Solido 4503; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (chassis code W 198) is a two-seat sports car that was produced by Mercedes-Benz as a gullwinged coupe (19541957) and roadster (19571963). It was based on the company's 1952 racer, the W194, it was inspired by Max Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz's authorized United States importer at the time, who correctly perceived a large American market for such a car. The company introduced the 300 SL in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York instead of in Europe in order to get it into U.S. buyers' hands sooner.

Over three hundred 300 SLs were counted in the parking lot of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in 1956.

This diecast model is by Solido, it was sourced from Warwick & Warwick auctioneers in May 2019

 
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