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CMC M-098 Mercedes-Benz W154, Seaman #16, 1938

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CMC M-098 Mercedes-Benz W154, Seaman #16, 1938 Scale 1:18 In 1938 a new racing formula was introduced, limiting the engine displacement of supercharged race cars to 3 litres. This rule change redefined the direction of...

CMC M-098 Mercedes-Benz W154, Seaman #16, 1938 Scale 1:18

In 1938 a new racing formula was introduced, limiting the engine displacement of supercharged race cars to 3 litres. This rule change redefined the direction of motor sports racing for the succeeding years.
Mercedes-Benz developed an entirely new 485 hp V-12 engine for the W 154. A 5-speed transmission was added and mounted directly on the de Dion rear axle. One fuel tank was in the rear, and a second tank was in the cockpit, above the driver’s legs. In this car, the Daimler-Benz team of Caracciola, Lang, von Brauchitsch, and Seaman gained one victory after another.
Born in 1913, Richard “Dick” Seaman was one of the most talented race drivers during the Pre-WWII era. It so happened that Mercedes-Benz was also hungry for victories. So in 1937, Alfred Neubauer, head of the Mercedes racing department, signed him on to become the 4th official Mercedes race driver beside Carraciola, von Brauchitsch and Lang.
Dick Seaman carried the day on July 24th, 1938. It was at the famous Nürburgring that the German Grand Prix unfolded before the eyes of approximately 350,000 spectators. After a highly dramatic race, Dick Seaman won the Grand Prix in his Mercedes-Benz W154. The winning car that wore starting number 16 had a distinctive feature: Its radiator grille was painted green. This enabled people to know from afar who was driving the car. Dick Seaman won a well-deserved victory, thanks to his extraordinary driving skills and the special way that he handled his car.
About one year later, the 1939 GP of Spa took place. Once again, the well-liked young Seaman was in the lead. But in the midst of pouring rain, he lost control of his car and died in a fatal car crash.

Model Description
-Hand- assembled precision model, composed of more than 530 single parts
-Removable engine hood
-Detailed replication of the 12-cylinder V-engine in an offset position
-Hand-made stainless steel radiator grille
-Removable wheels with hand-mounted spokes and authentic-looking tires
-Precisely replicated dashboard with instruments and controls
-Cockpit seat covered with fabric textile
-Movable windshield
-Brilliant mirror-like paintwork

Technical Data (Original Vehicle)
• 12-cylinder V-engine with two roots-compressors
• Bore x stroke: 67 x 70 mm
• Displacement: 2,962 ccm
• Output: 485 hp at 7,500 rpm
• Top speed: approx. 320 km / h
• Wheel base: 2,730 mm
• Track width front / rear: 1,470 / 1,410 m

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