I was doing research into the former Scott grundfor 300SLS roadster, since sold, which actually was a re-numbered 1952 factory racing car 00009/52. I contend that the three cars photogrpahed by David Douglas Duncan for Colliers were all 300SLS cars but saw a mention in a magazine that only two were made, though the magazine shows three in convoy crossing the Alps on a test run (dramatic photos by the way, the drivers wearing those leather or cloth helmets and goggles with racing windscreens). Then I read that Paul O'Shea and Georg Tilp had lightweight (alluminum bodied?) 300SLs or were they steel bodied cars that went through a weight reduction program? Anyway they sewed up the SCCA Class D championship and I was wondering how they could run as production cars if all the rest of the 300SL roadsters were steel bodied? In a story by Dennis Adler it says the two O'Shea/Tilp factory prepared roadsters disappeared into the sands of time.
So reducing it to questions:
-how many factory 300SLS cars were made?
-Are the O'Shea-Tilp SCCA roadsters part of that run?
-Were the O'Shea-Tilp cars alloy bodied and how did that make them production cars?
Thanks for any advice,