Harald von Langsdorff and myself will be competing once again in this year’s Baden Classic car rally in April in Germany. Harald had planned on competing in his 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S coupe; however after his initial entry in the car rally was made, he sold this car. This Mercedes-Benz coupe is shown below.
1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Coupe
To make up for this loss of a car for the rally Harald has made arrangements for us to compete in this rally in a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. This is a car that I am not familiar with. These Mercedes-Benz models were not imported into the USA, although some might be here via the gray market. I have included a photo of a typical 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, but this is not the particular that we will be competing in.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Mercedes-Benz built the modern 300SL cars between 1985 and 1989. These cars used a 3-litre inline six-cylinder 188 horsepower engine. This engine was also used in the Mercedes-Benz 300E models.
In-Line Six-Cylinder Mercedes-Benz Engine
I look forward to competing in the Baden Classic rally with Harald in this car. The more modern Mercedes-Benz 300SL car will have more horsepower, better brakes, and handling compared to the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S. This car will bump us up a class in the rally, but that will not be a major factor.
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