Mercedes Benz SSKL #12 Otto Merz Grand Prix of Germany (1931) Limited Edition to 600 pieces Worldwide 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC
- Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of Mercedes Benz SSKL #12 Otto Merz Grand Prix of Germany (1931) Limited Edition to 600 pieces Worldwide die cast model car by CMC.
- Brand new box.
- Real rubber tires.
- Officially licensed product.
- Both seats covered with real leather.
- Removable center lock wheel fasteners.
- Made of diecast with some plastic parts.
- Rear bonnet fastenings finished in metal.
- Hinged fuel filler finished in stainless steel.
- Originally reproduced lightweight steel frame.
- Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.
- Exhausts finished in metal hosed flexible pipes.
- Authentically and true to scale formed car body.
- Authentic replication of the cockpit and its gauges.
- Split mid hinged bonnet with leather-belt fastenings.
- Grille and rock guard in superior quality metal finish.
- Leaf springs finished in metal on front and rear axle.
- Dimensions approximately L-8, W-3.5, H-2.75 inches.
- Spare wheel mounted with a locking handle, detachable.
- Brake drums in the authentic copper design with cooling fins.
- Moveable throttle-/ignition lever mounted at the steering wheel.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model built from more than 1700 parts.
- Starting numbers at both sides authentically replicated as a clothed print.
- Inline six cylinder complete with peripherical components, piping and cabling.
- Wind deflector on the driver’s side, moveable windscreen on the co-driver’s side.
- Perfectly crafted wheels with alloy rims and by hand mounted stainless steel spokes and nipples, painted matte black.
From the mid to late 1920s and even in 1931, the world racing scene was largely dominated by one automotive marque: Mercedes-Benz, especially with its SSK/SSKL models that is empowered by the legendary 7.1-liter compressor.
The SSKL often went by the affectionate nickname of “White Elephant.” On the one hand, this could be attributed to its seemingly unruly power and colossal size. On the other, it had much to do with the German racing livery that Rudolf Caracciola, Hans Stuck, and Otto Merz had on their SSKLs and the plethora of honors they won in racing the SSKLs. Despite the global economic crisis and limited support from the Daimler-Benz factory in Stuttgart Untertürkheim, Rudolf Caracciola and his two teammates managed to keep up their chins and brave through the hardships. In addition to his victory at the 1931 Mille Miglia, Caracciola finished first in the 1931 Grand Prix of Germany, whereas Otto Merz and Hans Stuck took a fifth and sixth place in the same race.