BMW 502 Cabrio (diecast 1:18, Maisto)

  • BMW 502 Cabrio (from 1955)
  • Maisto
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • black
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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An iconic car: The classic BMW 502 Cabrio

The BMW 502 was a luxurious car produced by BMW from 1954 to 1964. The vehicle made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and immediately captivated the audience with its elegant design and innovative technology. As the successor to the BMW 501, the BMW 502 brought some remarkable adjustments and improvements that made it a favorite among car enthusiasts of that time. Under the guidance of engineer Fritz Fiedler and designer Peter Szymanowski, the BMW 502 introduced some of the most advanced technologies, including the first use of a lightweight V8 engine in Germany. This engine had a power output of up to 140 horsepower and gave the vehicle impressive performance, with a top speed of over 160 km/h (100 mph).

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History and Technology of the BMW 502

The BMW 502 was an iconic example of German engineering and car manufacturing in the mid-20th century. With a robust yet stylish aluminum body, the BMW 502 offered an excellent balance of lightness and stability. Additionally, the BMW 502 was one of the first mass-produced vehicles after World War II to come standard with a V8 engine. Key events in the year 1954, such as Elvis Presley's first radio appearance and the popular song "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley, place the production of this iconic vehicle in a cultural context, helping to understand the age of the vehicle and its cultural background better.

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The 1/18 scale model by Maisto

Modelly member "Fred" owns a beautiful model of the BMW 502 Cabrio in a 1/18 scale, manufactured by Maisto. This model car is made of die-cast metal and showcases precise details and authentic paintwork. The model displays the elegant black exterior of the original, paired with a light beige interior, reflecting the luxurious character of the real vehicle. Standout details include the finely crafted chrome accents and the accurately replicated dashboard and steering wheel. The meticulously designed wheels are also a highlight, giving the model an authentic and realistic look.

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Special Features and Beauty of the Model

The excellent attention to detail of the Maisto model in 1/18 scale is evident in the carefully crafted taillights and exterior components of the vehicle. The precise fitting doors and the opening hood add to the attractiveness of the model, providing collectors with a high level of authenticity. The reproduction of the curved lines and distinctive shape of the original BMW 502 further emphasizes the beauty of this historic vehicle. It is a masterpiece how Maisto managed to translate the elegance and grandeur of the original into a die-cast model. This precise replica offers a fascinating glimpse into an era where cars were not just means of transportation but also expressions of style and engineering excellence.


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