German Cars: Mercedes-Benz

The first petrol engined car was a Benz in 1885, Mercedes has a long and prestigious history.

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I have a weakness for the Gull Winged Mercedes, here a red and white 300SL (Siku), a white SLS (Kinsmart) and  a silver 300SL (Kinsmart). As a child I went through a phase of just collecting Mercedes models, I don’t have any of those models now.

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Mercedes are popular as emergency vehicles here an ambulance (Siku), C320 “Polizei” car (Siku) and “Binz” Ambulance (Corgi).

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My full collection of Mercedes now has 30 models. Also in the line up a champagne coloured 450 SL (Bburago), a dark green 300SL,  a silver 350 SLK (Welly), a silver CLK GTR (Maisto), orange 500 CLS (Matchbox) and a blue Chinese made A Series.

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This is an old Matchbox Mercedes truck (1:87 scale) with regular wheels (number 1 in the 1-75 series), missing its canopy, with a load of a Mercedes SSK from a Kinder Egg.

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Hot Wheels Mercedes

Left to right: Mercedes 280 SL “Pagoda”, Mercedes C-111 with the gull wing doors and Mercedes SLK. More details: Mercedes Hot Wheels

 

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