Corgi Toys 1956-73
303 Mercdes-Benz 300SL Roadster Open Top

303 Mercdes-Benz 300SL Roadster Open Top

80 GBP

I never really wanted either this or its hard-top cousin. I’m not sure why as it is a reasonably good model of an excellent sports car. It might have been the absence of seats in the hard top and a the uninspiring colours they used.

Here’s a fine blue edition that has taken some finding. This one comes from a collector in Germany and has the crucial intact windscreen and side panels.

The paintwork is entirely original and shows no chips, just the merest wear on some raised edges. The silver painted areas, too, are good and undamaged. This would have been one of the first issued in 1958, also available in white.

A lovely example.