|1:24 Mercedes-Benz 300SL,
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL joins the 1/24 Sports Car Series as it is considered an all-time classic in the automotive world. The real car began life as a prototype for the German motor giant’s works racing team, taking part in international races, and in 1954 a production version debuted at the International Motor Show in New York. Despite nominal road car status the 300SL was still a very racy vehicle and proved popular, particularly in the United States. It possessed a 3-liter engine (hence the 300 in its name), and a highly lightweight body (SL stands for Sport Leicht, lit. “light sports”) with striking gull wing doors. 1,400 cars were produced by the end of its production run in May 1957. The Tamiya model kit captures the real life subject down to the working Gull-Wing doors and complex tubular space frame.
Special feature 1 Includes opening engine hood and gull wing doors. The doors can be locked in open position using a small strut.
Special feature 2 Includes metal emblem transfers.
Special feature 3 Opening the hood reveals the faithful depiction of the engine. Hood can also be locked in open position.
Special feature 4 The complex tubular space frame is elegantly recreated.
Special feature 5 Nylon mesh is included to recreate the front air intake.
Special feature 6 Numerous metal-plated parts recreate side bars, bumpers and more.
Special feature 7 Comes with window masking stickers for use when painting the model.
Special feature 8 Metal transfers are included in the kit to depict mirror surfaces and emblems.
Special feature 9 Features newly-designed tire parts