The first petrol engined car was a Benz in 1885, Mercedes has a long and prestigious history.
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.
Mercedes are popular as emergency vehicles here an ambulance (Siku), C320 “Polizei” car (Siku) and “Binz” Ambulance (Corgi).
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.
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.
Left to right: Mercedes 280 SL “Pagoda”, Mercedes C-111 with the gull wing doors and Mercedes SLK. More details: Mercedes Hot Wheels