CMC Mercedes Targa Florio, 1924
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Product.Nr.: CMC M-203
CMC Mercedes Targa Florio, 1924 Winner #10 Christian Werner / Karl Sailer
Post-production M-048 with external gasoline line.
Because of increasing market demand for replicas of the 1924 Targa and Coppa Florio winner, CMC has decided to introduce a remake of this gem of model making. Unlike the previous version, the remake is equipped with an external gasoline line. It will come with the Item No. M-203 so that you have a second chance to complete or upgrade your collection of CMC models with this coveted item.
- Modell: Precision model hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:18
- Item-No.: M-203
- Color: red
- Driver: Christian Werner / Karl Sailer
- Parts: 1.009
- Limited Edition: not limited
- Precision metal model hand-assembled of more than 1.009 single parts
- Steering wheel with metal spokes
- Steering wheel rim covered with leather, leather seats
- Nicely designed dash board with round instruments
- Movable drivers wind shield
- Movable lever for ignition- and compound adjustment
- Manual pump to set the gas tank under pressure and grease gun for water pump lubrication
- Double-leaf enginehood made of copper. Side panel can also be opened
- Highly detailed engine with cabeling and arangement of levers
- Removable spark plug sockets
- Motor-subshell of copper sheet
- Steel wire-brake cables for the front and rear wheels
- Rotating metal-starter hand crank
- Cooler with rock protection guard from fine-meshed wire netting
- Shock absorber with movable lever arm
- Moving handbrake with working detent pawl and upholstered leather handle
- The starting number 10 is mounted in an elaborate tampon printing method on the burgundy painted body
- Six-layer metal leaf springs with spring function at the front and rear axle
- Tank filler neck and tank cap with removable bayonet lock stainless steel
- Functional hood locks with spiral springs
For the development of a race car for the 1924 Targa Florio, Ferdinand Porsche was appointed the new chief designer at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. Under his peronal direction, the 1923 compressor engine was carefully studied and then modified with a series of ground-breaking innovations. As a result, its maximum output was increased to 126 hp (later up to 150 hp).
On April 27, 1924, racing against the toughest competition, Christian Werner drove his two-liter supercharged Mercedes with starting #10 to a double victory at the Targa and Coppa Florio in Sicily. His teammates Christian Lautenschlager and Alfred Neubauer finished 2nd and 3rd for the Targa Florio and then took 10th and 13th places respectively for the Coppa Florio.
The Mercedes race cars wore an unusua livery for these two races. Instead of the white German racing color, they were painted a red Italian racing color. With this move, the Mercedes pilots were able to steer clear of possible stone throws from hot-tempered Italian spectators who could be hostile to non-Italian race cars.
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The use of racing team and/or driver names, symbols, starting numbers, and/or descriptions is solely for reference purposes. Unless otherwise stated, it does not imply that the CMC scale model is a product of any of these racing teams/drivers or endorsed by any of them.
- 4-cylinder-inline-engine M 7294
- Displacement: 1.989 ccm
- Maximum output: 126 hp with compressor at 4.500 rpm (later up to 5.000/rpm)
- Top speed: 120 km/h
- Wheel base: 2,700 mm
- Total length: 3.800 mm
- Seats available: 2
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Wrote by Antonio S. on 01.09.2010
CMC Mercedes Benz Targa Florio, 1924
Modèle superbe par sa présence, le carter inférieur est en cuivre vernis, magnifique. Voiture victorieuse de la Targa Florio en 1924 avec Christian Werner. Le vainqueur recevait le célèbre trophée de la Plaque en or (plaque=Targa en italien) gravée par l’artiste de renom René Lalique et montrant une voiture en course sur fond de paysage sicilien. Dans la Saga Mercedes Benz ce véhicule mérite bien sa place.
Wrote by Antonio S. on 31.08.2010
CMC Mercedes Benz Targa Florio, 1924
Modèle superbe par sa présence, le carter inférieur est en cuivre vernis, magnifique. Voiture victorieuse de la Targa Florio en 1924 avec Christian Werner. Le vainqueur recevait le célèbre trophée de la Plaque en or (plaque=Targa en italien) gravée par l’artiste de renom René Lalique et montrant une voiture en course sur fond de paysage sicilien. Dans la Saga Mercedes Benz ce véhicule mérite bien sa place .
Wrote by Jean-Pierre S. on 25.06.2010
Difficile de faire mieux
Modèle exemplaire. Le dynamisme est parfaitement rendu. Bravo CMC !