Sunday, July 26, 2015

Found Online: 1955 Mercedes Gullwing and Lego Mercedes Truck

Saw a couple of stories from eMercedesbenz that I wanted to link to. First is THIS one about one of the 1955 300 SL alloy gullwings coming up for auction. Loads of gorgeous photos. The estimate is it will sell for $5,500,000 to $6,500,000. Given it’s one of only 29 produced and has matching numbers, I wouldn’t be surprised.

While the eMercedesbenz article doesn’t actually provide any details of the auction, a quick search on Google turned it up. Looks like it’s being sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey auction on August 13.

Next is THIS article about an upcoming Lego model of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 tipper. Yup, not a sports car, but a construction vehicle. It will be out next month and apparently has pneumatic components and electronic controls. At 2793 parts, it might take your kids more than 10 minutes to put it together.

You can find it on the Lego site HERE. It’s actually the second in a series. Lego had early produced the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 (no longer available) pictured HERE.

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