First introduced in 1963 the LP range of trucks from Mercedes-Benz soon became a hit in the commercial segment.
Known popularly as Kubische Kabine (Cubic Cabin in German because of her cube-like structure) this cab-forward truck set new standards in truck design. The entire driver’s cabin could tilt forward to reveal the engine that would make an engine mechanic’s work easier and accessible.
Mercedes also used a new strategy to number their various models. For example, if the model was labelled LP 608 - it meant that this truck had a payload capacity of 6 ton with a engine that produced 80PS. Similarly when the truck was labelled LPS 1632 it meant that this model had a payload capacity of 16 ton with an engine having 320PS.
Broadly classified into 3 types – light duty (6-11 tons), medium duty (8-22 tons) and heavy duty (14-22 tons) the LP series helped Mercedes to have a large market share in the German market.
The LPS 1632 also had another first – it had a 16 litre V10 diesel engine.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|- Only 500 pieces produced|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||17.5 x 9 x 9.5|
|Color||Grey / Red|