In 1934, following the recession years, Daimler-Benz staged a comeback to the international racing scene with the W25. Designed to the 750 kg formular the W25 had an 8-cylinder in-line supercharged engine and two pressure carburetors. The original capacity and output of 3.36 litres and 354 hp were increased in 1936 to 4.7 litres and 480 hp respectively. The Mercedes team scored 16 international victories with the W 25 between 1934 and 1936, Rudoff Caracciola winning the European and German championship titles in 1935.
CMC’s masterpiece models that first Mercedes offering under the new regulations, the W25. The cars, proudly presented in Germany’s national colour, underwent an overnight transformation to become the first of the ‘Silver Arrows’. The model contains over 610 parts and weighs nearly 0.7kg. It is a substantial model and is excellent value for money, enriched by the quality of the craftsmanship. Buy it now.