- P​layart Mercedes Benz 350 SL

A​ Brown Mercedes

A​ survivor from my childhood

My mom gave me this one as a souvenir from one her bowling tournament trips a looong time ago. Other than the cracked windshiel, it has lived a pretty low-key life. I have to confess that this one never appealed to me as a kid.

I don’t know if it was the red front marker lighters or the metallic calf-poop brown paint job. Maybe it was the fact that wasn’t a Hot Wheels that made me relegate it to the deep dark bowels of a car case I hardly opened.

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  • I wonder if this casting went on to be the basis of the ERTL 350SL - looks familiar.

      1 month ago
    • Hmmm... You could be right on that. Another interesting thing that I didn’t notice until now is the hood ornament is upside down.

        1 month ago
    • Ha cool I see that too, Now that I look at that, maybe not the same - but I know some other kind of secondary maker had the same castings as ERTL (maybe Playart?).

        1 month ago
  • IT'S SUNBURST ORANGE!!

      1 month ago
    • The Hot Wheels 280SL yes but the Playart one is definitely tannish brown.

        1 month ago
  • I kind of missed playart. There casting is considered good for a Hong Kong company which at that time most HK made casting is just well known for cheap imitation.

      1 month ago
  • Found the Yatming R107 at Goodwill recently.

      1 month ago

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