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Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
Debut Series Auto City
Produced 1994 - 1997
Designer Corgi
Number 95547
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Description

The Mercedes-Benz 500 SL is based on a 1989-1995 Mercedes-Benz R 129 (sold as 500 SL). The "R" stands for "roadster".

Although Mattel acquired Corgi in 1989, models never mixed until 1996 when there were several Corgi casting found in the Hot Wheels line-up. This was quite short lived though. Although similar in appearance to the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz SL casting, this model is a former Corgi.

The 2 castings can be differentiated by the steering wheel and windscreen. The Corgi casting's steering wheel is larger and more detailed with spokes, with the Hot Wheels counterpart having an undetailed peg-like steering wheel. The Corgi casting's side-view mirrors are part of the clear plastic windscreen whereas the Hot Wheels version, the mirrors are cast onto the metal bodywork. The Corgi version also sports detailed front and rear number plates with the number ' HB 107 C '.

This is one of those very few instances where Hot Wheels have the same car from two different tools.

Versions

The Mercedes-Benz 500 SL has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1994 Auto City Multipack Fluorescent Yellow MB tampo on hood Black / metal Clear Grey Corgi 93200 China S-l1600-2-1580471418.jpg
494 1996 Mainline Metallic gray Detailed taillamps and reflectors, silvered grille, black window trim, yellow Hot Wheels logo on windshield Black / Metal Clear Red 5SP 16301 China Named Mercedes 500SL Mercedes500SL.jpg
494 1996 Mainline Metallic gray Detailed taillamps and reflectors, silvered grille, black window trim, yellow Hot Wheels logo on windshield ZAMAC Clear Red 5SP 16301 China Named Mercedes 500SL Mercedes500SL.jpg
1996 FAO Schwarz Gold Series III Black Silver detailed front Black Clear Yellow Gold 5SP 16020 China S-l1600-3-1580471745.jpg
1997 Cabriolet
3/4
Metalflake grey Purple HW-Logo on rear fender, yellow and purple stripes on side unpainted Metal Purple tint Purple 5SP 95534 China Europe only Mercedes 500SL grey purple interior glass 5sp europe only.JPG
1997 Car Wash Playset Mflk. Blue No tampos Black Black Tint Grey Corgi 65617 China 20190915 134631.jpg

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