CMC Mercedes-Benz Race Car Transporter, 1954, 1/43

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A masterpiece of architecture model:CMC Mercedes-Benz race car transporter, 1954, 1/43
Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:43
  4. Item-No.: M-036K
  5. Parts: 409
  6. Limited Edition: 9.999
  7. in Box with certificate
Model Details:
  • Solid metal bumpers donned in a chrome finish
  • Functional doors with sliding windows
  • Detailed replication of the cockpit
  • Fabric-covered seats and door panels
  • True rendition of the original rear window in the driver's cabin
  • Engine hood is functional, and service hatch lid is removable
  • Highly detailed six-cylinder in-line-engine
  • Chassis made of cruciform frame beams
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Rear swing axle with arm pivots lowered for both the axle and coil springs
  • Stainless-steel tracks with an original pattern of holes and eyelets for stowing a car
  • Metal cable straps with retractable hooks for holding car wheels in place
  • Rails of the loading ramp are removable and mountable
  • Leather straps with metal buckles for holding the rails
  • Loading ramp stands stowed on top of the spare wheels
Description of the original vehicle: In 1954 a special and unique hand-built vehicle emerged from the workshops of Daimler-Benz – the Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter. With its deep blue Daimler-Benz paintwork, the soft curves of the body, and a maximum speed of 170 km/h, it caused just as much fascination as the W196 and 300 SLR racing cars on the loading bed.

After Daimler-Benz withdrew from Formula 1 racing at the end of 1955, this vehicle disappeared from public view. Sadly, the original was scrapped in 1967.

In the early 1990’s, Daimler-Benz resurrected this treasure. Under the direction of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, a replica of the original was constructed, bringing this unique vehicle back to life.

To mark the occasion of the Mercedes-Benz 100th anniversary in 2001, the racing car transporter was shown to an excited public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in South England.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Engine: Six-cylinder in-line engine (300 SL)
  2. Fuel direct injection
  3. Displacement: 2,996 ccm
  4. Maximum output: 192 hp at 5,500 rmp
  5. Top speed: 170 km/h
  6. Wheel base 3,050 mm
  7. Lenght: 6,750 mm
  8. Width: 2,000 mm
  9. Total wight: 2,100 kg


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Wrote by . on 19.01.2012

A posseder absolument dans sa collection

CMC a réalisé au 1/43 la plus belle réplique de ce transporteur Mercedes, bien loin devant le Conrad ou autres fabricants

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