Mercedes Benz 300 SL
arcurio® is manufacturing the
model of this timelessly elegant Mercedes Benz 300 SL according
to the company’s own plans and under license of MB Classic
Collection from prime European wood.
The legendary „gull-wing coupe” was the first true postwar
sports-car developed and produced by Daimler-Benz of Germany.
The development was initiated by Max Hoffmann, an American of
Austrian descent, who since September 1952 was the official
importer of Mercedes Benz cars to America. The Board of
Directors of Daimler Benz (DB) understood Hoffmann’s desire to
sell sports-cars with the DB star on its hood as a welcome
opportunity to gain access to the US market for this and other
Daimler Benz products: In September of 1953 the starting signal
for the development of two types of sports-cars was given.
6 Cylinder-Engine, approx.
170 HP at 5200 RPM
Gasoline consumption: ca. 29 liters/100 km
Maximum speed: ca. 215 km/hour
Composition of Materials used:
There are 3
different types of wood used in the model: Alder, Ash and Beech.
The wood itself is left completely natural; it is not painted or
otherwise chemically treated.
The various parts of the model are assembled with
great care and perfection in order to achieve a good matching of
the wood-grains. This high quality model of the elegant Mercedes
Benz 300 SL is composed of 98 parts.
Features of the Model:
All arcurio® Oldtimer Models
are handmade. The wood employed is carefully selected and
matched according to the individual wood-grains.
This stunning replica is
produced in the very limited edition.
Each model is crafted
individually and therefore carries a brass plate with its
engraved model type and production number.
This Mercedes Benz Model
displays the following special features:
Hood to be opened
Gull-wing doors to be opened
Detailed instrumentation on
Front wheel steering
Air inlets on sides
The Model is 36 cm long, 14
cm high and 14 cm wide; it is produced at a scale of 1:12 and is
supplied in a valuable, wooden engraved box, serving as a
Picture of the orinal: