CMC 1/18 Mercedes-Benz W196R, Streamliner 1954 No.20/Karl Kling M-128B

Mercedes had taken time to make sure that its re-entry into grand prix racing was well-prepared. The elegant streamlined contour of the new Mercedes racers was novel, marking a complete move away from the familiar traditional racing car design. The competitors were dumbfounded and speechless. But for the 300,000 spectators at the race track, the W196R was a true sensation.