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Mercedes Blue Wonder (Monaco 1955)
Mercedes' "Blue Wonder" transporter carrying a W196 at the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix.

Back in the 1950s, the Mercedes Benz Formula 1 team used a custom built car hauler that was powered by the same engine used in their 300 SL Gullwing. The called in The Blue Wonder, and they weren't kidding.

The first 'Blue Wonder' was built at the request of racing manager Alfred Neubauer back in the mid 1950s, and it served Mercedes-Benz for more than a decade.  Its swoopy design belies the fact that this is a massive vehicle. It's 6.75-meters long and two-meters-wide. The transporter was built up on a lengthened tubular frame from the Mercedes-Benz 300 S luxury coupe of the same era. It was motivated by a three-liter inline-six with direct-injection that was lifted directly from the legendary 300 SL Gullwing sports car of 1955. Other components, like the doors, fenders and some of the interior bits were taken from the standard Mercedes-Benz 180 sedan.

After Mercedes-Benz pulled out of racing at the end of 1955 following the Le Mans tragedy from the previous June, the 'Blue Wonder' was used as an exhibition vehicle in the USA. After that it was used for ten years by the Mercedes-Benz test department.

For unknown reasons, the great Rudolf Uhlenhaut, one of the greatest racing engineers ever, and manager of the motor sports department during the transporter's racing period, had the Blue Wonder model scrapped in 1967. Decades later, Mercedes came to their senses and rebuilt the racing car hauler using archive photographs.

Text source: www.carthrottle.com/post/the-3…

1955 Monaco Grand Prix, Circuit de Monaco

© Daimler AG
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Nigel Mansell | Nelson Piquet (Portugal 1986)
Nigel Ernest James Mansell (GBR) (Canon Williams Honda), Williams FW11 - Honda RA166E 1.5 V6 t (finished 1st)
Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (BRA) (Canon Williams Team), Williams FW11 - Honda RA166-E 1.5 V6 T (finished 2nd)

1986 Portuguese Grand Prix, Autódromo do Estoril

© Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd.
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Roydenouter Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
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liverpoolfan23 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Love your gallery! You have some of the best F1 photos I've seen.
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MatthewandKatlayn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I Just stopped by to say how amazing your gallery is! It seems you put ALOT of work into every piece. Dont Stop what you're doing. Hope life brings you joy and best wishes for the future!!! :D
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F1-history Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Thank you :)
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bibichu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thank you very much for this album! I love F1 too and those pictures brings me back to the times racing was fun and dangerous, not much politics involved... Once again thank you for sharing
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F1-history Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Thanks :)
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MattK1989 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, I just wanted to stop by to tell you that you have the same picture posted twice, Didier Pironi (Great Britain 1978) by F1-history  here and Didier Pironi (Great Britain 1978) by F1-history  here

good images btw, keep up the good work :)
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AnneIon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, so happy i found this site :) thank you!
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