CMC Mercedes-Benz Targa Florio, 1924 white
With this variant CMC offer you a model complete in white, without starting numbers.
- Modell: Precision model hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:18
- Item-No.: M-206
- Color: white
- Parts: 1.009
- Limited Edition: ---
- 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
- 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
It was the preparation of a race car for the 1924 Targa Florio, and Ferdinand Porsche had become the new chief designer at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. Under his personal direction, a team of engineers took an in-depth look into the 1923 M7294 compressor engine and came up with some ground-breaking upgrades. As a result, the mximum output was pushed up to 126 hp (even to 150 hp in late 1924). This was made possible by relocating the compressor - Roots blower – to the front of the engine. When power was required, the driver could now activate it by a forceful step on the gas pedal. It would trigger mechanic action or movement to bring the output from a normal 68 hp up to 126 hp.
Shortly before the start the german race cars that according to the FIA specifications until 1970 had normally to be painted in white were repainted in red- with this trick Mercedes could successfully prevent that the vehicles were thrown at the many local crossings in Sicily by Italian fans with stones. Only with this trick was it possible to win the double victory.
Also at CMC, we decided at the last minute to repaint one of the models, the M-206. So this will not be delivered as previously planned in red but in white, as it was also thought by Mercedes initially.
CMC also succeeded in finding new and previously unknown archive material.
On this historically unique basis, CMC has adapted the vehicles. So they have outside gasoline pipes and, most importantly, on the new knowledge following, correct narrow racing tires. Also today CMC is sure that the vehicles were carrying two spare wheels at the rear and considered this accordingly.
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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