Author Topic: 300SL roadster toy car  (Read 601 times)

stickandrudderman

  • Vendor
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • United Kingdom, England, Richmond
  • Posts: 2603
    • http://www.colinferns.com
300SL roadster toy car
« on: September 29, 2022, 17:26:32 »
Yesterday, whilst visiting a friend's bodyshop, I saw in there a beautiful children's version of a 300SL roadster (Like the Gullwing but convertible).
The build quality was quite stunning with fibre glass body, all chrome parts being cast metal, a single cylinder petrol engine in the back, single leather seat almost capable of taking an adult.
I wasn't allowed to take pictures but it was exquisite. Anybody heard of one of these before?

Pinder

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, NJ, Edison
  • Posts: 715
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 17:55:41 »
You have to go back and sneak a picture in.  :)
1970 280 SL Light Ivory DB 670. 4 Speed manual shift no AC Limited Slip Diff.

BobH

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • United Kingdom, England, MALDON
  • Posts: 233
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2022, 18:55:46 »
i remember seeing this one sold a while ago, has a front mounted engine so not the one you saw, slightly cheaper than the full size model

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2020-harrington-300sl-roadster-childrens-car

And other cars too, if you love your child enough

https://groupharrington.com/junior-cars/
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 19:00:20 by BobH »

MikeSimon

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, OH, North Royalton
  • Posts: 2004
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2022, 11:37:23 »
I am very picky calling people "friend" and use the term "acquaintance" more often. Someone who would not allow me to take a picture of this, would definitely not be a friend.....
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

stickandrudderman

  • Vendor
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • United Kingdom, England, Richmond
  • Posts: 2603
    • http://www.colinferns.com
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2022, 13:53:02 »
I am very picky calling people "friend" and use the term "acquaintance" more often. Someone who would not allow me to take a picture of this, would definitely not be a friend.....
My friend owns a bodyshop and is doing work on the car. Since he didn't own the car he quite rightly denied me permission to take photgraphs because that permission wasn't his to give. I'd likely do the same.

JamesL

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • United Kingdom, London, London
  • Posts: 3350
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2022, 16:10:26 »
There's an outfit at Bicester called "the little car company"... I wodner if that's where it might be headed
Perfect for the child of an oligarch or hedge funder

https://thelittlecar.co/#
James L
Oct69 RHD 280 in DB906 with cognac leather

mclewis

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • USA, NJ, Saddle River
  • Posts: 139
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 23:22:04 »
The DB5 is quite fetching.
Marc Lewis
1968 280SL 728H/728H, 248, 746
2020 C300
2021 E450 All Terrain

Mike Hughes

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, VA, Alexandria
  • Posts: 1594
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2022, 00:03:31 »
The DB5 is quite fetching.

According to Classic & Sports Car, they even make a "Vantage" version for only £45k . . .
- Mike Hughes  -ô¿ô-
  1966 230SL Auto P/S
  Havana Brown (408)
  Light Beige (181)
  Cream M-B Tex (121)

Benz Dr.

  • Vendor
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, Port Lambton
  • Posts: 6859
  • Benz Dr.
Re: 300SL roadster toy car
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2022, 03:40:19 »
My friend owns a bodyshop and is doing work on the car. Since he didn't own the car he quite rightly denied me permission to take photgraphs because that permission wasn't his to give. I'd likely do the same.

Interesting. I give permission to take pictures because no one knows who the owners are - only I know that. So, it's just a picture of A car, not the owner sitting in it. I've never had a problem with that and never had an owner complain or warn me not to let folks take pictures. The whole thing sounds over stated to me.

 

1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn

1970  3.5 Coupe
1961  190SL
1985   300CD  Turbo Coupe
1981  300SD
2013  GMC  Sierra