Popular Posts

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autoart Millenium 1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 1:18 scale

An Autoart Millenium 1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL, in 1:18 scale.

Some facts from Wikipedia:
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 started out as a private venture in 1966 by
company engineer Erich Waxenberger, which culminated in the world's first "Super
Saloon" or Q-car.
Waxenberger's principle was simple: Take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz
M100 engine from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine, and fit it into the
regular Mercedes-Benz W109 S-Class model which only had 6-cylinder engines at
that time. The result was a nearly 2-tonne saloon with performance similar to
most dedicated sports cars of the era. It is said that Rudolf Uhlenhaut, when
invited to test drive the prototype, opened the hood at the first red light to
find out how the big engine and its supporting equipment had been squeezed in
Surprisingly, the rather conservative company went ahead and launched the car
into the marketplace at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968, in order to make
better use of the M100 engine production facilities. The 6,500 build of the 6.3
outnumbered the 2,700 build of the 600 by far.
What set this car apart from its contemporaries in the late 1960s though, was
that it could cruise at over 200 km/h (124 mph) with 5 occupants in complete
comfort within the body styled by Paul Bracq. Later, the company also fitted
new, smaller V8 engines into the W109 series. The 300SEL 4.5 was only available
in the USA, while the 280 SE 3.5 Coupé could also be ordered in Europe.
In the 1970s, the Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 was a successor to the 6.3, with even
more modifications and power.


  1. It looks like I'm the first one to post a comment on your blog Resti, so congratulations! I know you have good taste and a sumptuous collection, so I'm sure we'll enjoy for a long time!

  2. wow, thanks so much for viewing Laurent, first one that will multiply a hundred fold, am hoping to take some more photos of the classic cars this weekend, long live vintage autos, have a great weekend, best Regards.

  3. I'm looking forward to these pictures! I hope we'll have fine weather the week-end so you can have good lighting!

  4. Hi Resti,
    Marvelous Vintage Mercedes 1970 300SEL.I particularlly amazed by their s/steel front & rear bumper , big front grill , side mirror , nice body work & the interior as well.

    "Is a worth collection of a life time".



  5. hi Laurent, hopefully will find the time for outdoor shoot, Thanks.

  6. Hi Kin, This model is one of my favorites, The first time i saw it, i immediately adored it, and the details are truly awesome, Unfortunately, wasnt able to take yet some more photos of the interiors, engine etc,

  7. How can i buy that Mercedes 300SEL die-cast model???
    I don't want to buy via internet!!!1
    Pls. help me to find some of the toy stores to buy my fascinating, elegant, beautiful, gay, fabulous & superior 68' Mercedes-Benz W108/W109 300SEL saloon car!!!!

  8. Hello Joniel, Thanks for your comment. Are you from the Philippines, There's a store in G. Araneta Ave., Q.C. who sells diecast at a very reasonable price. Regards.