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1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

The road-legal 300 SLR racer known today as the Uhlenhaut Coupé was once the personal driver of its designer, Mercedes motorsport chief Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

With a maximum speed approaching 290 km/h (180 mph), it easily earned the reputation of being the era's fastest road car. A story circulates that running late for a meeting Uhlenhaut roared up the autobahn from Munich to Stuttgart in just over 1 hour, a 220 km journey that today takes 2,5h

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