CMC 1/18 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, Mille Miglia 1955 No.701/Karl Kling M-118

In 1955 Mercedes-Benz introduced its 300 SLR for the first time at the Mille Miglia. Among its strongest competitors were Ferrari, Maserati, and Aston Martin. Every minute a competing car got its starting clearance. Since 1949 the starting order had been decided by lot so that each starting number was a record of the starting time.