Get a vehicle history report before buying a used car. Born 1906 in london as the son of an english mother and a german father, rudolf uhlenhaut was an engineer and designer for daimlerbenz. Instead, the 300 slr coupe served the head of the test department, rudolf uhlenhaut, as a company car. It finishes with full technical details and the annual production history of each model. It was never used in racing, however, because the company ceased its motorsport activities at the end of the 1955 season. Based upon the 300 sl gullwing, initially a thoroughbred racing sports car, he created the road versions w198 and the smaller opentopped w121, both launched at the international motor sports show in new york 1954. Continue on to rare and distinct models including a 35 150 sports roadster and a 300 slr uhlenhaut. Capable of approaching 290 kmh 180 mph, the uhlenhaut coupe was far and away the fastest road car in the world in its day. Pdf rudolf uhlenhaut engineer and gentleman download. This first ever comprehensive biography of rudolf uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, depicts his life and technical achievements, presenting a complete compilation of all the patents he filed and exploring their significance. Constructed in the mid1950s, the 300 slr coupe seemed set to take the world by storm in 1956. Mercedes opted to stop competing in races, leading to only two models of the 300 slr ever being created.
In 1955 mercedesbenz introduced its 300 slr w196s for the first time at the mille miglia. Having built tamiya kits to a reasonable standard for years, getting older and having less time meant i sold the lot to concentrate on a diecast collection. The nickname uhlenhaut coupe is a reminder of this. They had a spell of fast lappery, and came in with brakes smoking. In close cooperation with mercedesbenz classic in stuttgart, germany, they will be showing seven unique cars that represent one of the most heroic periods in the history of motor racing. Car wheels design automobile old car wheels motorcycles. Given that the claim is unsourced, i am going to remove it.
Mercedesbenz 300 slr and the uhlenhaut coupe motorbooks. Almost 30 years have passed since the publication of the first book about the famous tipo 60 and 61 birdcage maserati race cars. Rudolf uhlenhaut, engineer and gentleman by wolfgang. Mercedes has trademarked the slr name, hinting at the. Engineer and gentleman by wolfgang scheller, 9781854432827, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. All major world markets are looked at, along with competition history. Until 1936 uhlenhaut had only worked on passenger cars including a construction called 170v. Rudolf uhlenhaut was a startlingly good engineer and driver, but apparently not a marketing man.
Booktopia has rudolf uhlenhaut, engineer and gentleman by wolfgang scheller. Dec 06, 2019 the book starts out with series models up to 1945. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to time and time. Sounds like it could rip your arms off and club you to death with them. The cars participating in these races carried a number reflecting their departure times thus number 722 means that the car carrying it started its race at 07. Among its strongest competitors were ferrari, maserati, and aston martin. Mercedesbenz sl series mercedes sl this book is excellent for readers who just have an interest in cars or, like myself, have the great joy of owning a mercedes sl. Written by a highly regarded motoring historian, with many years ownership of the type in question, this is the definitive study of the subject. This detailed and beautifully illustrated book covers the mercedesbenz 107 series, which ran from 1971 to 1989. Legrand 18 mercedes 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe le102 and vw beetle cabriolet 18 1. Engineer and gentleman, father of the mercedes 300 sl volume 1.
German first delivery 2 previous owners only 7,657 km mileage service book maintained keramik brakes vehicle history. As they did a daily paper correspondent approached uhlenhaut and told him of the very quick speeds he had been doing in this splendid car. The mercedesbenz 300 slr w196s was a 2seat sports racer that took part in the world sportscar championship before a catastrophic crash and fire at le mans ended its domination prematurely. Peter stevenson and this book deserve a lot more credit. Engineer and gentleman, but both articles should be read by anyone interested in the life of uhlenhaut.
Then just 25 years old, driver moss and codriver denis jenkinson roared through 992 miles of italian. When mercedes canceled its racing program after the le mans disaster, the hybrid project was shelved. Few triumphs have inspired drivers like sir stirling moss victory at the 1955 mille miglia. Continue on to rare and distinct models including a. The head of the test department, rudolf uhlenhaut, decided to use one of the two completed vehicles as a company car. Guiddys collection latest cmc mercedes uhlenhaut coupe. The secret car collection of mercedesbenz, it is chockfull of incredible photographs, insights, and stories regarding the german automakers massive vehicle collection with over 1,000 cars. Great writeup don of a car i am quite familiar with, from the age of 5 years old i walked to school past a pale blue 190 benz though fitted with a factory hardtop the lady who owned it brought it from south africa when she and her husband emigrated it was the first mercedes i ever saw though a school friends parents later bought a sl 220, said blue 190 looked better to a young me minus the. It was written for the enthusiast not yet old enough to own a drivers license.
The mercedesbenz 300 slr coupe was given the nickname, the uhlenhaut coupe, named after the former head of vehicle development and creator of the 300 slr, engineer rudolf uhlenhaut. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The coupe im talking about, of course, is the bynow legendary 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe. But it would be nice to see his name, and others associated with mercedes benz racing history, carried on a current f1 car. Sir stirling moss won the 1955 mille miglia with a phenomenal performance in the 300 slr, with an average speed of 98mph over the 990 mile course. Mercedesbenz, the sl story, 300sl w198 with chassis number. Mercedesbenz enthusiasts may want to add a certain book to their christmas lists. I discovered all three of this unusual grouping during a recent tour of the remarkable mercedesbenz museum in stuttgart, germany. There is no uhlenhaut brand and id be appalled if mercedes benz applied his name to a commercial project. Uhlenhaut had joined mercedes benz in 1931 after having graduated from the munich university the same year. Mar 23, 2010 now add the word uhlenhaut to the name. Holy halls mercedes car collection book is a work of art. The secret car collection of mercedesbenz, it is chockfull of incredible photographs, insights, and stories regarding.
Mercedes looks back at the ultrarare 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe. Grand prix racing, hill climbs and land speed record breaking between the wars are fascinating automotive topics for sure, but this book delivered ten times more enjoyment than anticipated. What sets the book apart from the articles is a bit more indepth information about uhlenhaut himself. Company design chief rudolf uhlenhaut, architect of both the 300 slr racer and the hybrids, appropriated one of the leftover mules as his personal driver.
Guiddys collection latest cmc mercedes uhlenhaut coupe posted in dx 1. Who doesnt know about the famous uhlenhaut coupe with its landmark gullwing doors. One chapter is devoted to rudolf uhlenhaut, who was synonymous with fast and prestigious mercedes cars. Only two prototypes of this model were built, and it was and still is a. May 28, 2012 while history influenced changes in construction and design, they blend smoothly into a series yet retain distinctive variations. Cmc 1 18 1955 mercedes benz 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe m 076 0 results. It was 46 years before his record of five world championships was beaten, but even now he is still remembered for an exceptional formula 1 career which contained some of the greatest displays of skill and daring ever.
Aug 25, 2010 in 1955 mercedesbenz introduced its 300 slr w196s for the first time at the mille miglia. Cmc mercedesbenz 300 slr uhlenhaut, 1955 currently. After world war ii, he created the road versions w 198 and the smaller opentopped w 121 of the 300 sl gullwing, both launched at the international motor sports show in new york 1954. The car was available as a twodoor sports car and only 31 cars were produced.
Dec 06, 2019 this would make the perfect gift for the benz enthusiast in your life. Daimlerbenz developed this hardtop version of the 300 slr racing car for the 1956 season. Apr 06, 2017 though uhlenhaut never owned a car of his own, his official company car, a 300 slr with a top speed of 290 kmh became famous as the uhlenhaut coupe the fastest car of its day authorized for. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to time. The mercedesbenz 300 slr uhlenhautcoupe is the most. Apr 30, 2018 mercedes has released a video featuring the 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe of which only two were ever made. Mercedesbenz, the sl story, 300sl w198 with chassis number, data card explanation and a unique roadster kindle edition by s. Approved in the district of niederrhein, it was driven nearly 6,000 km, before it came to its last owner. In the post war years, uhlenhaut helped design and test the 300sl coupe and roadster. The mille miglia, targa florio, tourist trophy, eifelrennen and the. Over the years, people testing it said it was even better than the 300 slr racer, and today you can see it racing only at special events. A vin check will reveal past ownership, title information, accident history, liens, vehicle maintenance, faulty odometer settings, and flood. Faster chronicles one of the most inspiring, deathdefying upsets of all time. Free vin check, autocheck vehicle history report, vin number check, used car history, autocheck, free vin check, vehicle history report, autocheck report, vin search, kelley blue book and the vehicle history of cars from classic, exotic, used, new to prototype model cars.
It is one of the most fun to read books on my shelves. Pdf mercedes benz 300 slr download full pdf book download. Engineer and gentleman the father of the mercedes 300 sl by wolfgang scheller and thomas pollak english translation by carmen pollak. Scale auto works pocher model car kits retail company. Placed in charge of the new department was a gifted young engineer named rudolf uhlenhaut. This is the uhlenhaut coupe, the road legal version of the 300slr, only 2 of them were built and in the 1950s they were the fastest production car on the road with a tested 170mph top speed.
Aug 16, 20 1955 mercedesbenz slr300 uhlenhaut coupe 1. Both were used as source materials by the authors of rudolf uhlenhaut. After my wife bought me my first autoart as an anniversary present, a mazda 787b i was. This book first published in 1954 is 250 short pages long less pages in paper back. All the cars have earned their place in the motor racing history books. German first delivery 2 previous owners only 7,657 km mileage service book maintained ceramic brakes vehicle history. Nov 11, 2019 rudolf uhlenhaut was an anglogerman engineer and executive for mercedesbenz. Mercedes benz free vin check, vehicle history report. Mar 12, 2019 still, the result immediately found a golden spot in the history books where it stands to this day. This first comprehensive biography of rudolf uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously. Pdf mercedes benz supercars download full pdf book download. Media in category mercedesbenz w196s coupe in the mercedesbenzmuseum the following files are in this category, out of total.
Engineer and gentleman by wolfgang scheller and thomas pollak is the latest book from dalton watson fine books, a publisher who now seems to be thankfully promoting books on automotive personalities. Cmc mercedesbenz 300 slr uhlenhaut, 1955 currently not. I discovered it about the time ian flemings james bond arrived in paper back. An exciting spectrum of 18 super sports cars is featured with text that is both entertaining and informative. While history influenced changes in construction and design, they blend smoothly into a series yet retain distinctive variations. Download pdf rudolf uhlenhaut engineer and gentleman book full free. Then you look and see that its basically an unmuffled slr. The book has provided me with in depth information not easily obtainable elsewhere about the actual model i bought. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to. Rudolf uhlenhaut 15 july 1906 8 may 1989 was an anglogerman engineer and executive for mercedesbenz.
A new, more comprehensive description of their competition history has been long overdue and dalton watson fine books are delighted to announce the publication of maserati tipo 60 and 61. Beginning in the pioneer days with the 35 hp model of 1901 through the toprank sports cars of the 1920s and 1930s, the gullwingdoor 300 sl and the legendary uhlenhaut coupe of the 1950s, and the c 111, with its wankel engine, of the late 1960s, the line goes on to the presentday sls amg. A very nice vehicle with exclusive beige special leather. Juan manuel fangios name is indelibly inscribed in the record books and many consider him to be the greatest driver in history.
Mercedesbenz w196s coupe in the mercedesbenzmuseum. He had a long association with the mercedesbenz racing programme of the 1930s and 1950s, and is best known for his road legal uhlenhaut coupe version of the 1955 mercedesbenz 300slr. He had a long association with the mercedesbenz racing programme of the 1930s and 1950s, and is best known for his road legal uhlenhaut coupe version of the 1955 mercedesbenz 300slr race car. Media in category mercedes benz 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe the following 15 files are in this category, out of 15 total. Born in 1906 in london, the son of an english mother and a german father, rudolf uhlenhaut joined daimlerbenz. At this point, the book aims its spotlight at particularly rare or unique models such as the 1935 mercedesbenz 150 sports roadster, the 300 sl hobel, the 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe, the slx project, various versions of the c 111 and the s 500 intelligent drive. In 2011, the first owner ordered this sls from a mercedesbenz branch in cologne. Rudolf uhlenhaut engineer and gentleman available for download and read online in other formats. Engineer and gentleman, father of the mercedes 300 sl volume 1 scheller, wolfgang, pollak, thomas on. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you.
Dec 06, 2019 holy halls mercedes car collection book is a work of art. This first ever comprehensive biography of rudolf uhlenhaut. Thats when i will show you my best car in collection. This first ever comprehensive biography of rudolf uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously. Mar 10, 2017 after world war ii, he created the road versions w 198 and the smaller opentopped w 121 of the 300 sl gullwing, both launched at the international motor sports show in new york 1954. It was based on the companys 1952 racer, the w194, with mechanical direct fuelinjection which boosted power almost 50% on its 3litre overhead camshaft straight6 engine. The mercedesbenz 300 sl chassis code w 198 was a twoseat sports car produced by mercedesbenz as a gullwinged coupe 19541957 and roadster 19571963.
Mercedesbenz 300 slr wikimili, the free encyclopedia. Nov 22, 2019 this first ever comprehensive biography of rudolf uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, depicts his life and technical achievements, presenting a complete compilation of all the patents he filed and exploring their significance. This would make the perfect gift for the benz enthusiast in your life. Soon after that, readers can find themselves deep into 125 years of racing history. Uhlenhaut s official company car, a 300 slr with a top speed of 290 kmh was the uhlenhaut coupe the fastest car of its day authorized for road use. It also draws a vivid picture of the person behind the technical innovations and tries to explore his character and. Highend precision replica that is handassembled with 1,817 single parts. Rudolf uhlenhaut was an anglogerman engineer and executive for mercedesbenz. Uhlenhaut joined daimlerbenz in 1931 after finishing his studies of mechanical engineering in munich.119 918 857 932 951 1406 294 961 328 935 477 1281 1269 1400 95 904 957 853 466 635 664 316 1392 1142 608 824 395 160 253 421 1381