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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pit scene, Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, Juan Manuel Fangio, driver (helmet, seated), practice session, car assigned to Pierre Levegh and John Fitch for race.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 24 is the works Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7 driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker. Car number 10 is the Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type XKD503 driven by Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters. Car number 20 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch. ("Levegh" was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 21 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0004/55 driven by Karl Kling and André Simon. Car number 20, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch, enters the braking area for the Dunlop Curve with air brake open. ("Levegh" was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 21, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0004/55 driven by Karl Kling and André Simon, air-brakes on the approach to Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr. Mercedes-Benz, number 22, of Karl Kling and Hans Klenk.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 22, of Karl Kling and Hans Klenk.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 19, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, air-brakes on the approach to Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Race shot showing the early battle for the lead. Car number 4 is the works Ferrari 121LM chassis 0532LM driven by Eugenio Castellotti and Paolo Marzotto. Car number 6 is the works Jaguar D-Type XKD505 driven by race winners Mike Hawthorn/Ivor Bueb. Car number 19 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, seen here with the air brake lowering into Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 505, number 6, of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb, leading the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55 of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Race shot showing the early battle for the lead. Car number 4 is the works Ferrari 121LM chassis 0532LM driven by Eugenio Castellotti and Paolo Marzotto. Car number 6 is the works Jaguar D-Type XKD505 driven by race winners Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. Car number 19 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, seen here with the air brake lowering into Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The lead car in the photo is a Bristol 450C, car number 32, driven by Tommy Wisdom and Jack Fairman. The car to the right is a Jaguar D Type, car number 6, driven by the team of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. In the background is a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, car number 19, driven by Robert Manzon and Elie Bayol.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 6 is the works Jaguar D-Type XKD505 driven by race winners Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. Car number 19 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, air brake lowering into Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh (Bouillin) drives car number 20, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR co-driven by John Fitch.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 21 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0004/55 driven by Karl Kling and André Simon.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, left to right: Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr, co-drivers), Car Number 1, a Cunningham C-4R, (Briggs Cunningham and Bill Spear co-drivers, Car Number 12, a Ferrari 340 America (Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas, co-drivers), Car Number 21, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7, number 24, of Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker, on the inside of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0004/55, number 21, of Karl Kling and Andre Simon.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, surrounded by onlookers before the start of the race.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 505, number 6, of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb, leading the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20, a works Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe, driven by Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, Juan Manuel Fangio, driver (helmet, seated), practice session, car assigned to Pierre Levegh and John Fitch for race.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 22, of Karl Kling and Hans Klenk.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr. Mercedes-Benz, number 22, of Karl Kling and Hans Klenk.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, chasing the Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 505, number 6, of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz Engineer Rudolph Uhlenhaut in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 19 (air brake deployed) is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Car number 3 is the works Ferrari 121LM chassis 0558LM driven by Umberto Maglioli and Phil Hill.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, with air brake still deployed entering the Mulsanne Straight.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Air brake in action approaching Les Esses. Car number 19 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0007/55 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The first two cars are Works Mercedes-Benz W194 (also known as 300 SL) running together. In front is car number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, co-driven by Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr. Behind is car number 22, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, co-driven by Karl Kling and Hans Klenk. Behind is car number 19, a Jaguar C-type, co-driven by Ian Stewart and Peter Whitehead.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR showing the driver control on right-side of steering column to inject oil into any of the brake drums to release a locking brake.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The lead car in this photo is the Bristol 450C, car number 34, driven by Peter Wilson and Jim Mayers. The car at the right is a Mercedes Benz 300SLR, car number 21, driven by the team of Karl Kling and Andre Simon. The car in the background is a Cooper T39, car number 47, driven by John Brown, Edgar Wadsworth and John Cooper.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0007/55, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, surrounded by onlookers before the start of the race.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 20, of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 6 is the works Jaguar D-Type XKD505 driven by race winners Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. Car number 24 is the works Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7 driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker. Car number 20 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch. (Levegh was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, number 21, of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess.