CMC Mercedes-Benz W125 #2 GP Donington, 1937, Hermann Lang

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A masterpiece of architecture model: M-114 CMC Mercedes-Benz W125 #2 GP Donington, 1937, Hermann Lang

CMC has replicated the Lang car virtually identical to the original.
All parts of the W 125 are pieced together to give a valuable collectors item. The love for details can be seen in the 51 small and 27 larger metal rivets and the laying of the 41 cables and wires.

Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-114
  5. Color: silver
  6. Driver: Hermann Lang
  7. Parts: ---
  8. Limited Edition: 1,000
Model details:
  • Dashboard of stainless steel with hand brushed marble effect surface
  • Cooler grill of 35 handsoldered stainless steel wires in front of a fine metal mesh
  • Wheels on filigree spokes. Hand mounted steel wires. Authentic tyres
  • Removable engine hood with finely milled slits. Spring loaded locking hooks of steel wire. Milled ventilation slits to the side of the engine compartment
Description of the original vehicle: Mercedes entered four race cars of the type W125 for the Donington Grand Prix of England that took place on October 2nd, 1937.
With starting number 2, Hermann Lang took off from the first row of the grid. He drove a courageous race and demonstrated great driving skills as he scuttled through a white dust cloud at 275 km/hr to enter the Starkeg curve. In the 10th lap, Lang became the race leader. But later on, he had to deal with massive problems in the front wheel suspension -- a defect that was very unusual for the W125 so far. It is likely that the extremely bumpy track (including one big jump) had caused this problem.

Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. 8-cylinder-inline-engine, Roots-compressor
  2. Two overhead camshafts
  3. Bore x stroke: 94 x 102 mm
  4. Maximum output: up to 570 hp at 5.800 rpm
  5. Displacement: 5.660 ccm
  6. Topspeed: approx. 320 km/hr
  7. Wheelbase: 2,798 mm
  8. Track front/rear: 1,473 / 1,412 mm
  9. Dry weight: 749 kg
  10. Front wheels with single-wheel suspension and a double wishbone and coil springs
  11. De Dion rear-axle with lengthwise installed torsion bars
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