Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194
Like many great cars, the roots of this one are in motorsports. After the end of WWII, Mercedes comes back to competitions on a tight budget. The Bavarians decide to utilize the existing 300 engine. It is matched with a tubular steel frame in an aluminium body. Because of the tubular steel frame chassis, the car requires different doors. This is how Gullwing is born - a W194 endurance sports car, which finishes 1-2 in 1952 Le Mans and later experiences road-going transformation. Nicolas Cancelier's art print is inspired by the spectacular Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL art celebrates a spectacular car
After W194 inevitable retirement from racing, Max Hoffman visits Stuttgart. The importer of high-end European cars in the USA insists that Mercedes-Benz needs luxury sports car that are tailor-made for the American market. He gently pushes the Bavarian management to approve the project and 300 SL is born.
The car keeps the racing pedigree of its successors and demonstrates even more. The 3-litre straight-6 engine features Bosch direct-mechanical fuel injection responsible for more efficient combustion and higher power. The engine is capable of 220 hp, enough for a max speed of 250 km/h, depending on the final drive ratio. For the mid-'50s this is an exceptional accomplishment.
The unique injection is chain-driven. After the engine switches off this causes fuel leakage in the oil pan due to excess amount of gasoline in cylinders. That is why 300 SL experts strongly recommend oil change at every 1000 miles. 300 SL retains the fixed windows from the racing W194. This is combination with the absence of air-conditioning requires open door driving.
Fine art prints
285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made
Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.
The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.
This paper is designed for FineArt applications.
180 gsm photo matt
The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship?
Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.
Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.
Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.
What materials are used?
We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.
For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.
Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.
What sizes are available?
Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.
What is your return and refund policy?
Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.
Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.
However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.
Can I track my order?
Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.