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After having built 3 Mercedes Benz 300l Gullwing, the last of which representing the one that won its class under number 417 in the famous 1955 Mille Mille race, as I had in stock this old Revell kit from 1991 started and never finished more than 25 years ago, and another one intact, I naturally decided to build it, to have the series of the two victorious Mercedes in this prestigious race, and also to complete in a way a series of emblematic cars and give them a new life, in all modesty. This model has been achieved 3 months ago and was built in a little less than 7 months, or even 5 if you exclude two months of holidays in Canada, a record for me. The true car was the overall winner of Mille Miglia 1955, driven by Sir Stirling Moss. It includes nearly 600 parts in all materials, more than 480 having been added to the 115 initial ones, of which about 50 were modelled and 3D printed, and the rest scratch-built. I didn't count the time spent, not being a professional modeler and not intending to sell it once it was finished, but I probably spent more than 300 hours on it, counting the time spent studying the documentation, the 3D design of the parts and the realization. Not only the hood is openable, but also the driver's door, the fuel flap on left headrest, the trunk, which open simultaneously with the 2 headrests. The interior of the trunk is fully detailed, as is the engine bay, and the underside. I'm quite proud of the result, despite all its imperfections, and the few big mistakes I made that I only realized too late to correct. They will be obvious to the connoisseurs. My Mercedes Benz 300 SL and SLR cycle doesn't end with this one, as one of these days I'm going to build the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe, of which one of the two authentic examples ever built was recently sold at auction for the modest sum of 135 million euros. Hope you enjoyed the journey Those who are interested can follow the assembly of this difficult model in the WIP section here: Mercedes Benz 300 SLR n° 722 - Mille Miglia 1955
89AKurt posted a topic in General Automotive Talk (Trucks and Cars)The Drive: A $142M Mercedes-Benz Might Now Be the World’s Most Expensive Car Hmmm..... now I want to get the Revell kit. 😲