Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé (diecast 1:18, CMC)

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé (from 1955)
  • CMC
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • silver
  • M-088
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 4.000 pieces
 
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The Fascination of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé is a legendary vehicle that holds a special place in automotive history. Built in the 1955 generation, it represents the heritage and innovation of Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s. This model is known for its outstanding technical features, such as the 3.0-liter inline-eight-cylinder engine producing 310 horsepower and reaching speeds of up to 290 km/h (180 mph). The vehicle was developed under the leadership of engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, after whom the coupe is named. The goal was to create a powerful and aerodynamically efficient vehicle for endurance races. The 300 SLR was an evolution of the successful Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 racing car. The coupé was distinguished by its futuristic gull-wing doors and elegant aluminum bodywork, making it not only powerful but also stylish.

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The Beauty of CMC 1/18 Scale Model

The model shown is a 1/18 scale reproduction of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé, manufactured by CMC. The attention to detail and precision with which this model was crafted are impressive. It is made of high-quality die-cast material and features many true-to-life elements such as the detailed rims and authentic badges. Particularly striking are the delicate yet sturdy spoke wheels that perfectly capture the classic-sporty design. The paintwork is in an elegant silver color, replicating the original high-quality aluminum look of the prototype. Additionally, the famous gull-wing doors inspired by the original are a remarkable feature of this model. These details make the Carjunky model from the Modelly collection a real standout in any model car collection.

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Technical Details and Historical Context

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé was developed with a variety of innovative technical features. This includes the aforementioned 3.0-liter eight-cylinder engine with direct injection. The chassis was made of lightweight aluminum and magnesium, reducing the overall weight of the vehicle and improving vehicle dynamics. In addition to the technical details, it is interesting to look at the historical context. In 1955, when this model was developed, the world experienced important events such as the end of the occupation period in Austria and the opening of Disneyland in California. Such historical references help to better understand the age and significance of the vehicle. A special feature of this model was also the drum brake on all four wheels, providing very effective braking performance.

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A Must-Have for Model Car Collectors

The 1/18 scale model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé by CMC is a true gem for any model car collector. The attention to detail in replicating the interior, including the seats with checkered pattern and detailed dashboard, speaks of the highest craftsmanship. The functionality of the moving parts like the doors and the hood creates an authentic experience and highlights the collection of Modelly member Carjunky. The original Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé is an icon of automotive design and engineering, and the 1/18 scale model is a perfect replica that makes this history and aesthetics tangible. These vehicles were not only technically superior but also trendsetting for future generations of sports cars and racing vehicles. The collection of a model car enthusiast without this model would be incomplete, especially due to the detailed and authentic reproduction by CMC.


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