Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, 1955 Mille Miglia, #658

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The annual endurance race of the Mille Miglia attracted a very impressive group of competitors in 1955. Mercedes-Benz had big plans up its sleeve, so it sent over a fleet of four racing cars, all of the type 300 SLR, which was to make its debut here. Piloted by world-famous top drivers, the 300 SLR was intended to be a passport to victory over such hard competitors as Ferrari, Maserati, and Aston Martin. Half of Italy was on its feet to follow the national racing highlight of the year.

At 6:58 on the morning of May 1, 1955, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with starting number 658 (starting number = starting time) left the launch pad in Brescia, with Juan Manuel Fangio (no co-pilot) behind its wheel to attempt the 22nd championship of the 1,600 km-long Mille Miglia.

Owing to his prudent driving style and outstanding skills behind the wheel, Fangio crossed the finish line in Brescia just next to the winning champion Stirling Moss (also on a Mercedes-Benz SLR).

CMC replicated the original J.M. Fangio’s car down to the smallest detail in a limited edition of 2,000 units worldwide. 1:18 scale
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