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Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 No.35 2nd 24H Spa 1971 in 1:43 scale


This is the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 No.35 2nd 24H Spa 1971 in 1:43 scale by Spark.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 No.35 made a lasting impression at the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971, securing a remarkable 2nd place finish. Behind the wheel of this iconic machine was the talented driver team of Hans Heyer and Clemens Schickentanz. What sets this race apart is the sheer audacity of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 competing against smaller, more agile rivals. Dubbed the "Red Pig" due to its imposing size and vibrant paint scheme, the 300 SEL 6.8 defied expectations, proving its prowess in endurance racing. As Heyer and Schickentanz navigated the grueling Spa-Francorchamps circuit, battling adverse weather and mechanical challenges, they showcased the car's reliability and performance, earning the admiration of fans and competitors alike. This race stands as a testament to the ingenuity and determination of Mercedes-Benz, solidifying the 300 SEL 6.8's legacy as a true giant-slayer in motorsport history.

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