Mercedes Benz special edition model cars for 125th Anniversary
Mercedes Benz is known for its beautiful miniature cars meant for collectors. We have earlier told you about the company’s Model Car Selection to appeal to the luxury auto enthusiasts and collectors. The company is now releasing 6 landmark model cars of the scale 1:43 models to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. The legendary collection includes:
1). Benz Patent Motor Car
“Benz Patent Motor Car,” the world’s first automobile patented back on January 29, 1886. The three-wheeler was patented for “vehicle with gas engine operation.”
2). Mercedes Simplex 40hp, 1902
Mercedes Simplex 40hp followed the 35 hp model in 1902. Simplex marked the lighter version of the legendary 35 hp.
3). Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster, 1936
Mercedes-Benz 380Mercedes was followed by Mercedes-Benz 500 model in 1934, and the 500 K special roadster was developed somewhere around 1934-1936. The sports sedan was differentiated by its predecessor with a “K” in its name (which stands for the compressor) and improved specs including, its 4-wheel independent suspension and new supercharged 8 cylinder OHV engine. This 1:18 scale replica is constructed of heavy die-cast metal and every little detail is taken care of to make it look like the original Mercedes-Benz 500 K.
4). Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé, W198 I
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé was known as the fastest production car of its time, with a top speed of up to 250 km/h, powered by a four-stroke engine. The high-performance sports car also stood out for its distinctive design and gullwing doors.
5). Mercedes-Benz S-Class, W116, 1972
The Mercedes-Benz W116 series was produced from 1972 through 1979. The luxury sedan was also the first Mercedes-Benz model that was officially given its own name, Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
6). Mercedes-Benz CLS, C218
The luxurious Mercedes-Benz CLS, C218 set the baseline for the next generation four door coupé in the CLS generation. The latest Mercedes-Benz CLS C218 2011 will again add a new twist to this executive luxury sedan range.
Via: Mercedes Benz