Tamiya 24338 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 1/24 Scale

£47.99

Tamiya 24338 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 1/24 Scale

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 clamoured (and still do) to get their hands on the 300 SL.

Specification:

  • The complex tubular space frame is given a breath taking 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 movable, and can be left in open position.
  • The bonnet 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.
  • Separate parts are used to recreate the fender air outlets, metal plated parts providing the finishing touch.
  • Metal transfers are provided to depict mirror surfaces and logos.
  • Features realistic synthetic rubber tires.

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Main Colours:- AS-2, TS-17, TS-83, X-1, X-2, X-7, X-10, X-11, X-14, X-18, X-19, X-26, X-27, X-34, XF-1, XF-7, XF-9, XF-16, XF-55, XF-56

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