SOLD - Dr Hubert Hadethauer - A 1:8th scale scratchbuilt 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type SSK FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY This is a one of a kind model and there are no duplicates and never will be.
SOLD - A 1:8th scale scratchbuilt circa 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK.
This car when in the hands of drivers like Rudolph Caracciola, was the dominant race car of its era, and came to symbolize the end of the 'Roaring Twenties' and the early 1930's. This Le Mans example raced in 1931 with Mercedes-Benz coming 2nd; while driven by Boris Ivanowski and Henri Stoffel.
Hubert Hadethauer as a modeler combines the art of the sculptor with the technical skill of an engineer; the result being that all his models are fully working as well as being perfect little recreations of classic pre war cars that dominated both road and track.
(Yes this model actually drives like the real car)
This 1:8th scale model is all scratchbuilt from raw materials and scaled to perfection, having around 4000 handcrafted component parts. The individual parts are all manufactured by hand from steel, aluminium, brass, copper, leather, wood and rubber and then bolted together with scaled nuts and bolts – with each model being limited to a world-wide production run of up to only 25 models each.
The model is fully operable, to include a fully working engine (electrically powered), steering assembly, suspension, brakes, clutch and differential.
This beautiful example with the centred extra head lamp comes with hand stitched leather seats, a chromed steel and solid wood steering wheel, fascia with chromed dial frames, hand soldered spoked wheels, removable spare wheels, working steering, gears, clutch and brake.
This example is in mint condition and is offered for sale
For all enquiries please contact Oliver on firstname.lastname@example.org