Mercedes Uhlenhaut Coupe
Rudolph Uhlenhaut, at that time head of car testing and racing department at Daimler-Benz, is the constructor of the 300SL tubular space frame. This is very light and achieves all stability only by tie bars or traction struts. The 300 SL isdeveloped from the W196 racing car, but driven by the engine, converted to direct injection of the 300. What could be more obvious to go a bit further in the direction of racing technology.
This creates the car shown above, now that takes over the original in-line eight-cylinder engine of the W196. Whose more weight is minimized by even lighter skin and other savings. The aerodynamics is improved once again. For the time breathtaking performances are the result. To its use in the 1956 season, it not more comes. So it becomes a company car of Uhlenhaut himself. Meanwhile, its value is inestimable, one of the most expensive vintage car in the world, but absolutely not for sale.