CMC Mercedes-Benz W25, #20 Eifelrennen, 1934 "DIRTY HERO ®" 20th Anniversary CMC

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CMC Mercedes-Benz W25, #20 Eifelrennen, 1934
"DIRTY HERO ®" 20th Anniversary CMC

CMC celebrates its 20-year anniversary in 2015. To mark the occasion, CMC release a special edition of the Mercedes-Benz W25, featuring a very realistic after-race appearance of this car. Limited to 1,000 pieces for worldwide distribution, this “Dirty Hero” model comes with a black acrylic base plate and an anniversary-commemoration name plaque.

After Daimler-Benz staged a comeback to the Grand Prix racing scene in 1934, Manfred von Brauchitsch was crowned with victory at the Eifel Race of the Nürburgring. The newly-developed Mercedes W25 that he raced with starting number 20 became a legend and also known as the first “Silver Arrow.”

This edition of the Mercedes-Benz W25 is meant to bring to our fans and collectors the historic looks of this winning car at the finish line. Mud splashes, wear and tear on the drum brake and tires, road dust, traces of oil, water, and gas leakage, and a rear end blackened by exhaust fume are all visible evidence of the hardships that the winner had to go through.

In this way, a new type of CMC model is born. It is refreshingly different from what we usually offer, but will find its followers who appreciate the memory and miniature of a winning car in its after-race looks.
Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision metal model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-147
  5. Parts: more than 890
  6. Limited Edition: 1000 pcs
Model details:
  • Precision metal model hand-assembled of more than 890 single parts
  • Authentically-formed and true-to-scale body
  • 8-cylinder in-linde-engine with compressor, all aggregates, pipes an cabling
  • Removable engine hood with open-cut air louvres and spring-loaded locking hooks
  • Hand-made radiator grille of stainless steel bars joined with solder and inlaid with wire mesh
  • Perfect stainless steel spokes and aluminium rims (silver at the front and white at the back); Each spoke is mounted with a nipple
  • Removable, double-winged central locking nut
  • Dashboard made of stainless steel with controls and instruments on a marbled surface
  • The driver seat is covered with textile and the headrest with real leather
  • Brilliant paintwork. Starting number is printed by the tampon printing method
Description of the original vehicle: After several years of absence, Daimler-Benz decided to return to the Grand Prix races in 1934, aspiring to put its brand back into the public spotlight once again.
A new Grand Prix regulation, however, was being enforced that allowed only cars weighting 750 kg or less to participate. Mercedes' answer to the regulation change was the type W25. It was a sleek and aerodynamically-shaped car with an overhanging headrest and a sidewise-installed exhaust manifold.

The first true test for the W25 came at the Eifel race, which took place at the famous Nürburgring on June 3rd, 1934. Unfortunately Mercedes found its regular pilot, Rudolf Caracciola, not fully recovered from injuries sustained prior to the race. As a result, the young daredevil, Manfred von Brauchitsch was given the chance to prove himself.

Before the race started, however, Mercedes encountered a serious problem at the car approval office. The W25s weighed 1 kg too heavy according to the new regulations. To reduce the weight, the team worked overnight to sand off al the white paint, thus revealing the shiny aluminium body underneath. This new appearance and subsequent success of the car gave rise to the legend of the "Silver Arrows".

With starting number 20, Manfred von Brauchitsch crossed the finishing line as the victor of a thrilling race. Hans Stuck came 2nd on an Auto Union, whereas Louis Chiron finished 3rd on an Alfa Romeo.
Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. 8-cylinder in-line-engine with compressor (Roots blower)
  2. Four valves for each cylinder, controlled by two overhead cam shafts
  3. Bore x stroke: 78 x 88 mm
  4. Displacement: 3,360 ccm
  5. Maximum output type W25A: 354 hp at 5,800 / rpm
  6. Top speed: approx. 290 km/h
  7. Singel wheel suspension at the front
  8. Swing axle in the back connected with a 4 gear drive
  9. Wheel base: 2,717 mm
  10. Track f/r: 1,473 / 1,422 mm