Revell Germany - Mercedes Benz 3000SE Spa 1964 1/32 Slot Car (Blue/White #100)

Revell Germany - Mercedes Benz  3000SE  Spa  1964 1/32 Slot Car (Blue/White  #100)
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Price: $88.99
Product ID : MON8324

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In 1961 the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE was launched as the top-of-the-range model in the so-called "tail-fin" family. After the works withdrew Mercedes from the Formula 1 and Sports Car championships, private drivers continued to compete in motor sport in this type W 112, including Eugen B�hringer, one of the most successful rally and touring car drivers of the sixties. During the 24-hours endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, the European Rally Champion of 1962 and his no less talented team mate, Dieter Glemser, had a four-lap lead when the brake mount broke, forcing the car to make a pit stop. To repair the damage, the mechanics took parts from Peter Lang's Mercedes (starting number 101) which had already dropped out of the race. But because the second car had been moved before the parts were changed, the race stewards adjudged the change to be in contravention of the rules, something that cost the drivers B�hringer/Glemser first place despite their clear lead and resulted ultimately in their disqualification. Model-details: - Models with super-fine details - Models meet the currently high standard of Slot Car collector's items - Vehicles are finely and authenticalle printed - Vehicles feature a driver's figure, individually painted for each vehicle - Compatible with all commercial track systems