CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GP Bern, 1952 #20 blue

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A masterpiece of architecture model:CMC Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GP Bern, 1952 #20 blue

The dream model for Mercedes fans and motorsport enthusiasts:
The Mercedes 300 SL
Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Diecast, precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-159
  5. Parts: more than 250
  6. Limited Edition: 1,500
Model Details:
  • Metal precision model, hand-mounted and composed of more than 250 parts
  • Exact replica with a true-to-scale body
  • Original colors and logos printed by tampon method
  • Detailed engine, painted by hand
  • Gullwing doors, movable hood and trunk. Engine hood fastened with a real leather belt
  • Cockpit seats covered with check-pattern textile
  • Functional quarter vents
  • Trunk equipped with two spare-wheels
  • Spring-mounted front and rear wheel suspension
Description of the original vehicle: In 1952, Mercedes-Benz staged a comeback to motor sports racing with the newly-developed Type 300SL (W194). Featuring an unusual entry through a gull-wing door that opens from the lower edge of the side window and swivels upward around the centerpiece of the roof top, this streamlined sports car immediately cast a spell on the racing enthusiasts.

After a successful debut at the Mille Miglia, the 300SL moved on to the renewed competition of sports car racing at the Grand Prix of Bern on May 18th, 1952.

The three officially registered 300SL's were decked out in uncommonly colorful finishes, in-cluding dark red (Rudolf Caracciola, #16), green (Karl Kling, #18), and blue (Hermann Lang, #20), not to mention the silver-colored finish of the replacement car with Fritz Riess (#22) at its wheel. The team was ready to engage the rivals from Ferrari, Lancia, Aston Martin and Jaguar. At the end of the race, Mercedes-Benz celebrated a spectacular triple-victory, with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places clinched by Karl Kling, Hermann Lang and Fritz Rieß respectively. The joy of victory, however, was tempered because a tragic accident had happened to Rudolf Caracciola when he veered off the track on a stalled front brake and crashed into a tree in Round 13. He was taken to hospital with a broken femur and other injuries.

His recovery was long, and the bone fracture plus a knee surgery caused lasting impairment to his right leg, which put an end to Caracciola's racing career.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Engine: Six-cylinder in-line-engine, overhead camshaft
  2. Engine fuel supply: fuel injection pump
  3. Maximum output: 177 hp at 5,400 rpm
  4. Gearbox: four-speed, completely synchronized
  5. Displacement: 3,100 ccm
  6. Top speed: 257 km/h
  7. Wheel base: 2,400 mm
  8. Track front: 1,330 mm
  9. Track rear:1,445 mm