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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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).
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Item No. M-162
Limited Edition 1500 Worldwide
Please note : The model pictured is a prototype.
Hill climbs always offer a variety of exhilaration in motor sport. They had become very popular by the 30’s, thanks to an increasing number of Grand-Prix race cars getting involved. Befittingly Auto Union held a special position, as they had an extraordinary skilled driver Hans Stuck, who was acclaimed to be “King of the Mountains” owing to his numerous hill-climbing victories.
The legendary hill-climb track at the Schauinsland Mountain near Freiburg was internationally famous. The first hill-climbing race took place there in 1925. In the following years the race grew to be an international competition, which often attracted more than 20,000 spectators during the golden era of the Schauinsland hill climbs in the 30’s.
This was very true of the 13th Schauinsland hill climb during the Grand Prix of Germany; it took place on August 1st, 1937 and boasted a registration list of drivers from 10 different nations. Most noteworthy were the two top racing teams: Auto Union with Hans Stuck and Bernd Rosemayer and Mercedes-Benz with Rudolf Caracciola, Manfred von Brauchitsch and Hermann Lang. The race-track was 12km long, leading all the way to the top of Schauinsland Pass with 178 turns for drivers to negotiate and an ascent of 780 meters on slopes that could be 12˚ uphill.
At the end of the race, Hans Stuck lived up to his nickname “King of the Mountains” and raced his Auto Union Type C with twin-tyre rear wheels and starting number 111 to be the winner by using one second less than his team mate Bernd Rosemayer. The latter was also on a Type C, but with single-tyre rear wheels. Mercedes-Benz didn’t have a chance that day. Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang, each on a W125, finished 3rd and 4th.
Back then the drive-axle was often fitted with twin tyres in order to improve the transmission of motor torque onto the road. This resulted in better traction and made it easier to control the veer-off forces in narrow hill curves. But ultimately, it was not only the engine power, but also the driving skills and, above all, the cornering technique of a pilot that were essential for winning the victory.
This museum quality, hand-crafted piece of diecast metal precision model is a replica of Hans Stuck’s winning vehicle with starting number 111 and twin-tyre rear wheels.
TECHNICAL DATA OF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE:
V16 engine with Roots compressor.
Maximum output: 520 hp at 5000 rpm
Displacement: 6005 ccm
Top speed: approx. 340 km/h
Wheel base: 2310 mm
Total length: 3920 mm
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• Item #M-139
• Limited edition of 2500 pieces worldwide
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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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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.