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 that rolled out in 1969 with a 3-rotor Wankel (rotary) engine which made it possible for the car run to a top speed of 260 km/hr, with 280 hp power. Few different types of prototypes (orange and white coloured) were prepared.
This scale model is a rendition of the white coloured C111.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- From AutoCult's Masterpiece Collection series|
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|