Back Story

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.

– MarvelPhx

The Model

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