|About the car
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) is a two-seater coupe and convertible model of the German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz designed and built by the designer Friedrich Geiger. Marketed from 1954 to 1963 and entered since in the legend of the dream cars, it is for its originality, its technical and aesthetic qualities, that it is considered as the most emblematic of the Mercedes manufactured in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Presented for the first time at the New York Auto Show, the new W198 is a coupe with the same amazing “butterfly doors” as its predecessor. The 300 SL version, built from a successful competition car, is renowned for being the first Mercedes with fuel injection. “300” indicates the three-liter displacement. The terminology “SL” means “super-leicht”: “very light” and weighs 1293kg.
This vehicle can reach a maximum speed of 240km/h and go from 0 to 100km/h in only 8.8 seconds.
About the Brand
The company Mercedes is the world champion for the fifth straight time and Lewis Hamilton is the defending world champion of Mercedes. The Mercedes-Benz name, also known as Mercedes, is a well-known German automobile company, best known for its luxury models and its business vehicles. The company is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. In the year 1926, Karl Benz and Daimler produced the first vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz brand. On the flip side, as of 2018, the Mercedes-Benz was the highest-ranking premium car dealer in the world, accounting for 2.31 million passenger cars sold.
About the Manufacturer
The manufacturer Minichamps is a producer of model cars, trucks, buses, mopeds, tanks, and other automotive accessories, offering a wide variety of replicas in different scales.
Its Formula 1 models are mainly presented in 1/18 and 1/43 scale.
Currently, the Minichamps range contains models of all the world’s major car manufacturers and many types of racing and sports teams. Originally known as PMA (Paul’s Model Art), the company was founded in the late 1970s.
As a major company in the industry, with the widest range of models of any model producer in the world, Minichamps is a leader in the field.