CMC Mercedes-Benz W 165, GP Tripolis 1939, #24 Caracciola
Limited Edition 5,000 pcs.
On May 7th, 1939, Hermann Lang with starting number 16 and Rudolf Caracciola with starting number 24 achieved a sensational double win at the Grand Prix of Tripolis. Rudolf Caracciola finished second to Hermann Lang. Limited to 5,000 pieces, this CMC replica is a must-have for every Silver Arrow collector.
Among the most glamorous Grand Prix events of the 1930s were the contests in the north African City of Tripolis. For the Mercedes-Benz team, this was a good place to be, as they were able to set up impressive records here. For the 1939 GP the cubic capacity was limited to 1.5 litres, a challenge for the Mercedes team because they didn’t have a racing engine of that small size.
Within less than eight months Daimler-Benz succeeded in building up this new 1.5 litre car. Racing fans all over the world were looking forward to the debut of the new “mini” Mercedes Silver Arrow W 165 at the race track of Mellaha on May 7th, 1939. A new success story was born when Hermann Lang with starting number 16 and Rudolf Caracciola with starting number 24 drove their racers to a sensational double victory. Hermann Lang was the winner, Rudolf Caracciola with #24 finished 2nd. The limited-edition CMC replica of this runner-up car concludes our commemoration of the winning duo on a high note, for it not only provides a powerful reminder of their double victory, but is also impressive to look at.
- Hand-mounted precision model made of more than 400 single parts
- An exact-to-detail replication of the impressive body form with a brilliant finish.
- Aluminium wheels with hand-wired stainless steel spokes.
- The cockpit seat is covered with textile.
- Cooler with metal bars and radiator net.
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- V-8-engine with 2 camshafts
- 3-stage-suction carburattor
- Transmission: 5-speed, gate
|Maximum output:||256 hp at 8,000 rpm|
|Bore x stroke:||64 x 58 mm|
|Top speed:||approx. 300 km/h|
|Wheel base:||2,450 mm|
|Track front:||1,280 mm|
|Track rear:||1,338 mm|
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