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Mercedes-Benz W25

Die-cast: 1935 Mercedes-Benz W25

by Mark Savage

W25 dominates like real racer did the

Before WWII and before 1 racing there was the European with major European like Alfa Romeo, Union, Maserati, Bugatti and Ferrari. But in 1934 Mercedes-Benz into the fray with its W25 and by 1935, after a year of the W25 was dominant.

The silver racer’s 8-cylinder engine boasted up to a for the time, 430 horsepower and the team three top drivers, Rudolf Manfred von  Brauchitsch and Fagioli. Caracciola would win six of the 11 in 1935 and become European Fagioli won the lead-off Monaco Prix and two others that

This CMC limited edition of Fagioli’s No. 4 Monaco winner is superb example of just how a 1:18 die-cast model can be. it’s body is beautifully and executed.

The W25 also is significant, not for its superb race pedigree, but it was among the first of Mercedes Arrows racers. Today’s F1 team and McLaren, which Mercedes engines, continue the of silver racers. The back is that the Mercedes originally painted white, but when were slightly over the limit to race, the team had the cars stripped of their to save weight, leaving the bare metal car bodies. … the Silver Arrows.

It’s also worth that Fagioli was quite the racing star of the day, for Enzo Ferrari’s team it ran Alfa-Romeos. Fagioli also is the F1 winner, scoring a victory in the Grand Prix of 1951, he was 53, sharing the drive with Manuel Fangio, but Fagioli F1 racing after the race, at being asked to relinquish his car to during the race.

Performance: were simple looking in the compared with today’s rear-engine creatures. But the W25’s body was and smooth. CMC’s body is a recreation in its silky smooth paint job and Fagioli’s bright red No. 4 on both sides. The body also feature visible that would hold the on the real racer.

I love the 6 nifty C-hooks attach the 1-piece vented These are fully functional to owners to display the model as it or with the hood off to reveal the detailed, but simple looking 8-cylinder engine, complete wiring.

Detail is what makes any CMC out and here there are the usual detailed wire wheels tiny valve stems. the body has multiple vented work designed to cool the and brakes. The front grille is executed too and includes the white and Mercedes logo and a red No. 4 atop the

More detail? Just the cockpit is a gas cap cover that under the racer are narrow Continental Ballon (its tires.

The W25’s interior is but includes a gray cloth with brown headrest and 4-spoke wheel with the logo atop its hub. racer has a metal dash too realistic gauges, shifter and accurate knobs and dials.

Complimenting the dash is Mercedes windshield, common in the 1930s, and a rearview mirror on the car’s side.

Mercedes-Benz W25

CMC models are not for every These are top-end models for the collector, the racing history and most likely the boomer who has extra disposable income. But is another winner and reminds us how simplicity can be.

Fast Stats:1935 W25 GP Monaco

(driven by Luigi

Maker: CMC

Scale: 1:18

No.: M-104


Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Mercedes-Benz W25
Mercedes-Benz W25


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