Hanomag the German producer of heavy duty trucks and tractors wanted to promote the use of diesel and their powerful diesel engines.
So in 1939, this car made out of an aluminium body was created. The car had a 1.9 litre diesel engine under its hood and having a power output of 40 hp. Russian born Jew and car specialist (an employee of Hanomag), Lazar Schargorodsky worked in consultation with aerodynamic specialist Paul Jaray and designed the streamline body. This car was called Hanomag Diesel.
A 70 km stretch from Dessau to Leipzig was prepared for the ground breaking speed records (the event was just after a Mercedes-Benz W154 with a 3.0 litre petrol engine established a new world record). And the Hanomag Diesel outperformed by setting 4 world records with an average speed of 155.45 km/hr.
Hanomag thus proved to the world, that diesel engines could equally perform like petrol. This car model lost it’s significance in history, as Hitler didn’t wanted to be associated with a development made by a Jew.
The car was however destroyed, when the Allied forces bombed the Hanomag plant in Germany. It was resurrected much later. This replica is the exact rendition of the car (D19) that participated in a race to break the world record on 9th February, 1939.
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 1000 pieces created|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||Racing - Records|