CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé, 1955
All good things gone by two! As you might noticed, CMC slightly altered this well known and often used saying. But CMC just don`t want to leave her standard Uhlenhaut Coupe with red interior (item number M-076) for much longer all alone in its show case.
So what would be more obvious than making also the second Uhlenhaut Coupe? In this case the personal company car of Rudolf Uhlenhaut as a high-end CMC model of the extra class. So finally the blue one will join his red brother.
And to make this release even more special, CMC Classic Model Cars devoted this model to the 125th anniversary of Mercedes that will take place in 2011. This CMC model car is worldwide limited to just 4,000 pieces and a more than worthy representative of this anniversary and the 125 year of automotive history.
Already at first sight, you will notice the mighty silencer on the cars side and the license plate with the number W22-6962. So you can see that this was Uhlenhaut`s preferred company car. Indeed it was this car that he used for business trips driving through half the European continent.
Beside the blue interior of the cockpit, you will be able to find a lot of other distinctive features if you compare the car with its red brother like the prominent air inlet on the engine hood or the acryl made wind- / insect protector. So feel free to explore all the details on your own and make sure to place a quick order to be one of the first collectors with a complete and inseparable pair of the most famous car duet of all times.
The hottest "Company car" of all times.
The Uhlenhaut coupés are not for sale. Daimler holds onto them as if they were their crown jewels. But now, this virtually unattainable model has become available to you! Don’t you think it’s time to get one model car for yourself or for a good friend?
- Model: Precision model, hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:18
- Item-No.: M-088
- Single parts: 1.817
- Limited Edition: 4000
- Interior: leather blue
- The "greenhouse" of this coupé resembles the cockpit of a plane. The seats are covered with checked cloth fabric.
- True to the original, the interior is covered with blue leather.
- The cockpit is complete with all instruments, control elements, switches and levers.l
- Everything is replicated faithfully to the real car
- A prominent air inlet on the engine hood
- acryl made wind- / insect protector
- A mighty silencer on the cars side
- Inside the trunk are two removable spare wheels, which are of different diameters, corresponding to those of the front and rear wheels respectively.
- The shiny side pipes, coming out of the air opening, are made of stainless steel. The cover of the maintenance opening can be removed. It is held in place by a simple but elegant magnetic mechanism.
- Highly-detailed and angular-installed 8-cylinder in-line-engine. All aggregates, pipes and cabling included. Support rod for the engine hood
- Abstützstange zur Fixierung der geöffneten Motorhaube
- Rotary flipper window, which is integrated inside the side window
- Hand-wired spokes, stainless-steel nipples, and aluminium rim
- A fine wire mesh protects the air inlet duct of the engine
- Removable three-wing central locking nuts and detachable wheels. The central locking nuts are so designed that they are side-specific.
- Detail-exact rear bodywork showing the Mercedes star, the 300 SLR type designation and the D-Logo
The explanation, however, is simple. Underneath the bodywork is an enhanced 3-litre Formula 1 engine. Actually the two coupés were built for racing. Their intended mission was to participate in endurance races, such as the Mille Miglia or the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But Daimler surprisingly decided to retire from professional racing at the end of 1955, and the situation changed drastically.
Rudolf Uhlenhaut, an ingenious engineer in charge of the Mercedes racing department, rightly decided that it would be a shame to let the two cars sit idle to gather dust in a garage. As a result, the two 300 SLR coupés became his personal company cars. Today every automobile enthusiast knows what is meant by "the Uhlenhaut coupé," even though this was never an official designation. When Rudolf went to work in the morning, the whole neighborhood noticed it. Because the 300 hp 8-cylinder would send out a throbbing uproar. And there were limits to what the additional silencer could do to reduce the deafening noise of the side pipes. Rudolf Uhlenhaut really enjoyed driving the coupés, and he also had the skills to handle these beasts of power. Contemporary witnesses confirm that he was able to drive from Stuttgart to Munich in less than an hour. Given the increasing traffic congestion, this is something we can only dream about today.
If you want to see the original Uhlenhaut coupé, you have to visit the Daimler museum in Stuttgart, Germany. If you want to see it every day, however, just put this incomparably beautiful model on display in your cabinet.
- 8-cylinder in-line-engine (installed in a 33° inclination to the right side)
- Direct fuel injection
- Desmodromic valve control (positively controlled valves)
- Chassis: wishbone in the front, one joint single hinged swing axle in the rear
- Displacement: 2,982 ccm
- Output: approx. 300 hp at 7,600 rpm.
- Top speed: approx. 300 km/h
- Wheel base: 2,370 mm
- Total length: 4,315 mm
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