Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Car FYI Holiday Gift List: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Model Car and Pen


Location: Mercedes Benz Collection

Price: $145.95


One of the most iconic Mercedes-Benz production vehicles ever built, the 300 SL Gullwing was derived from a winning race car. The unique opening doors, the first-ever application of fuel injection to a performance car and limited in production to just 1,400 examples from 1954 to 1957, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is a prized vehicle among high-end collectors.

While the full-sized 300 SL Gullwing could demand over $300,000 at a top auction, the gift item-oriented Mercedes-Benz Collection offers a smaller, more affordable alternative for fans of the 1950s supercar. Part of their 2014 Holiday Star line of lifestyle accessories, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Model Car and Pen features a 1:43 scale die cast replica of the classic Gullwing sports car painted in Fire Engine Red. A black ballpoint pen with red accents is destined to be moved by a pleased writer when they are looking at the miniaturized 300 SL. The die cast and the pen come in an engraved gift box. 

Granted the nearly $150 price tag for a Model Car and Pen set is quite steep (especially since the same item is selling on the US Mercedes-Benz site for $108). Maybe the other Holiday Star items such as Classic Tea Set or four-piece Ornament Set could prove to be a more affordable choice.    

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