From the very beginning, the aim of Mercedes engineers was to create a car that would be purely experimental. They wanted to create something more iconic, more safer, etc. like their success story of the Mercedes 300SL “Gullwing”.
Therefore the use of Felix Wankel’s (NSU famed rotary piston) engine, the use of reinforced glass-fibre sheet as the body, attaching high-performing mechanical parts that would enhance overall performance on racing tracks across the world and creating records of all sought. Fans of Mercedes meanwhile hoped that Mercedes would change their mind and come up with an actual car. Dealers were flooded with enquiries in anticipation of one great new car. Several enthusiasts actually went on to proceed by sending blank cheques so that one could be it’s first owner.
That model was the Mercedes-Benz C111-I that rolled out in 1969 with a 3-rotor Wankel (rotary) engine and ran a top speed of 260 km/hr. This first model also experimented with features that allowed the driver to travel at high speeds in the absolute comfort of leather interiors and air-conditioning.
This model in resin is a replica of the same which is now kept at the Mercedes-Benz Musuem at Stuttgart, Germany.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening model|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|
|Make||Best of Show|