CMC Auto Union Typ C, 1936-37

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product description

A masterpiece of architecture model:
    The Auto Union Type C is hand-assembled from 1026 parts into an extraordinary precision model. The individual parts are made of high-qualitiy materials: 23 parts are zinc die-cast, 754 are metal or copper, and 153 are made of plastic. The remaining 96 parts are screws, rivets, or simulated screw heads. For the first time, CMC is presenting a model in 1:18 scale that is composed of more than 1,000 parts - a milestone in its history.
Technical data of the CMC-Model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-034
  5. Single parts: 1,191
  6. Limited Edition: --.--
Model details:
  • Costly dashboard
  • Sides with metal covering
  • Cockpit-seat with real textile and head rest with real leather covering
  • Exact display of the front friction shock absorber
  • Ventilated brake drums with metal scoop
  • Hand-made stainless steel radiator grilll
  • Authentic reproduction of cooling system
  • Wheels in filigree spoke design. Each wheel is composed of 75 parts and removable by means of a double-winged central locking nut
  • Removable front- and engine hood of zinc die-casting or copper plate, locking with metal hooks and real rubber rings
  • First representation of single parts as pressed parts in a new production technology: for example, outside mirror housing, windscreen frame as well as rear- and brake drums air scoops, each made of metal
  • Stainless steel filler pipe which can be opened
  • Precise reproduction of the 16-cylinder-V-engine
  • Detailed cabeling and laying of the oil- and fuel pipes
  • Removable sparking plugs
Description of the original vehicle:
    This racing car developed by Ferdinand Porsche wrote racing history right away like almost no other racing car had done before: In 1936 Auto Union presented with the Type C a monoposto which was almost totally different from all the other racing cars known so far. What stood out especially was the unconventional design of the sensational 16-cylinder.

    V-engine installed behind the driver and in front of the rear axle – an innovation which soon became the accepted thing. This high- performance racing car was above all so successful because the bullet with 520 hp was driven by a highly talented racing driver: Bernd Rosemeyer. 1936 was his most successful year when he became European Champion and won numerous Grand Prix. In 1937 the new ace of the Auto Union could keep his main competitor, Mercedes-Benz, in check as well and was able to continue his successful carreer with five further wins. At the beginning of 1938, however, his carreer came to an abrupt and tragical end by a fatal accident which occured during the try of breaking the speed world record.
    After the end of the Second World War, the remaining racing cars in Zwickau had to be handed over as reparation payment to the Soviet-Union. Till now it`s not comprehensible, what exactly happend to the racing cars after that day.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Engine: 16-cylinder-V-engine
  2. Displacement: 6.005 ccm
  3. Maximum output: 520 hp at 5.000 rpm
  4. Topspeed: ca. 340 km/h
  5. Wheel base: 2.310 mm
  6. Total length: approx. 3.920 mm
  7. Roots-compressor