1:12 Auto Union by CMC - New Price
This is the CMC 1:12 scale limited edition Auto Union Type C as raced at the Nurburgring in 1936.
Replicating the original car in stunning detail and a model of the highest quality as CMC have become world renowned for. With removable front and rear clams to reveal the engine is fabulous detail.
This is number 192 of a limited edition of only 300. Preowned and in as new condition with all original packaging, box and limited edition card. This model is no longer in production and rarely comes up for sale.
On June 14th 1936, Auto Union sent its best driver Bernd Rosemeyer to compete in the famous Eifel race at the Nürburgring, with starting #18. This event became one of the most memorable fog-races at the Nürburgring. It consisted of 10 laps for a total distance of 228 km. The race was dominated by three prominent drivers of the time from the very beginning. Leading the way was Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes W25, next came Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo P3, and behind him was Bernd Rosemeyer in a Type C. After the 3rd round Nuvolari surpassed Caracciola to take the lead. But Rosemeyer was catching up steadily. After winning the race in the Auto Union Bernd Rosemeyer went down in racing history as the “Fog Master.” Auto Union was setting a new benchmark that put an end to the dominance of Mercedes Benz. ”