2nd of June 1934: On the evening before the Eifel Race at the Nürburgring the acceptance examination takes place for the cars attempting to enter in the new 750 kg racing formula. The weigh-in of the shining white Monopostos shows a weight of 751 kgs. A catastrophe, it means a prohibition for the start. But the Mercedes crew don’t give up. That one kilogram has to be removed somehow. Finally an ingenious solution: All they had to do is to remove the paint. So all night long in sweat-pouring work the paint is sanded off completely. In the morning a shooting star in its shining silver aluminium body is at the start, weighing exactly 750 kgs - and it wins! A rousing victory for Mercedes-Benz and the driver Manfred von Brauchitsch. The enthusiastic press named the racing car 'Silver Arrow'. Rightly so, then of the eight Grand Prix races in the first season the Silver Arrows win four first and three second places. A legend is born, which has lost none of its magic to the present day. The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W 25 is a veritable collectors piece for all Silver Arrow and model fans and should not be missing from any collection. It is hand assembled from over 610 pieces, a full metal precision model. This limited edition model shows the W25 in its original all white livery - with all the heavy paint that was scraped and sanded off before the car made its race debut. Features: The CMC developed spoked wheel is an outstanding example of the finest craftsmanship: 75 individual parts per wheel give a filigree masterpiece. Wheel hub and rim are of milled aluminium with 140 drilled holes of 0.4 mm diameter in hub and rim for the insertion of the spokes. Each wheel is hand assembled from 70 spokes of 0.2 mm diameter stainless steel wire. Mounting and dismounting of the wheels is possible by removing the double winged central locking nuts with fine thread screws. Cockpit seat with real textile covering Tank cover can be opened. Exhaust manifold of metal with highly polished chrome finish. Hand assembled cooler grill of stainless steel with flattened transversal. Instrument panel of stainless steel with a marbled surface and hand inserted instruments. Removable engine hood with spring loaded locking hooks reveals a detailed replica of the 8-cylinder-in-line-engine. Technical data of the original vehicle: 8-cylinder-compressor-engine. Displacement: 3,364 cc. Maximum output: 354 bhp at 5.800 rpm. Top speed: 300 km/h depending on gearing. Independent front suspension. Swinging half-axle independent rear suspension.
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: CMC MODELS
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 960 g
Dimensions: 0mm X 0mm