Mercedes-Benz SSKL Mille Miglia (diecast 1:18, CMC)

  • Mercedes-Benz SSKL Mille Miglia (from 1931)
  • CMC
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • white (brilliant finish)
  • M-055
  • unlimited
  • Not specified
  • Not specified
  • Not for sale
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Car number : 1593

At the beginning of the 1930’s, the Mercedes SSKL (Light) was built out of the SSK (Super-Sport-Kurz or Super-Sport-Short) because this car was too heavy to race on circuit and Grand prix. To do this, multiple holes were drilled in the chassis of the car (minus 125 kg). In 1931 Rudolf Caracciola won Italy’s Mille Miglia, the Avus Race in Berlin and two races on the Nürnburgring. At the end of 1931 Caracciola went to Alfa Romeo.
The career of this car ended in 1934 when the supreme international motorsport authority reduced the weight of the new formula cars to 750 kg, only half the SSKL.

Weight : 1.500 kg
Top speed : 235 kph
Engine : 240 hp

Only 3 original SSKL would have been produced and probably 4 more were converted by private owners from an SSK to an SSKL.

CMC released a 1:18 version of this car on December 1st and it stands again at the top of high end diecast industry….

Again a highly detailed 1:18. Perfect paint with the race number (#87) on the right spot of the car. At the right hand side of the car you can find a toolbox and a spare fuel can (5 liter).
Both little windows at the top can be pushed down….At both sides of the car, the drilled holes can be seen.

The toolbox contains a removable hammer, two screwdrivers and two spanners

As usual, all four wheels can be removed and CMC proudly announces that these are equipped with nipples at the base of the multiple stainless-steel spokes.

The interior has a very detailed dashboard, a steering wheel covered with leather and leather seats. The roof is the only thing that does not work (you can’t have it all…), but if you look at the folding mechanism, you would think it does open….One little negative point : if you turn the steering wheel, the front wheels hardly move a little and the feel quite rigid when you try to turn them manually.

Conclusion : another hit by CMC, but it always surprises me how they choose what car will be made in 1:18….it looks they always pick out the rarest ones.

Author: MBC112

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