Marklin 495293 Mercedes W 196 R Maxi Polished Racer clockwork — SOLD

$ 299.99

THIS ITEM IS SOLD The actual famous race car that inspired this car made its racing debut at the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954. It featured full fuel injection, desmondronic valving, independent torsion bar suspension, and 4 wheel air cooled brakes mounted in side the body. It had 290 HP in 152 cubic inches and weighed 1455. pounds. The 5 speed transmission was synchronized with 1 reverse gear. The race car was retired in 1955 after winning 10 of the 13 Grand Prix events and the Grand Prix World Championship. The actual race car driven by Juan Fangio was painted silver and was nick named ” The Silver Arrow”. Marklin is known for its quality.As always FREE SHIPPING.

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THIS ITEM IS SOLD 62013-101$_57 Marklin #11021 Mercedes W196 R Maxi Racer wind up “clockwork” race car. Approx 1:18 scale with 2 original boxes and key the model is 12 inches long and was manufactured in 1994. Impressive high gloss nickel plated version. The outside box shows a little light wear. A great rare addition to any collection. The actual famous race car that inspired this car made its racing debut at the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954. It featured full fuel injection, desmondronic valving, independent torsion bar suspension, and 4 wheel air cooled brakes mounted in side the body. It had 290 HP in 152 cubic inches and weighed 1455. pounds. The 5 speed transmission was synchronized with 1 reverse gear. The race car was retired in 1955 after winning 10 of the 13 Grand Prix events and the Grand Prix World Championship. The actual race car driven by Juan Fangio was painted silver and was nick named the “Silver Arrow”and recently sold at auction for an all time record 29.6 Million US dollars. The model is an all metal nickel plated body and is in excellent condition. Ships FAST and FREE.

The Mercedes-Benz W196 was a Formula One racing car produced by Mercedes-Benz for the 1954 and 1955 F1 seasons. Successor to the W194, in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss it won 9 of 12 races entered and captured the only two world championships in which it competed.

Firsts included the use of desmodromic valves and Daimler-Benz developed mechanical direct fuel injection adapted from the DB 601 high-performance V12 used on the Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighter during World War II.

The legendary 3-liter 300 SLR (Sport Leicht-Rennen, eng: Sport Light-Racing) was derived from the W196 for the 1955 World Sports car Championship season. Its crash at Le Mans that year ended not only its own short-lived domination on the WSC circuit but spelled the end also for the W 196, as Mercedes pulled out of competitive racing in 1955 and did not return for another three decades.

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