Mercedes Benz Targa Florio #10 Christian Werner Targa Florio (1924) Limited Edition to 600 pieces Worldwide 1/18 Diecast Model Car by CMC
- Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of Mercedes Benz Targa Florio #10 Christian Werner Targa Florio (1924) Limited Edition to 600 pieces Worldwide die cast model car by CMC.
- Brand new box.
- Real rubber tires.
- Adjustable windscreen.
- Dashboard with all gauges.
- Exhaust side pipes made of metal.
- Both seats upholstered in real leather.
- Made of diecast with some plastic parts.
- Engine subshell made of metal in body color.
- Rotatable starter crank handle done in metal.
- Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.
- Grille and rock guard in high-quality metal finish.
- Hinged fuel filler with a cap made of stainless steel.
- Movable levers for ignition and mixture preparation.
- Dimensions approximately L-8, W-3.5, H-2.75 inches.
- Brake lines for front and rear wheels made of steel wire.
- Authentic multiple metal-leaf springs with real suspension.
- Friction dampers mounted at the front axle fully functional.
- Spare wheels mounted with authentic leather-belt fastening.
- Steering wheel with metal spokes and a leather-covered rim.
- Fully functional metal spring latches for fastening the bonnet.
- Openable mid-hinged split bonnet made of copper, hinged side panel.
- Hand-crafted metal precision model built from more than 1,000 parts.
- Starting numbers 10 printed by the elaborate tampon printing method.
- Hand brake lever mounted outside with fully functional ratchet and a lever cloaked in leather.
- Detailed in-line four engine with supercharger, peripheral components, piping, cabling and leverage.
- Authentic replication of the cockpit with manual pump for pressuring the fuel cell and a grease gun for the water pump bearings.
- Perfectly crafted wheels with alloy rims, stainless-steel spokes and nipples, painted and mounted by hand, detachable with a central locking nut.
On April 27, 1924, racing against the toughest competition, Christian Werner drove his two-liter supercharged Mercedes with starting #10 to a double victory at the Targa and Coppa Florio in Sicily. His teammates Christian Lautenschlager and Alfred Neubauer finished 2nd and 3rd for the Targa Florio and then took 10th and 13th places respectively for the Coppa Florio.
The Mercedes race cars wore an unusual livery for these two races. Instead of the white German racing color, they have painted a red Italian racing color. With this move, the Mercedes pilots were able to steer clear of possible stone throws from hot-tempered Italian spectators who could be hostile to non-Italian race cars.