Mercedes W196C Fangio (diecast 1:43, Brumm Italy)

  • Mercedes W196C Fangio (from 1955)
  • Brumm Italy
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • silver
  • private sale
  • 50,00 CHF
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 3.850 pieces
 
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Historical Background of the Mercedes W196C

The original model, the Mercedes W196C, was built in 1954 and 1955. The Mercedes W196C was a technical marvel of its time and was specifically designed for Formula 1. It belongs to the first generation of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 cars after World War II and followed the successful pre-war Grand Prix cars. The car was developed under the guidance of Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Fritz Nallinger. The car stood out for its innovative technology, including a streamlined body and a direct-injection 2.5-liter inline-eight-cylinder engine, a novelty in Formula 1 at that time. The use of drum brakes integrated into the wheel hubs to improve aerodynamics was also particularly striking.

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Racing Successes

The Mercedes W196C achieved numerous successes in motorsport. In the years 1954 and 1955, it dominated the Formula 1 season and secured the World Championship title. The legendary driver Juan Manuel Fangio is best known for his victories, winning the 1954 season with the Mercedes W196C. Alongside him, British driver Stirling Moss also drove a W196C and achieved outstanding results. The combination of excellent vehicle technology and exceptional driving skills made the Mercedes W196C one of the most successful racing cars of its time.

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Technical Details of the Original

The Mercedes W196C is known for its technical innovations. The engine, a 2.5-liter inline-eight-cylinder with direct injection, produced around 290 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. The chassis was specially tailored to the demands of Formula 1 and stood out for its high stability and cornering performance. The use of drum brakes fully integrated into the wheel hubs contributed to improved aerodynamics. The streamlined body of the Mercedes W196C was a key feature that impressed both visually and functionally. One of the outstanding design features was the use of aluminum for building the bodywork, improving the overall weight and thus the performance of the car.

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The Beauty of the 1/43 Scale Model by Brumm Italy

The scale model car by Brumm Italy, in the 1/43 scale, is a high-quality replica of the historical Mercedes W196C. The model car is made of die-cast material and offers impressive detail accuracy. In the photos belonging to the model collection of member "Grolimichu" on Modelly, the silver paint of the vehicle is clearly visible. This color scheme is typical of Mercedes-Benz's "Silver Arrows" and gives the model car an authentic and elegant look. The red number "18" displayed on the bonnet and sides is also well reproduced. The detailed interior and delicate spoked wheels emphasize the high quality of this model.

Special Features and Appearance

The model replica stands out for its high level of detail, as clearly seen in the photos. Details such as the finely replicated drum brakes and the streamlined body reflect the technical innovations of the original. The badges and air intakes are also accurately replicated, giving the model car from Brumm Italy an authentic and realistic look. The driver figure in the model is wearing a blue racing suit reminiscent of historical racing attire, adding a touch of nostalgia. Overall, the model car is a faithful representation of the famous Mercedes W196C and a highlight for any collector.


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