Mercedes 300SL (diecast 1:18, Bburago)

  • Mercedes 300SL (from 1954)
  • Bburago
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • silver
  • 3015
  • Not specified
  • Not specified
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Mercedes 300SL

The Mercedes 300SL, originally built between 1954 and 1963, is an iconic sports car designed by Mercedes-Benz. The car was particularly known for its distinctive gullwing doors and aerodynamic shape. The 300SL was a development from the successful racing car W194 and was the first sports car on the market with fuel injection. The design of the 300SL was by Friedrich Geiger, one of the most renowned designers at Mercedes-Benz. The engineers behind this masterpiece, Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Hermann Ahrens, created a vehicle with remarkable speed and elegance. Looking at the technology, the car was powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six engine that delivered an impressive 215 horsepower. This engine was innovative and contributed significantly to the success of the 300SL.


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Technical Details and Special Features

The Mercedes 300SL was known for its technical specifications and innovative features. The car could reach a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph), making it the fastest production car of its time. Weighing around 1295 kg (2855 pounds), the 300SL had an aluminum body, optimizing performance through weight reduction. A multi-link rear suspension system provided excellent handling. The 300SL gained recognition on international racing circuits, especially through its success at the Mille Miglia and the Carrera Panamericana. At that time, in 1954, significant world events were happening. For instance, the Geneva Conference took place where representatives of numerous nations gathered to discuss peaceful solutions to international conflicts. Also, the famous song "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was released, marking the beginning of the Rock and Roll era. These milestones help to better understand the temporal context of the Mercedes 300SL.

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The Model Car in Detail

The model car is a miniature in a scale of 1/18, made by Bburago from durable die-cast material. This model offers a detailed replica of the original vehicle and is highly valued by collectors for its precision and quality of craftsmanship. The owner of the model, Modelly member "TheGhost," has a piece of automotive history in their collection. From the photos, it can be seen that the model accurately reproduces the distinctive gullwing doors and the striking ventilation slits of the Mercedes 300SL. Even the faithful reproduction of the original wheels and the Mercedes emblem in the center are replicated with precision. Though no tuning features are visible in the provided images, the replica remains very true to the classic appearance of the original.

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Special Features and Collector's Value

The 1/18 scale Bburago model represents the Mercedes 300SL in an elegant, silver-gray finish. The painting of this model highlights the car's shapes, emphasizing its aerodynamic design. The model showcases the sleek surfaces and accurate representation of vehicle details such as chrome bumpers and headlight housings. It also displays the clear lines and contours that make the 300SL so distinctive. The model holds special value for collectors due to the authentic and precise replica of the iconic gullwing doors. This allows a glimpse into the spacious interior of the vehicle, whose details like the steering wheel and dashboard are also carefully reproduced. Overall, this 1/18 scale model by Bburago provides an excellent opportunity to own and appreciate a piece of automotive history.


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