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Mercedes Benz SSKL #87 Rudolf Caracciola "White Elephant" Mille Miglia (1931) 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC

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Mercedes Benz SSKL #87 Rudolf Caracciola "White Elephant" Mille Miglia (1931) 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC - image 1 of 4
WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

About this item

Highlights

  • Brand new box.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Great for collectors and hobby enthusiasts.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 2.75 inches (H) x 3.5 inches (W) x 8 inches (D)

Weight: 2 pounds

Suggested Age: 14 Years and Up

CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts

Scale: 1:18

Vehicle make: Mercedes-Benz

Vehicle type: Car

Vehicle year: 1931

TCIN: 81784529
UPC: 619837537094
Origin: imported

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Description

Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of Mercedes Benz SSKL #87 Rudolf Caracciola "White Elephant" Mille Miglia (1931) die cast model car by CMC. Brand new box. Real rubber tires. Has opening toolbox. Officially licensed product. Opening engine compartment. Made of diecast with some plastic parts. Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment. Dimensions approximately L-8, W-3.5, H-2.75 inches. By 1931 Alfa Romeo and Bugatti had become serious contenders for Mercedes-Benz on the race track. Professor Ferdinand Porsche, head of Mercedes-Benz’s racing car development, responded by reducing the weight of the SSK, known as "White Elephant" because of its mighty appearance, overwhelming power and white painting. Over 125 kg were shed after holes were drilled in the frame and every other possible place that was not safety-relevant. As a result, the SSK transformed into the SSKL (Super Sport Kurz Leicht = Super Sport Short Light). With this new racing car, Afred Neubauer (head of the racing department) and his very small crew, undertook their greatest racing adventure ever at the Mille Miglia in 1931. 11th April, 3:20 pm: Rudolph Caracciola and his co-pilot Wilhelm Sebastian, start-no. 87 faced the hopeless fight against their over-powerful Italian opponents. Die 1,635 km long race track leads from Brescia over Florence to Rome, further over the Abruzzo to the Adriatic Coast and from there back again to Brescia over Bologna. 12th April, 7:22 am: The winner of the Mille Miglia crossed the finish line, in a new record time, after 16 hours, 10 minutes and 10 seconds. With an average speed of 101,1 km/h. And – the sensation is perfect- for the very the first time, a driver from a foreign nation with a foreign car: Rudolph Caracciola, the titan at the steering wheel. Whereby Mercedes could barely support him because of an economical crisis. Even for the single pit stops there were not enough men available, so they had to play turtle and the hare with their driver – abbreviations made it possible.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 7 inches width x 15 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4 pounds
item ships from third party seller: Diecast Models Wholesale

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