Porsche’s racing department based out of Zuffenhausen used to depend on Mercedes-Benz L3500 to transport her racing cars by stacking them one over the other. Another truck which was an Opel Blitz was used to carry only spares and tools. But as time went by and Porsche’s cars were getting longer and longer they felt that they had to replace the Mercedes-Benz transporters because of its length.
The MAN 635 cab truck designated as L-series was produced by M.A.N since 1955. In 4 years this truck became so famous that over 25 variants were produced with different payload capacities starting from 4 ton to 8.5 ton.
So Porsche decides to buy the 6.6 ton truck with additional payload carrying capacity so that 3 cars can be stacked and transported. What Porsche liked about this truck was not just the ease in manoeuvrability, but also the provision to have rear seats at the back of the cabin to carry crew members.
Having possessed this carrier, Porsche started taking its cars to most races. In a decade these transporters moved Porsche 718, 904, 908 and even 910 models. Even after taking delivery of 2 additional transporters (Mercedes-Benz make) these M.A.N made machines continued to be used. For the same reason, another wider MAN Transporter was constructed in 1970 to accommodate wider and longer Porsche 917s.
A 1:18 scale collectible with only 2000 pieces created.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||24 x 9 x 9.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|