CMC Mercedes-Benz 500K yellow, Spezialroadster open, 1936
After consultation with the manufacturer CMC, this model was only in red and blue. The previously known 500K yellow is from Vanbo and no CMC. It was distributed by Mercedes-Benz Classic, but in gray packaging and is not an original CMC.
Presumably, this CMC-model may be a one-off item. In the history a CMC rarity.
- Model: Precision model hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:24
- Item-No.: M-002G
- Parts: more than 230
- Limited Edition: ---
- Bonnet, doors and the boot lid can be opened
- Seats covered with real ivory leather
- carpeted floor
- mobile solar panel
- hand-assembled metal trim strips on both doors
- detailed dashboard with individually hand-mounted instruments and air vents
- very detailed illustrated motor, motorhood open from both sides
- Spoke wheels with white-wall tires and red hubs
The construction of 500 K Spezialroadster from Hans Nibel defeated all here existing types. The frontwings are 3,27 m, giving this car a magnificant and unprecedendented streamline. The high basic price of 28.000 Reichsmark influenced the sales. Nevertheless between 1934 -1936, 354 Spezialroadster and Sportroadster were sold.
500 K Spezialroadster continued the traditions of the world wellknown S and SS Types, not originally, but more elegant, comfortable and efficient. The Firm Daimler -before combined with Benz in June 1926, undoutly as the first equipped their cars with compressors. The type 500 K Spezialroadster with compressor has different bodies, principally all of them with sportly character.
During the 2000 km automobile tour in Germany in 1934, two 500 K Spezialroadsters were the winners of a gold medal. Professor Rudolf Uhlenhaut of Daimler-Benz drove one of them. Princess Cherwachidze got a 500 K Spezialroadster in 1936, she was the winner with this car at the Concours d'Elegance in Cannes that year.
Well-known owners of this car at that time were, for example: King Chasi of Irak, the Tin-Tycoon Abreu of Argentinia. 1995 Naohiro Ihsikawa of Japan with his blue 500 K Spezialroadster won the "Best of Show" at the Automobile Classique et Louis Vuitton of the Concour d'Elegance in Paris.