Mercedes-Benz T - Modell (W123) (diecast 1:64, Customized)

  • Mercedes-Benz T - Modell (W123) (from 1980)
  • Matchbox Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:64
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Mercedes-Benz T-Model (W123)

The Mercedes-Benz T-Model (W123), also known as the series 1976 to 1985, was a car that has become a reliable and versatile classic in automotive history. The series stood out for its robust body, high-quality construction, and a variety of engine options. The W123 was developed by a team led by Bruno Sacco, a renowned designer in the automotive industry. The W123 succeeded the W114/W115 and set new standards in terms of safety and comfort. In a time of economic growth and technological advancement, the W123 offered a combination of elegance and reliability.

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Technical Data and Special Features

Technically, the Mercedes-Benz T-Model (W123) impressed with a range of engines, from diesel to six-cylinder petrol engines, capable of delivering power from 55 kW (75 hp) to 136 kW (185 hp). The W123 introduced some innovative safety features, including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and airbags, which were revolutionary in a car of this class at that time. The T-Model, the station wagon variant, offered a higher payload and more storage space, making it particularly popular with families and in commercial applications. The excellent build quality and longevity of the vehicle contributed to many of these models still being seen on the roads today.

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The 1/64 Scale Model Car by Matchbox

The model car shown here in 1/64 scale was manufactured by Matchbox and is based on the Mercedes-Benz T-Model (W123). However, it is a modified model that does not represent the original product produced by Matchbox. This model is made of diecast material and was added to the collection of Modelly member "Fred". A special feature of this model is the Goodyear tires, which are clearly visible in the pictures and add an extra level of authenticity to the vehicle. The miniature model in its modified form features a striking deep red paint job, with various attachments that mimic the original.

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Cultural Context of the Original

The Mercedes-Benz T-Model (W123) was produced in a time marked by significant events and cultural changes. In the year of its introduction in 1976, the song "Dancing Queen" by ABBA topped the charts, and the USA celebrated its 200th birthday. These examples illustrate that the car was not just a technical masterpiece but also a product of its time. Besides its technical achievements, the vehicle made a name for itself for its durability and reliability. The Mercedes-Benz W123 became a popular family car and is highly valued by collectors today for its historical significance and aesthetic qualities.


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