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1952 MERCEDES-BENZ W194 - WINNER LE MANS (1952)

Regular price R 1,800.00
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9 in stock

The 1952 MERCEDES-BENZ W194, designed by Daimler-Benz's chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut was the brand's sportscar entry for the ’52 race season and its first since WWII. Its metal skeleton saved weight & provided a high level of strength which, with its gull-wing door arrangement, provided a very distinctive look to the final result. Powered by a 3.0 litre SOHC straight-6, it ran off an impressive string of victories from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Bern-Bremgarten to the Eifelrennen at Nürburgring, and Mexico's Carrera Panamericana. Only ten were ever made with successions of the W196 and 300SLR leading to the iconic Mercedes 300 SL W198 in 1954. The W194 is regarded by some as the most important post-World War II Mercedes-Benz ever made with this particular car driven by Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess, winning the 1952 Le Mans race, the first German car achieving this result!

AUTHENTICITY : Each drawing is limited to 10 signed and numbered prints regardless of size and comes together with a certificate & 10SERIE 'medallion'

PAPER : Professionally ink printed onto 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper to achieve the best color & light fastness.

FRAME :

Profile : A 14 x 34mm (0,55 x 1.33inch) beveled profile made from Obeche (African Maple) which is depended upon for its stability and relative resistance to warping once machined. It is offered in either color black or white.

GLASS :

'Museum Glass' is 'non-reflective' and absorbs damaging UV light to allow over 98% transmission allowing only the best vibrant colors to translate and is advised for all the limited & signed prints.

'Standard' picture framing glass is a 2mm clear float glass. It is inexpensive and will protect your artwork from dust and physical damage.

BACKING :

Full archival acid-free board with 10mm deep-sunk (spacer) in same to create depth and set the artwork back off the glass.