As of the Carrera Panamericana in 1952, Mercedes-Benz started to take part again in international racing events. In 1954, the
Stuttgart-based company then re-entered the Grand Prix circus and was successful at its very first start at the French Grand Prix with
a one-two victory by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling. In order to be able to transport the W196 and 300 SLR racing cars to the
respective race tracks — along with the Mercedes-Benz racing division’s huge amount of equipment — a large racing division fleet was
maintained. One of these special vehicles was the Mercedes-Benz O3500 on the basis of the O3500 omnibus, on which our Schuco model, at
a scale of 1:43, is derived. No less than three examples of this vehicle belonged to the racing division.
This model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish and has a sealed body. Resin models are exceptionally accurate of scale, shape and detail. Each model is created using a variety of production processes, to achieve this precision. They are produced using a composite material referred to in the industry as “resin”. Photo etched parts, die-cutting, tampo printing and waterslide decals are often used for a most authentic replication.