Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (Silver) Masterwork Collection - Finished Model
Item No: 21151 - 1/24 Model Car (Finished)
Gull-Winging its way into hearts across the world!
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a piece of automobile legend, the famed German maker's super sports car with gull wings that once were seen, were never forgotten. It was a 1954 release, and drew largely upon a successful racing prototype from 2 years earlier, inheriting the inner mechanics of a race car and that sublime silhouette. What could the world do but embrace such a thing of beauty? In fact, the gull wings were not only an aesthetic masterstroke, they were born of necessity: the 300 SL's state-of-the-art tubular space frame made the use of "regular" side-opening doors somewhat impractical. The body had in fact received a few minor tweaks from the original prototype, resulting in a more elegant road-going sports car-esque appearance. Power was provided by an inline-6 engine that featured direct injection technology (a world first) that generated 215hp and a considerable amount of speed. Naturally, fans across the world clamored (and still do) to get their hands on the 300 SL.
About the Model
- 1/24 scale finished static model of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Length: 188mm, width: 75mm, height: 53mm.
- The sublimely elegant 300 SL form is effortlessly captured with an immaculate silver paint job and washing to emphasise detail across the body.
- Opening gull wing doors can be fastened shut using miniature magnets.
- The model features a highly realistic interior with a blue theme and exquisitely painted interior panels, steering wheel, etc.
- Gleaming metal-plated bumper parts are used front and rear.
- The Mercedes-Benz emblem is recreated using a quality metal transfer.
- This model recreates the European spec 300 SL, and comes on a stand with name plate and clear case.