Mercedes 500K 2000kms Through Germany 1934 #10 by Autocult
to all appearances, the long-distance race with the self-explanatory name “2000
km through Germany”, which initially took place in 1933, was proclaimed as a
sporting competition, the idea behind was to demonstrate the capability and the
potential of the German automotive industry. In 1934 the event was led by Corps
Leader Adolf Hühnlein and the industry was motivated to intensify their commitment.
The sporty debut of the new Mercedes-Benz Type 150 with six vehicles is well
known in this context.
this was not enough for the Swabian company. Additionally, a total of six cars
known as ‘Fabrikwagen’ (factory cars) were also built for the long-distance
race. All cars were based on the new model ‘Typ 500 mit Kompressor’ (Type 500
with compressor). The effort to adapt the vehicles to the long-distance race
was focused on the alternation of the car body, since the standard body of the
Type 500 was actually not designed for such a sporting driving mode. Of the for
the race used vehicles, there was both, a convertible version and a version
with a closed car body. The latter one, the coupe version, can be found in
literature under the designation ‘Sport-Roadster’ and was built by the young
to the streamlined design, the car body of the adapted Type 500 also featured
various minor changes compared to the standard model. However, the major and
most complex difference was the streamlined car body design, whose aerodynamic silhouette
was probably based on a substructure of steel and wood. The rear area was very
aesthetically designed. It featured a small folding window and a stylish cover
which hid the spare wheel. How the performance was interpreted in the Swabian
plant is just as little known as the fate of the six race cars. The only thing
that is certain is that none of the cars knowingly survived to this day.
|Description: ||Mercedes 500K 2000kms Through Germany 1934 #10 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC07019 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||GT & Sports Car Racing |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||#10 |
|Dates: ||1934 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||September 2021 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: || |
2000kms Through Germany.
Limited edition of 333 pieces
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.