CMC Mercedes-Benz SSKL #8 Rudolf Caracciola, 1931
That's how the winner of the GP of Germany 1931 looked. Rudolf Caracciola and his winning Mercedes-Benz SSKL, also known as the strong “White Elephant”. A perfect alliance of man and machine became a truly “dynamic duo”. CMC has recreated this victorious race car, with starting number 8, true to the original. This most impressive model is limited to 4,000 pieces worldwide.
- Model: Precision model hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Allemagne
- Scale: 1:18
- Art.-No.: M-082
- Parts: more than 1,800
- Limited Edition: 4.000
- Hand-assembled metal precision model made of more than 1700 single parts
- True-to-scale replication body
- Authentic replication of the weight-reduced steel frame
- Radiator and rock -guard made of metal
- Two-winged engine hood that opens on both sides and is secured with a real leather belt
- Engine hood locking device with spring-hooks
- 6-cylinder in-line engine with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
- Metal-tube replication of flexible exhaust pipes
- Meticulous replication of wheel with aluminium rims, hand-wired spokes of stainless steel. All painted in matt-black
- Removable central locking nut
- Leaf spring of metal on the front- and rear axle
- Tank opening with hinged tank cap of stainless steel
- Both levers on the steering wheel, one for the gas the other for the ignition adjustment, are movable
- A true-to-the-original recreated cockpit with real leather seats and a fully instrumented dashboard
- Drum brakes in original copper-design with cooling fins
- Starting number 8 on the side of the car painted on a real cloth
One manufacturer dominated the racing scene from the mid to the late 1920's, and even in 1931. That manufacturer was Mercedes-Benz, with its legendary supercharged models of the S-series, which established its reputation in a variety of races. Because of its overwhelming power and great size, the SSKL was called the "White Elephant".
1931 was a very special year for the talented driver Rudolf Caracciola and his SSKL. The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer in Untertürkheim was only able to provide limited support in the midst of the worldwide economic crisis. Despite of this lack of support, Caracciola, with his lightweight SSKL, managed to score two sensation victories in 1931. His greatest victory was undoubtedly the Mille Miglia, held from April 12-13, 1931. Soon afterwards, the public cheered his next triumph in the Mercedes SSKL. On July 19. Caracciola and his "White Elephant" with its distinctive black stripe on the engine hood finished first in the Grand Prix of Germany. The race unfolded at the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, also known as the "Green Hell". The drivers had to master 22 laps, the challenge of 501,8 km. "Caratsch" and his co-pilot Wilhelm Sebastian covered that distance in only 4 hours, 38 minutes, and 10 seconds, with an average speed of 108,3 km/h
The "SSKL" became the zenith of the legendary S series, which enhanced the image of "Mercedes-Benz" all around the world.
- Six cylinder in-line-engine with overhead camshaft
- Shiftable compressor (roots-supercharge)
- Bore x stroke: 100 x 150 mm
- Displacement: 7,059 ccm
- Maximum output: 240hp (without compressor), 300 hp (with activated compressor) at 3,400 rpm
- Topspeed: 235 km/h
- Wheel base: 2,950 mm
- Total length: 4,250 mm
- Length x width x height: 4,250 x 1,700 x 1,250 mm
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Wrote by Heinrich S. on 21.02.2021
Super Modell, Details und Ausführung sehr gut. Die Kaufabwicklung war einwandfrei. Gerne wieder.
Wrote by Koen V. on 02.02.2012
Miniatuur die thuis hoort in de Superklasse!
Alweer overtreft CMC zich bij dit model.\r\nDe detaillering is gewoonweg VERBLUFFEND.\r\n
Wrote by Jean-Pierre S. on 11.11.2010
Dynamique et racé
Un modèle très sportif à collectionner d\'urgence pour les amateurs de courses automobiles
Wrote by Antonio S. on 27.08.2010
CMC Mercedes-Benz SSKL, N°8 Rudolf Caracciola, 1931
Cette Mercedes Benz a marqué l’histoire de la course automobile. CMC réalise ici un modèle magnifique avec un réalisme saisissant, tout l’esprit de la course automobile est représente sur ce modèle vainqueur du GP d’Allemagne de 1931. Tout est réalisé identique à l’original. Comme CMC réalise un sans faute.