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.
Features and specification
This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
Length: 188mm, Width: 75mm, Height: 53mm.
The complex tubular space frame is given a breathtaking rendition in 1/24 scale.
It is constructed in the same way as that of the actual car.
The sporty yet elegant form of the body is captured magnificently.
Gull wing doors are moving, and can be left in open position.
The engine hood also opens, to reveal the realistic recreation of the 300 SL's inline-6 engine.
Nylon mesh is included to recreate the front intakes.
Metal transfers are provided to depict mirror surfaces and logos.
Features realistic synthetic rubber tires.
Stay parts are included to prop them open.
Metal transfers are used to recreate logos such as the Mercedes-Benz emblem, giving a high-quality finish.
Separate parts are used to recreate the fender air outlets, metal plated parts providing the finishing touch.
The model gives a real understanding of the 300 SL layout including engine, prop shaft and gas tank.
Clear under guard parts are included. Leave them unpainted to appreciate the frame, even after completion.