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April 12th, 2018

The Louwman Museum located in The Hague, Netherlands will be once again collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Classic in Stuttgart, Germany to host an exhibition of some of the most iconic racing cars from one of the oldest German names in motoring.

Silver Arrows, Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s, will be a brand new exhibition that is set to carry through the summer of 2018, from 7 July to 2 September and will feature 7 unique and historically significant Mercedes Benz racing cars. The exhibition will feature Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1955 Dutch Grand Prix (at Zandvoort) – winning Mercedes Benz No.8 W 196 R. Fangio’s GP winning car will be accompanied by his 300 SLR which he took to victory at the Mille Miglia the same year closely followed by Sterling Moss for a one-two Mercedes Benz victory.

Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Mercedes W196, Grand Prix of Netherlands, Zandvoort, 19 June 1955. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)

Alongside the Argentinian driver’s racing cars the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut-Coupé’ will also be on display. While the car never actually took part in any official race, it is regarded as the quintessential supercar of the era, based on the extremely successful W 196 R F1 car that had a top speed of 300kmph, back in the 50’s! The iconic machine would be displayed next to the ‘Blue Wonder’ racing car transporter that was build in 1955 based on the Mercedes Benz 300 S and 300 SL cars, boasting a 170kmph top speed. Photos: Louwman Museum

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