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One of the all-time greats. A virtually perfect car. I still wonder why Daimler-Benz didn't put it into production (with or without the Wankel rotary engine - a nice V8 would've been fine with me in that bodystyle.)

And of course, Minichamps Rules - Thanks for the great photos, Steve!!
 

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It's cool, how the design still looks fresh and sleek today (for a car older than 30 years), and that orange color looks great too. There were more concepts of this car, does Minichamps make only one version, or more of them?
 

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Superbird77 said:
It's cool, how the design still looks fresh and sleek today (for a car older than 30 years), and that orange color looks great too. There were more concepts of this car, does Minichamps make only one version, or more of them?
'Tis a great car. As far as I know this is the only C111 that Minichamps have made - a limited edition of 9,999 in a display box.

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Didn't want to open another thread, so I will add some photos here.

I finally found some time to photograph a few models. This one was certainly a pleasant surprise from Minichamps. It's a great casting with lots of details and a crisp paint. Engine cover opens and reveals a very detailed and wired (!) rotary engine. That's not an everyday feature in 1/43 scale.

The wheels could be better though. I'm not sure what is it...maybe they look too plasticky. And Mercedes stars on front/back are only tampos, too bad they didn't use photo-etched parts. But yeah, nitpicking again. :p Great model all in all!

Oh yes, as you can see in one picture, my model arrived without driver's rear-view mirror sticker. :cry:











Nicely detailed engine:
 

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Great models of one of the most memorable conceptcars in history!
As always I'm torn and can't decide what models I like the most; the faboulous realism in the "new" or the charm of the vintage toy :freak:

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Great models of one of the most memorable conceptcars in history!
As always I'm torn and can't decide what models I like the most; the faboulous realism in the "new" or the charm of the vintage toy :freak:

Karl-E. Denmark
For those of us who grew up with opening hoods,doors or trunks, modern collectables which lack these features tend to be very far behind vintage in the desirablity stakes:wave:
 

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For those of us who grew up with opening hoods,doors or trunks, modern collectables which lack these features tend to be very far behind vintage in the desirablity stakes:wave:
That's another issue. IMHO the opening parts from the 60s and early 70s made the toys more fun to play with, but it did not add to the realism at all. :cool:

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