Extremely rare Mercedes-Benz

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

This is a 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR. It's priceless.

I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,808 moderator

    @black mamba said:
    ... It's priceless.

    ... And it has a timeless beauty! Thanks for this wonderful set of captures.

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,993 Major grins

    What a beauty. I’m glad you’re out and about my friend.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    @ziggy53 said:

    @black mamba said:
    ... It's priceless.

    ... And it has a timeless beauty! Thanks for this wonderful set of captures.

    Thanks for looking in, ziggy. I personally rank this car as being one of the top two or three most beautiful ones ever produced. That's an unusual endorsement, by me, for a car that was designed as a race car, where beauty often takes a back seat to functionality.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    What a beauty. I’m glad you’re out and about my friend.

    Thanks, Cristóbal. I've curtailed my car show activity a good bit simply because the hoards of people in attendance at these premier events make getting the shots I like almost impossible. Stay safe, buddy.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,978 Major grins
    edited August 25, 2019

    Bravo Tom! Monchrome makes these images beautiful and stunning!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Bravo Tom! Monchrome makes these images beautiful and stunning!

    Thanks so much, Taz. I'll take a " bravo " from you any time I can get it. As you know, I'm not the resident expert on PP work. With the severe uneven light falling on this car, I just couldn't get color versions to meet my expectations. Switching to monochrome allowd me to showcase the magnificent lines and nuances of the car.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Registered Users Posts: 1,359 Major grins

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful auto, Tom!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    @moose135 said:
    Beautiful photos of a beautiful auto, Tom!

    Thanks, John. I'm sure that you are one who can appreciate the difficulty in fabricating that spectacular hood on this car. I mean the asymmetrical bulges, swoops, and bumps evident so well in the third shot surely required skilled artisans.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,993 Major grins

    I’m now fully appreciating that third shot. Wow!!!

    @black mamba said:

    @moose135 said:
    Beautiful photos of a beautiful auto, Tom!

    Thanks, John. I'm sure that you are one who can appreciate the difficulty in fabricating that spectacular hood on this car. I mean the asymmetrical bulges, swoops, and bumps evident so well in the third shot surely required skilled artisans.

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,796 Major grins

    Nice car--and I love the BW versions!

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    @redleash said:
    Nice car--and I love the BW versions!

    Thanks, Lauren. As I told Taz, going BW saved the day for me.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,796 Major grins

    What color was the car? Just curious

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,060 Major grins

    Hi Lauren. As with all racing Mercedes's, this car was silver. Early on, when countries usually raced on a single color ( Britain was green, France was blue, Italy was red, etc., etc. ), Germany was white. Along the way, Germany switched to silver. Over the years, this custom has largely been softened, but I doubt you'll ever see a factory racing Ferrari that isn't red.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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