This diesel 200D car was part of Mercedes-Benz's entry-level line car.
In Malaysia, during all of the sixties, the public transportation was very erratic. Buses used to frequently break down and were crowded. This gave rise to the large usage of private cars. The government issued more and more licenses in the early 1970s that saw a large influx of foreign made cars as Taxis. Of all the models, this particular model, Mercedes-Benz 200D was the favourite. It was said that outside of Germany, it was only in Malaysia that had the highest number of Mercedes 200D taxis.
With the words 'Kereta Sewa' (hired car in Malay language) written on top of the car, these blue coloured cars became an iconic symbol for the visiting tourist.
This metal scale model is an rendition of the taxis that used to ply in the fourth largest state of Malaysia called Perak.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 2.5|
|Color||Yellow / Blue|