CMC M-143 Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter, 1955 REVISED EDITION

m-143cprototyp_01 CMC M-143 Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter, 1955 REVISED EDITION
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Product description
For years, the “Blue Wonder” was one of our best sellers. That was no surprise if you consider its aesthetic configuration and multiple functional parts. Choice materials and perfect workmanship, together with a deep blue high-gloss finish, made this replica a collector’s item that belonged in a special class. Years have elapsed since this model was sold out, and it is time to put an end to such a dearth. But instead of producing a remake of the old M-036, we are introducing a new version that incorporates newly discovered exterior details and accessories from the archives. For example, the chromed wheel covers, an embellishment of Mercedes star inlaid in the front, and auxiliary head lamps with orange-colored lens. Furthermore, there are additional stone-chipping guards on the rear fenders, a rear plate illuminating system with two reflectors, and an oval national symbol “D” on the rear bumper.

This new edition will be ready for delivery during 2015. After all, your W196 Monoposto, 300 SLR Mille Miglia and the Uhlenhaut Coupé need to have their transporter back!

The Blue Wonder
In 1954, Mercedes-Benz created in its experimental department a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind model —  the Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter. With a deep blue finish, soft curves of the body, and a top speed of 170 km/hr , the “Blue Wonder” caused as much attention as the racing cars that it transported. After Mercedes-Benz retired from professional racing at the of 1955, the transporter disappeared from the public eye and was regrettably scrapped in 1967. In the early 90s, Daimler-Benz remembered the importance of this vehicle to its racing heritage. Under the direction of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, an official replica was resurrected.

Important note:
The racing car transporter is delivered without a “piggy back” car.

Technical data of the original vehicle:
6-Zylinder-Reihenmotor (300 SL), Fuel direct injection.
Maximum output: 192 hp at 5,500 rpm
Displacement: 2,996 ccm
Top speed: approx. 170 km/h
Wheel base: 3,050 mm
Total length: 6,750 mm
Total breadth: 2,000 mm
Total weight: 2,100 kg

Story
Mercedes Renntransporter – The Fastest Racing Car Hauler in the World
As well as its Silver Arrows, the Mercedes-Benz racing team had another vehicle that caused a sensation within its ranks in 1955: a super-fast racing-car transporter that was built as an one-off based on a 300 S model from 1954 onwards. In 1955, it provided high-speed transport between the race track and the factory, for example if a racing car required last-minute changes or if one of the Silver Arrows was involved in an accident and needed to be repaired as quickly as possible in time for the next race. The blue high-speed transporter blazed a trail across Europe with its silver load on board. This extremely fast commercial vehicle with sports car genes was christened “Blue Wonder”. The chassis of the Mercedes-Benz 300 S was supplemented by a forward-positioned cab with sleek lines comprising many parts taken from the 180 model. From the cab to the fully clad rear end, the racing-car transporter appeared to have been cast from a single mould. The usual separation between the cab and the load area was scarcely visible. The fast car transporter was powered by the three-litre six-cylinder engine with direct injection that also featured in the 300 SL sports car. At the end of its active service, the original transporter was used for road tests before being scrapped in 1967. In 2001, after seven years of rebuilding work, Mercedes-Benz Classic unveiled an authentic reconstruction of the racing-car transporter.

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Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
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Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter – Rudolf Uhlenhaut (Germany Testing, 1955)
Test drives on the Hockenheimring, 1955. Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter “Blue Wonder” carrying a W 196 R Monoposto Formula One racing car.
Test driving at Hockenheimring in 1955. The multiple world champion Juan Manuel Fangio and “The Blue Wonder” racing car carrier from Mercedes-Benz with a W 196 R Formula 1 racing car on its loading platform.
Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter “Blue Wonder” carrying a W 196 R Monoposto Formula One racing car.
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter – 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, Circuit de Monaco
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter carrying 300 SLR (W 196 S)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Two racing transporters with box body based on the Mercedes-Benz O 3500 lined up behind the Blue Wonder racing transporter at the Swedish Grand Prix in August 1955.
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter (1954)
Grand Prix of Kristianstad, 1 August 1955. Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter “Blue Wonder” carrying the winner’s 300 SLR (W 196 S) on its loading platform.
Mercedes Benz “Blue Wonder” racing-car transporter with 190SL
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