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