CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, #704 Hans Herrmann, Mille Miglia 1955

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Product.Nr.: CMC M-119

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A masterpiece of architecture model:CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, #704 Hans Herrmann, Mille Miglia 1955

CMC has recreated the original Hans Herrmann’s car down to the smallest detail in a limited edition of 2,000 units worldwide.
Technical data of the CMC-Model:
  1. Model: Assembled, handmade precision model
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-119
  5. Driver: Hans Herrmann
  6. Single parts: more than 1,500
  7. Limited Edition: 2,000 pcs worldwide
Model details:
  • Three-spoke steering wheel. The interior is outfitted in leather, and the seats are covered with textile fabric. The swing-up driver`s door provides ease for entry, but there is no such "luxury of convenience" for the co-pilot
  • Removable front and rear spare wheels in different sizes
  • Spoked-wheels on aluminium rims. Each stainless-steel spoke is mounted with a single nipple
  • The wheels can be removed by a three-winged locking nut
  • Authentic replication of the cockpit air ventilation, wind shield and rear view mirror
  • Realistic presentation of the original dashboard with all its instruments and control elements
  • The headrest dome connects with the hatch. It can be flipped up as one single unit to gain access to the spare wheels. The engine hood has a tent prop
  • A tank-access flap is integrated in the drivers`s headrest dome. The filler neck underneath is equipped with a removable tank cap make of stainless steel
  • The front-right engine hood fitted with a filigree grill for the cooler and engine air-inlet duct
  • Highly detailed 8-cylinder in-line-engine installed in angular position and complete with all pipes and cabeling
  • The sidepipes are made of stainless steel
  • Front wheel suspension with inside drum brakes
  • Space-frame with tank, wheel suspension, console for the spare wheels and electric fuel pumps
  • Roller-Map: The ingenious innovation of Denis Jenkinson
Description of the original vehicle: The annual endurance race of the Mille Miglia attracted a very impressive group of competitors in 1955. Mercedes-Benz had big plans up its sleeve, so it sent over a fleet of four racing cars, all of the type 300 SLR, which was to make its debut here. Piloted by world-famous top drivers, the 300 SLR was intended to be a passport to victory over such hard competitors as Ferrari, Maserati, and Aston Martin. Half of Italy was on its feet to follow the national racing highlight of the year.

At 7:04 on the morning of May 1, 1955, the 300 SLR with starting number 704 (starting number = starting time) left the launch pad in Brescia, with Hans Herrmann and his co-pilot Hermann Eger behind the wheel to attempt the 22nd championship of the 1,600 km-long Mille Miglia.

Having covered more than a half of the race, they were forced to retire because the fuel filler cap had come loose, causing a dangerous fuel spill all over the pilots. It was a hard decision, as Herrmann was holding a promising lead at the time.

The outcome of this race became world-famous and went down in racing history subsequently. Stirling Moss turned out to be the triumphant winner.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Engine: 8-cylinder in-line engine (installed in a 33° inclination to the right side)
  2. Direct fuel injection
  3. Desmodromic valve control (positively controlled valves)
  4. Underbody: wishbone in the front, single hinged swing axle in the rear
  5. Maximum output: 310 hp ati 7,500 rmp
  6. Displacement: 2,982 ccm
  7. Top speed: approx. 300 km/h
  8. Wheel base: 2,350 mm
  9. Total length: 4,315 mm