Home > SHOP FOR BOOKS > Motoring Books >

Rudolf Uhlenhaut:
Engineer and Gentleman
Wolfgang Scheller and Thomas Pollak

Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman The Father of the Mercedes 300 SL by Wolfgang Scheller and Thomas Pollak English Translation by Carmen Pollak
 
Alternative Views:


Our Price: $89.00
You'll earn 12 points
Shipping Costs: FREE SHIPPING TO USA AND UK. Shipping to all other countries will be charged one flat rate for first item, additional books in the same order are shipped for no additional s/h charge.

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Qty:

Description Newsfeed Book Reviews
 

NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE!
Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman
The Father of the Mercedes 300 SL
by Wolfgang Scheller and Thomas Pollak
English Translation by Carmen Pollak


Born 1906 in London as the son of an English mother and a German father, Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an engineer and designer for Daimler-Benz. He became famous for his achievements regarding the Silver Arrows, the 300 SL with the famous gull wing doors, the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, known as the “Uhlenhaut Coupé” and the various experimental C 111 versions well-known for several speed records.

Uhlenhaut joined Daimler-Benz in 1931 after finishing his studies of mechanical engineering in Munich. In 1936 he took over as head of the racing department and conducted the Silver Arrows and Rudolf Caracciola to their 1937 European championship. Based upon the 300 SL “Gullwing”, initially a thoroughbred racing sports car, he created the road versions W198 and the smaller open-topped W121, both launched at the International Motor Sports Show in New York 1954. Though Uhlenhaut never owned a car of his own, his official company car, a 300 SLR with a top speed of 290 km/h became famous as the Uhlenhaut Coupé – the fastest car of its day authorized for road use!

This first ever comprehensive biography of Rudolf Uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, depicts his life and technical achievements, presenting a complete compilation of all the patents he filed and exploring their significance. It also draws a vivid picture of the person behind the technical innovations and tries to explore his character and motivation.


  • Hard cover with dust jacket
  • 208 pages
  • 296 black and white, and color photographs
  • 12 MyRewards points with purchase

"Like" the Rudolf Uhlenhaut Facebook Page!
Click to view sample pages


Other Related Books
Augie Pabst: Regular Edition
Behind the Wheel.
Robert Birmingham
Mid-Atlantic American
Sports Car Races: 1953-1962.
Terry O'Neil
The Incredible Blitzen Benz:
Mighty Machines.
Karl Ludvigsen
Cunningham:
The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy.
Regular Edition.
Richard Harman
Our Price: 79.00
Our Price: 155.00
Our Price: 69.00
Our Price: 350.00
Augie Pabst:  Behind the Wheel by Robert Birmingham Mid-Atlantic American Sports Car Races, 1953-1962 The Incredible Blitzen Benz By Karl Ludvigsen Cunningham:  The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman
Maserati Tipo 63, 64, 65:
Birdcage to Supercage.
Willem Oosthoek
Around the Circuit:
Racing Car Transporters.
David Cross
Sports Car Racing in the South:
Texas to Florida 1961-62.
Willem Oosthoek
Maserati Tipo 60 and 61:
The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages.
Willem Oosthoek and Michel Bollee
Our Price: 140.00
Our Price: 89.00
Our Price: 155.00
Our Price: 150.00
Maserati Tipo 63, 64, 65: Birdcage to Supercage cover Around the Circuit:  Racing Car Transporters and Support Vehicles at Work Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1961-1962 Cover Maserati Tipo 60 and 61: The Magnifient Front-engined Birdcages
Sports Car Racing in the South:
Texas to Florida 1959-60.
Willem Oosthoek
Porsche by Mailander
Hardback Edition.
Karl Ludvigsen
The Mighty MG Magnettes of 33
The Cars, The Drivers, The Mystery.
Graeme Cocks
Sports Car Racing in the South:
From Texas to Florida, 1957-58.
Willem Oosthoek
Our Price: 155.00
Our Price: 150.00
Our Price: 110.00
Our Price: 125.00
Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1959-60 Cover Porsche:  By Mailander The Mighty MG Magnettes of 33 Cover Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1957-58 Cover
Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase
Regular Edition.
Colin Crabbe
Watkins Glen:
The Street Years 1948-1952.
Philippe Defechereux
The Cars of Vel Miletich
and Parnelli Jones.
Jimmy Dilamarter
Maserati 300S:
Hardcover Edition.
By Walter Bäumer
Our Price: 89.00
Our Price: 49.00
Our Price: 69.00
Our Price: 155.00
Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase by Colin Crabbe Watkins Glen:  The Street Years 1948-1952 Cover The Cars of Vel Miletich and Parnelli Jones Cover Maserati 300S by Walter Bäumer Cover
De Tomaso
From Buenos Aires to Modena.
Dr. Daniele Pozzi
The Bahamas Speed Weeks:
Revised Edition.
Terry O'Neil
Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato
Regular Edition.
Walter Bäumer
Our Price: 79.00
Our Price: 155.00
Our Price: 155.00
DE TOMASO From Buenos Aires to Modena The Bahamas Speed Weeks Cover Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Cover

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »