The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is one of those classic automobiles that was ahead of its time. With features like the tiny speedometer, ‘space-age’ tubular construction and those memorable gull wing doors, it stood out from the other cars of the 50s. Karl Baisch even designed custom luggage just for the car.
In 2017, I specifically went to the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart, Germany just to see a pristine 300 SL in person (above).
Now, Eaglemoss/IXO have introduced their 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing partwork model and I knew I had to build it. This is my third partworks and I hope you enjoy the process as much as I will.
The 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SL has the following features:
- Over 22″ (56cm) long
- The engine is modeled in detail
- The suspension works
- The hood, doors, and trunk open
- The windows roll up/down
- The steering wheel folds down
- The steering works the front wheels
- The headlights/taillights/interior lights work
- The brake pedal activates the brake lights