Mercedes-Benz steering wheel, 1952-1955
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A very rare, original steering wheel as used in (and interchangeable with) the W194 sportsracing car, the W196 Grand Prix car and the 300SLR sports racing car. This wonderfully ‘battle-scarred’ steering wheel includes the quick-release mechanism superbly engineered by Mercedes-Benz and common to each of these models, allowing them to be interchangeable. This particular steering wheel is believed to have been fitted to a Type W194 that participated in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana in Mexico in 1952. Of undoubted museum quality the steering wheel is presented within a bespoke glazed presentation case with silver plaque.
Diameter: 16½ inches (42 cm) approx.
Case size: 24 x 22 x 4 inches (61 x 56 x 10 cm)
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