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1954 / 1955 Mercedes Benz Racing Car Transporter by CMC in 1:18 Scale


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Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter, 1954 / 1955 Le Mans UPGRADED NEW VERSION

The Blue Wonder:
Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter, 1954 / 1955 Le Mans
M-143 

 


In 1954 a special and uniquely hand built vehicle appeared from the workshops of Daimer-Benz: the Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter. With its deep blue coloured Daimler-Benz paintwork, the soft curves of the chassis and a max. speed of 170 km/h it caused just as much wonderment as the racing cars W 196 and 300 SLR on the loading bed.
 
After Daimler-Benz withdrew from Formula 1 racing at the end of 1955 this vehicle disappeared from the public view. Sadly the original was scrapped in 1967. At the beginning of the 1990s Daimler-Benz recalled this souvenir and under the direction of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center a replica of the original was again constructed, bringing the solitaire back to life. On the occasion of the 100 year company anniversary parade for the brand Mercedes-Benz in 2001 the racing car transporter was presented to an exited public at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood in South England.







 
Technical data of the original vehicle:
6-cylinder in-line-engine (300 SL) Fuel direct injection Maximum output: 192 hp at 5.500 rpm Displacement: 2.996 cm3 Topspeed: 170 km/h Wheel Base: 3.050 mm Lenght: 6.750 mm Width: 2.000 mm Total weight: 2.100 kg