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#1 ONLINE   preisman

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

From the little I know about this car, it was a special coach built estate built by Universal. Mercedes did not build an in-house estate until 1977. This appears to be a very rare car, that at one point was at the Mercedes museum for a short time. Any more info would be great, but the important part to know, is that this car is very unique and quite a good looker. The model opens up on all ends. They also make this in black, but looks too much like a hearse, and I don't want anything like that. You might notice no star on the front. Well, in my truck, the Merc had a little roll over and it came off. I have it, but does not stay in place. The same happens with my 600, but I can't imagine those things lasting forever. I need to find some extras.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:10 AM

Congrats priesman! fantastic classic Mercedes, and a very good colour for it! You did an awesome photo work here. What about the model? It has carpet inside? The suspension is a little high if you ask me, but still love this model!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:56 AM

Gorgeous and perfect!
Love this car in this color and the pics are great.

I have a 1:43 version of this car and its one of my favorites.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:55 AM

Congratulations. I never knew this was available in 1/18. Well done to Norev (one of my favourite makers now) for building it.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:10 AM

View Postmodel collector, on 05 June 2012 - 02:10 AM, said:

Congrats priesman! fantastic classic Mercedes, and a very good colour for it! You did an awesome photo work here. What about the model? It has carpet inside? The suspension is a little high if you ask me, but still love this model!

Thanks! There is no carpet, but I think that is accurate. And from what pictures I have seen of a very pristine Universal, the ride height is correct. The front wheels have room to the fender, and the rear are just inside the fender.

The engine detail is better than Sunstar, but does fall short of Autoart. Which is the right place for Norev and its price. The interior is OK, plain, but looks period correct. I have not seen a lot of pictures on the interior so I am not sure.

View Postkitefighter, on 05 June 2012 - 04:55 AM, said:

Congratulations. I never knew this was available in 1/18. Well done to Norev (one of my favourite makers now) for building it.

Norev is right up there with making good models.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:23 AM

You do have some very interesting models Preisman  :10:   thanks for sharing your excellent pics!  :occasion14:

Do you have a list of all the models in your collection?  :hope:

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:26 AM

Thanks eddy, if you click on my name, it will bring up my about me page. That has my whole list...I think. I might have missed one or two.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:28 AM

Very cool model.  I've seen it one in person & its very nicely done.

Great color, too.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:19 AM

Nice and unusual model. It's great to see a manufacturer do something a little different.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

View Postpreisman, on 05 June 2012 - 06:26 AM, said:

Thanks eddy, if you click on my name, it will bring up my about me page. That has my whole list...I think. I might have missed one or two.

Very impressive stuff indeed Mr P - thanks for the link I never thought to check your profile!   :rolleyes:  :10:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Not yet Eddy, I need to finish a couple of things with it. I am also stuck in the house right now, I destroyed my ankle. Now is the time to finish a couple of custom models.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

Nice Classic , but what happened with the Benz-star on the hood?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:08 PM

Very good fotos Priesman! The model is very nicely finished by Norev and you got it in the perfect shade.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

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Nice Classic , but what happened with the Benz-star on the hood?

Thanks, while on the say to take photos, the model rolled over on the seat. I have it, but won't stay in.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:07 PM

very nice model and pics.you have to hand it to norev they are not afraid from tackling unusal subjects.  :coolpics:
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

There is an old farmer in our city who still drives this car, in a very pale blue, and the car still looks like it just has left the factory...amazing...(he also has the 200 sedan in the same color)...
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:02 PM

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very nice model and pics.you have to hand it to norev they are not afraid from tackling unusal subjects.  :coolpics:

Thank you. Norev is one of my favorite model makers. They do very good modern Mercedes Porsche and Lambos, but then they bring out things like this and others. Those weird  strange not often seen cars and they do a great job at making it a very good model.

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There is an old farmer in our city who still drives this car, in a very pale blue, and the car still looks like it just has left the factory...amazing...(he also has the 200 sedan in the same color)...

That is very cool to hear. And would be nice to see.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

that's a cracking looking car/diecast; you can see in it the styling genes of all the TEs that followed (very long side windows, practical, upright tailgate, huge load area). It looks so graceful!

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

Do the front wheels steer?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

yup, sure do.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

I've got the opportunity to take some pictures of it. As you will notice, it is still a car for everyday use, not in 'concours' condition.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Lucky you. I would love to have seen one. Thanks, that makes me so happy to see the two together.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

Wow Gunther, never knew you drove "the real thing". Kan ie nog een beetje mee in het hedendaagse verkeer?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:49 AM

View Postschuifelhoofd, on 22 July 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

Wow Gunther, never knew you drove "the real thing". Kan ie nog een beetje mee in het hedendaagse verkeer?

Gorgeous model in this blue   :clap:
Sadly, it isn't mine. It's from a man in Westende, and I just heard he has more of these (also a 200 sedan in the same blue). If this would be mine, it would be shiny as new....
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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 AM

Amazing shots of the real and the scale model; Merc looks clean and beautiful in blue




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