CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS, O'Shea 1955/57

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A masterpiece of architecture model: CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS, O'Shea 1955/57
The two 300 SLS which especially built for the USA were the only exception within the range of the Roadster-production of Daimler Benz. Therefore they are of grat sentimental value for every model-car collector.

Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:24
  4. Item-No.: M-030
  5. Parts: more than 225
  6. Limited Edition: 1500
Model Details:
  • On the underbody, the metal grid frame is clearly visible
  • Rear axle and front wheels are sprung
  • Bonnet, doors and boot lid can be opened
  • Very detailed engine
  • Side louvers of photo-etched parts, each hand-assembled
Description of the original vehicle: In the 1950s, Daimler-Benz built two 300 SL 225 HP roadsters for the US, especially for the open sports car class. Her toughest competitors were the Aston Martin DB 3S, the Ferrari Monza and the Maserati 300 S.
Prominent racing driver Paul O'Shea won all major races in the USA with his 300 SLS. At the end of the 1957 season O'Shea reached the first place. And with three times more points than a counterpart Shelby on the Maserati 300 S.
In the area of the 300 SL Sport use, the two 300 SLS were the only exception in the USA racing scene.

Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. 6-cylinder in-line engine (easier aluminum construction)
  2. Aluminum body
  3. Maximum power: 225 (235) hp at 6,000 rpm
  4. Bore x stroke: 85 x 88
  5. Displacement: 2,996 ccm
  6. Fuel supply: Injection pump
  7. Top speed: approx. 230 km/h
  8. Wheelbase: 2.400 mm
  9. Track front: 1,398 mm
  10. Track rear: 1,448 mm
  11. Total weight: 1040 kg
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