Mercedes-Benz SLR Mille Miglia #704 Herrmann
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- Order number: B66055987
The annual endurance race of the Mille Miglia attracted a very impressive group of competitors in 1955. Mercedes-Benz had big plans up its sleeve, so it sent over a fleet of four racing cars, all of the type 300 SLR, which was to make its debut here. Piloted by world-famous top drivers, the 300 SLR was intended to be a passport to victory over such hard competitors as Ferrari, Maserati, and Aston Martin. Half of Italy was on its feet to follow the national racing highlight of the year.
At 7:04 on the morning of May 1, 1955, the 300 SLR with starting number 704 (starting number = starting time) left the launch pad in Brescia, with Hans Herrmann and his co-pilot Hermann Eger behind the wheel to attempt the 22nd championship of the 1,600 km-long Mille Miglia.
Having covered more than a half of the race, they were forced to retire because the fuel filler cap had come loose, causing a dangerous fuel spill all over the pilots. It was a hard decision, as Herrmann was holding a promising lead at the time.
CMC recreated the original Hans Herrmann’s car down to the smallest detail in a limited edition of 2,000 units worldwide.
- Internal designation: 300 SLR
- Year of construction: 1955
- Color: silver
- Scale: 1:18
- Material: diecast
- manufacturer: CMC
- Limited Edition 2000 pcs.
- Composed of more then 1,500 single parts A Miniature of the premium class