1928 Mercedes Benz SSK White Hermann zu Leiningen Limited Edition to 1000 pieces Worldwide 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC
- Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of 1928 Mercedes Benz SSK White Hermann zu Leiningen Limited Edition to 1000 pieces Worldwide die cast model car by CMC.
- Brand new box.
- Real rubber tires.
- Steerable front wheels.
- Officially licensed product.
- Rear bonnet with a metal lock.
- Faithfully reproduced steel frame.
- Both seats covered in real leather.
- Removable central knock-off spinners.
- Made of diecast with some plastic parts.
- Flip-open fuel filler made of stainless steel.
- Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.
- Exhaust pipes with metal snake conduit casing.
- Authentically formed and true-to-scale car body.
- Authentic replication of the cockpit and its gauges.
- Mid-hinged split bonnet with leather belt and buckle.
- Adjustable windscreens for both driver and co-driver.
- Throttle-/ignition lever mounted at the steering wheel.
- Two detachable spare wheels fastened with a handle.
- Dimensions approximately L-10, W-3.5, H-2.75 inches.
- Sophisticated grille and rock guards made of fine metals.
- Hand-made metal leaf springs for the front and rear axles.
- Brake drums in the authentic copper design with cooling fins.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model built from more than 1,700 parts.
- Inline six-cylinder engine replica complete with all ancillaries, piping and cabling.
- Perfectly-crafted wheels with alloy rims and stainless-steel spokes wired by hand with nipples.
The Mercedes-Benz supercharged sports cars of the types S/SS/SSK/SSKL were used at all kinds of world-famous racing events between 1927 and 1933, such as Grand Prix races, long-distance or endurance races, and mountain climb competitions. They might be affectionately called "invincible monsters" or by a nickname like "white elephant."
The abbreviation system S/SS/SSK/SSKL (Super-Sport-Short-Light, a coinage added after 1931) was adopted by Mercedes-Benz to designate the individual developmental stages of its sports cars, each equipped with a robust 7.1 liter inline six-cylinder supercharged engine. A long list of famous pilots is closely associated with these powerful machines, and among them are Rudolf Caracciola, Manfred v. Chr. Bran-chitsch, Hans Stuck, Carlos Zatuszek and Bernd Rosemeyer.