All pre-ordered LeGrand 1/8 Mercedes 300 SLR Coupe kits will receive a complimentary softcover book on the legendary Mercedes 300 SLR racers shown below. US orders will receive it in advance within approximately 4 weeks of pre-ordering. Because of high shipping cost international orders will have it included in the kit box.
note: if you cancel your US order we will deduct the cost of the complimentary book and shipping ($35.) from your refund.
• Pre-pay* with our monthly payment plan via PayPal
(12 automatic monthly payments of $110.)
Your complete kit is shipped on arrival (anticipated late 2023) after the final monthly payment plus shipping cost. This is not a "partworks" or subscription type kit. *All pre-payment funds for kits are held in escrow and will be refunded on request in case of unacceptable delay or cancellation.
• Reserve with a $50. deposit (estimated price $1300.)
LEGRAND Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR "Uhlenhaut Coupé" 1/8 scale metal kit
Mercedes-Benz and the design of the enclosed product are subject to intellectual property owned by Daimler AG and are used by LEMKE Collection GmbH under license.
new pre-production photos October 2022 from the latest video:
What is the difference between the 300 SL Gullwing street car and the 300 SLR racer?
They both have gullwing doors, intricate tubular frames, and may seem very similar. But look at the bodies and you will see the 300 SLR racer has a more streamlined and sculpted body, a meshed air intake in the hood, a tubular racing exhaust that exits the right side of the car, no bumpers, and many other detail differences. Under the skin they diverge even more, the 300 SLR being based on the W196 GP racer using a straight 8 cylinder engine vs 6 cylinders in the 300 SL, racing style inboard brakes and 16 inch wire wheels. More explanation below in scans from the book we provide with every pre-ordered kit:
One final detail: only two Mercedes 300 SLR Coupes were ever produced, compared to 1400 of the 300 SL gullwing street cars.