Seventy years back in the early days of motor racing, racing cars were driven to the tracks by the drivers themselves (in the absence of any idea of a carrier). Be it to the Le Mans or Targa Florio or even the Mille Miglia, the situation remained the same - the cars had to be driven by team members to the race tracks.
But with the introduction of more faster cars that came equipped with more instruments that needed highly specialized equipments and manpower (to monitor), need was felt to have one vehicle that could transport all at the same time, to the racing venue. One that was used by Porsche to move their cars under the sponsorship of Martini (a type of gin mixed with herbs) was this Mercedes Benz O317 transporter.
This model Set consists of 2 models - Mercedes-Benz O317 Transporter^ + Porsche 917 K^^ winning car from the 1971 edition of Le Mans driven by Gérard Larrousse & Vic Elford.
^ Make: Schuco / ^^ Make: CMR
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening doors|
|- Extendable track|
|- Only 600 pieces created|
|- Winning car of the 1971 Le Mans, Porsche 917 K included|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 4.5 x 5 and 6 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|