CMC is a brand renowned for high quality detailing and special features, who have still managed to continuously impress collectors around the world with their exceptional models, This Mercedes-Benz 300SLR is no exception.
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This model is a rarity being a limited edition of only 2,000 pieces produced worldwide, but is also the only one we have in stock.
The annual endurance race of the Mille Miglia attracted a very impressive group of competitors in 1955, Including this magnificent Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.
At 6:58 on the morning of May 1, 1955, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with starting number 658 (starting number = starting time) left the launch pad in Brescia, with Juan Manuel Fangio (no co-pilot) behind its wheel to attempt the 22nd championship of the 1,600 km-long Mille Miglia.
Owing to his prudent driving style and outstanding skills behind the wheel, Fangio crossed the finish line in Brescia just next to the winning champion Stirling Moss (also on a Mercedes-Benz SLR).
A fantastic model with a rich racing history and high quality detailing,
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• Item #M-139
• Limited edition of 2500 pieces worldwide
• CMC has a reputation for producing the highest quality models in the world and with a highly detailed interior, moving features and a superior finish, just look at the detail in the pictures shown here.
• So for a sports car that will make a fantastic show piece, make your jaw drop and your friends jealous, you can't go past this impressive CMC model.
Jean Kerguen, one of the best private race drivers of France in the late 1950s, qualified to participate in the 1961 Le Mans with his Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. While preparing for the race, he won the support of Marcel Blondeau, the official Aston Martin dealer in France and owner of Garage Mirabeau. Especially helpful was Des O´Dell, an Aston Martin expert on the Mirabeau team who was experienced in race car development and had an excellent grasp on the Le Mans racing scene. Jean Kerguen and his co-pilot Jacques Dewez (nickname “Franc”) were well-prepared when they took off from the front row of the first grid and were joined by two more Aston Martin cars from the British racing team ERS.
The start was excellent for Kerguen’s Zagato. To the delight of the pilots as well as the whole racing team, the subsequent racing proved to be a smooth run, as well. The only mechanical intervention that had to be made was a change of the brake pads after 14 hours and then clutch adjustment after 16 hours. When Kerguen made his last pit stop after 23 hours of racing, he was in the 9th position. Jacques Dewez was to take over and race the remaining 50 minutes. But much to his horror, no matter how he pushed the starter button, the car wouldn’t start! Quick checks performed by Des O´Dell couldn’t identify any apparent problems with the battery, cables, or starter. Deeply disappointed, the team had to throw in the towel after 286 laps with only 50 minutes remaining before the end of the race.
Before the team had to withdraw, its Zagato was in the 3rd position of the GT-class, which made it the best-accomplished British car in the field. In the wake of this race, an extensive inspection was conducted of the car, which turned to be in a perfect condition, except for a starter that broke down during the final pit stop.
TECHNICAL DATA OF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE:
Maximum output: 314 hp at 6,000rpm
Top speed: 246km/hr
Bore x stroke: 92 x 92mm
Wheel base: 2,363mm
Track front / rear: 1,372/1,359 mm
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This 1:87 Ferrari Model is Produced by CMC in polished alloy metal,
CMC known for their extremely high quality and detailing.
This Exclusive Ferrari Dino 156 F1, is a Limited edition Numbered 1341 of 5,000 Produced.
Coming in at less than 5cm long this is a steal for a CMC Brand model at under $50
This model is also featured in Issue 15 of the Diecast Magazine on Page 72
A Fantastic Model, brought to you from a great brand in a scale that is uncommon in Australia making for a great point of difference to any collection or for the collector that values CMC's quality model production but looking for one at a more affordable price of under $50.00
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DMCS are proud to offer this model for immediate delivery.
CMC have done it again, showing that they produce some of the highest quality models in the world.
Product number #M-152
History of the real car:
A total of 39 GTO cars were built, of which 3 copies with a four-liter engine.
In March 1961, was nervous at Ferrari. Reason for this was the newly introduced Jaguar E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show. It was seen as a serious competitor and feared losing its supremacy in racing events.
Enzo Ferrari acted immediately and commissioned Giotto Bizzarrini as a project to develop a new GT car. Bizzarrini served as an experimental vehicle of the tried and tested 250 GT / SWB. It was clear as unchanged as possible to accept the chassis at the same wheelbase of 2,400mm. Rear axle, body aerodynamics and center of gravity were particularly in focus and train were improved by train.
The new GTO was introduced in February 1962 with a phenomenal beautiful become body in the world press in Maranello.
His first race was in 1962 at the 12-hour race at Sebring / USA in which the driver duo Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien equal with a victory in the GT class and could come up second overall of the entire field of participants. Henceforth, it was all up; 1962 in 1963 and 1964, Ferrari was able to secure the GTO brand World Cup.