LEADER OF THE PACK

The W125 took a quantum leap in race performance and this miniature is executed in exceptional detail to memorialize the worthy effort its driver put forth in the Donington Grand Prix of 1937.

DETAILED COCKPIT

The driver’s seat is upholstered in real textile and the dashboard is fully furnished with an authentic representation of all the dials and controls.

POLISHED BY HAND

And perfectly painted.

CMC Model Cars - Mercedes W125 Donington number 2 1937

INDIVIDUALLY HAND TWINED

Each wheel is meticulously crafted from 30 steel wires.

REMOVABLE HOOD

The hood lifts away with the unfastening of two leather buckles and reveals a detailed 8-cylinder in-line engine with all the pipes and aggregates.

Mercedes-Benz W125 Donington #2

Scale 1:18 CMC Model Cars

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Mercedes-Benz W125 1937 GP Donington #2 CMC 1:18

$280.80

Before the “space race” defined a country's technological ambition and competence, the Grand Prix races were considered the most accessible index of world-leading technological dominance. The ambition for these major motor racing teams (and their respective home countries) to excel on the track was nearly palatable. Mercedes-Benz achieved the benchmark for engineering prowess when it introduced the W125 for the 1937 season. The monoposto achieved almost total domination that season and continued to excel for the next three decades. The 1937 Donington Grand Prix was an exceptionally memorable race that did not end as expected. Mercedes Benz was up against it's biggest rival and specifically the talented driver Bernd Rosenmeyer. Mercedes Benz entered four W125 type race cars with drivers Rudolph Caracciola (with starting number 1), Herman Lang (with starting number 2), Manfred Brauchuitsch (with starting number 3), and Richard Seaman (with starting number 4). The five drivers monopolized the lead for a heated and thrilling competition. Herman Lang and Seaman were initially at the front of the pack but both dropped out early, and unfortunately Caracciola was not on the top of his game either that day. Eventually Brauchuitsch and Caracciola finished in second and third places respectively, while Rosenmeyer finished first.