It was in 1950, that Mercedes-Benz decided to bring two large sized models to counter the growing popularity of Krupp and Henschel made trucks.
With a powerful 8.3 litre OM315 engine, these new trucks were labelled L5500 and the L6500, depending on her payload capacity. These trucks were later renamed for ease of identifying and so the L3500 became the L 315 and the L6500 became the L 325. The tipper version was called the LK 325 and the tractor variant, the LS 325.
Based in Munich, Raab Karcher's history began in 1848 with two principal shareholders Freidrich Raab and Heinrich Karcher who involved other traders to invest in their firm to trade for coal. Today this firm still exists and employs nearly 4000 people.
In India, TATA (Telco) made one of the variants i.e. L 3500, in large numbers and sold its 60,000th truck way back in 1962.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||10 x 4.5 x 5|