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1:18 Mercedes-Benz W125 - 2nd Place Eifelrennen Nurburgring 1937
1:18 Mercedes-Benz W125 - 2nd Place Eifelrennen Nurburgring 1937
1:18 Mercedes-Benz W125 - 2nd Place Eifelrennen Nurburgring 1937

1:18 Mercedes-Benz W125 – 2nd Place Eifelrennen Nurburgring 1937

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About the Car

Designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut the Mercedes-Benz W125 was a Grand Prix racing car during the 1937 Grand Prix season.  The car had a supercharged 5.6 L straight 8 engine with an output of 595hp and Mercedes-Benz 4-speed transverse transmission.  For three decades the W125 was considered the most powerful road racing car reaching race speeds of 190mph.  In 1938 there were changes to the racing rules, which made the W125 no longer eligible for racing without major modification and was withdrawn from racing.

The Eifelrennen organized by the ADAC Automobile Club from 1922 to 2003 was an annual motor race held in Germany’s Eifel Mountain region.  This was before the Nurburgring was built there.  The winner on June 13, 1937, was Bernd Rosemeyer driving an Auto Union.  Rudolf Caracciola came in 2nd in the Mercedes-Benz W125.

About the Brand

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive manufacturer.  First produced in 1926, they manufacture luxury and commercial vehicles.  In 2018 Mercedes sold over 2.31 million passenger cars, the largest seller of premium vehicles.  Karl Benz, one of the founders of Mercedes, created the first internal combustion engine for a car.

Mercedes-AMG is high-performance subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG.  They hire engineers and contract with manufacturers to customize AMG vehicles.

 

About the Manufacturer

Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH.   The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order.  From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book.  Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang.  There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s.  That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art.  Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered.  Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Period 1930’s
Scale 1:18
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