Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (diecast 1:64, Customized)

  • Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (from 1960)
  • Matchbox Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:64
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • gray
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
modelcar Mercedes-Benz 220 SE produced by Customized 1:64 2

Introduction to the Model and the Original

The model car shown here in the 1/64 scale is based on the legendary Mercedes-Benz 220 SE, a classic representative of the Mercedes-Benz W111 series. The actual vehicle on which this model is based was produced from 1959 to 1968 and belongs to the first generation of the W111 series. The miniature in the photos is made by Matchbox, a renowned manufacturer known for its detailed and high-quality model vehicles. This is a vehicle modeled in 1/64 scale, specifically designed for collectors.


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Technical Details and Functionalities of the Original

The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE was equipped with a 2.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine that offered maximum power figures of 120 horsepower. The body of the original was designed by the designer Paul Bracq and the engineer Fritz Nallinger. The vehicle featured advanced safety features for its time, including the revolutionary safety cell and crumple zones that provided high occupant protection. The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE was also known for its air suspension and the introduced Bosch fuel injection system, which significantly improved the driving experience.

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Motorsport Successes

The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE also achieved success in motorsport, especially in rallies. One of the most famous moments was its participation in the Argentina Rally, where the talented driver Ewy Rosqvist scored historic victories in 1962. Rosqvist dominated the race from start to finish, setting record times. Another driver who highlighted the talent of the Mercedes-Benz 220 SE in motorsport was Hans Herrmann, who also competed in several rallies with this model and achieved remarkable results.

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Special Features of the Model

The model by Matchbox presented here is made of Diecast material and represents a modified version of the original. It does not represent the manufacturer's standard product. This can be seen in the elaborate details and the inscription " Ewy Rosqvist " on both sides of the model, referring to the famous female racer. The number "711" on the doors indicates a specific race or rally participation. Furthermore, the model is painted in a simple white color and features a precise reproduction of the iconic grille and classic Mercedes headlights.

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Collector Information and Visual Highlights

The model car is part of the collection of Modelly member Fred and is a remarkable piece for lovers of classic Mercedes models. It stands out for its faithful color scheme and attention to detail, typical of Matchbox. The "Mercedes" lettering on the front and the special paint job, often seen on legendary rally cars, are noticeable. The model is a valuable collector's item especially because of its historical relevance and the special modifications reflecting the motorsport history and successes of Ewy Rosqvist.


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