Race transporters used to be much more interesting than a DAF with a huge box trailer on the back…
This is the Mercdes-Benz ‘Blue Wonder’, built in the mid-1950s to transport the team’s racing cars (plus a few customer cars too). Based on a lengthened Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing chassis, and powered by the same engine, the Blue Wonder was billed as the fastest transporter in the world.
Sadly the original vehicle was scrapped in ’67, although Mercedes have since built a replica, and so has previous bloggee pixeljunkie of Flickr, whose Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 car appeared here earlier in the week and now resides on the deck of the truck.
There’s more to see of Pixel’s fantastic model at his photostream – click the link above to transport yourself back to 1955.
Even Jay Leno has a replica of the Blue Wonder 🙂