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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Steering wheel and cockpit detail of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, showing oil injection controls for device fitted to prevent the all-inboard drum brakes locking, or to unstick the brake shoes should they grab and lock-on.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 15 - Roberto Mieres/Cesare Perdisa's works Maserati 300S, which retired. Number 19 - Juan Manuel Fangio/Stirling Moss's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, chassis number 0007/55, withdrawn following the disaster involving team-mate Levegh's sister 300SLR.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Airbrake flap installation on rear deck of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, with extended fuel filler neck, and tartan cloth seat upholstery in cockpit.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Airbrake flap installation with rear-view mirror windows on rear deck of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. Note extended fuel filler neck, and tartan cloth seat upholstery in cockpit.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 20 - 'Levegh'/John Fitch's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, chassis number 0006/55, with air brake open entering the braking area for the Dunlop Curve. Number 20 crashed in a disaster killing over 80 spectators, and injuring more than 100. 'Levegh' was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin. Number 21 - Karl Kling/André Simon's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis number 0004/55, which was withdrawn following the disastrous accident involving team-mate 'Levegh's sister car.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 6 - race winners Mike Hawthorn/Ivor Bueb's works Jaguar D-Type, chassis number XKD505. Number 19 - Juan Manuel Fangio/Stirling Moss's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, chassis number 0007/55, which was withdrawn following the disaster involving team-mate 'Levegh's sister 300SLR.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Steering wheel and cockpit detail of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, showing oil injection controls for device fitted to prevent the all-inboard drum brakes locking, or to unstick the brake shoes should they grab and lock-on.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 20 - 'Levegh'/John Fitch's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis number 0006/55, with air brake open entering the braking area for the Dunlop Curve. Number 20 crashed in the disaster that killed over 80 spectators and injured more than 100 more. 'Levegh' was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Airbrake flap installation with rear-view mirror windows on rear deck of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. Note extended fuel filler neck, and tartan cloth seat upholstery in cockpit.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Steering wheel and cockpit detail of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, showing oil injection controls for device fitted to prevent the all-inboard drum brakes locking, or to unstick the brake shoes should they grab and lock-on.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0004/55, number 21, of Karl Kling and Andre Simon, with air brake deployed.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    "Lay-down" straight-8 cylinder engine installations and inboard drum brakes on works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Steering wheel and cockpit detail of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, showing oil injection controls for device fitted to prevent the all-inboard drum brakes locking, or to unstick the brake shoes should they grab and lock-on.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 6 - race winners Mike Hawthorn/Ivor Bueb's works Jaguar D-Type, chassis number XKD505. Number 19 - Juan Manuel Fangio/Stirling Moss's works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis number 0007/55, withdrawn following the disaster involving team-mate 'Levegh's sister 300SLR. Note the 300SLR's air brake lowering as the car enters Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Airbrake flap installation with rear-view mirror windows on rear deck of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. Note extended fuel filler neck, and tartan cloth seat upholstery in cockpit.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Airbrake flap installation with rear-view mirror windows on rear deck of works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. Note extended fuel filler neck, and tartan cloth seat upholstery in cockpit.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR chassis 0004/55, number 21, of Karl Kling and Andre Simon.

  • AVUS International Race
  • AVUS International Race

    AVUS International Race

    #35, #36 (in pits)

  • British Grand Prix Silverstone
  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    Daimler-Benz AG Rennabteilung Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut (right).

  • Mercedes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955

    Mercedes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955

    Daimler-Benz Rennabteilung High-Speed Transporter with works 300 SLR, #20, on board at scrutineering.