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Schuco 1/43 Set Edition 70 Jahre Porsche racing transporter Mercedes-Benz O317 with Porsche 908 short and long tail 450372700

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In the early days of motor sport, racing cars were still transported under their own steam to races in Le Mans and Monza or to the Targa Florio or the Mille Miglia. However, the increasing professionalism of motor sport in the 1950s and the growing amount of equipment which was needed led the racing teams of the day to start using transport vehicles.

In the mid-60s, Porsche came up with the idea for two transport vehicles that were specially designed to meet the requirements of motor sport and able to transport the additionally required engines, gearboxes and chassis parts.

The technical basis for the new Porsche racing transporter was the Mercedes-Benz O317 underfloor-engine bus, produced between 1957 and 1972. Its self-supporting design meant it was ideal for the complex conversion by the Stuttgart-based company Robert Schenk.

The Porsche engineers presented their newly developed 3-litre, eightcylinder race car, the Porsche 908, in October 1967. The model was available as a short and long-tail version. The short-tail 908 had a movable rear flap and an additional spoiler at the front, the long-tail 908 was fitted with a longer tail section, larger tail fins and a movable traverse wing. The decision on which version to use was based on the properties and condition of the individual race tracks.

To mark ‘70 Years of Porsche’, Schuco presents the Mercedes-Benz O 317 racing transporter of the Porsche factory race team as an exclusive miniature in a 1:43 set that also includes metal models of a Porsche 908 short-tail and a Porsche 908 long-tail. The model of the racing transporter is very appealing due to a number of lovingly created details and is just as impressive as the original. Opening the rear door allows you to slide out the ramps to load the racing cars on to the racing transporter, just like the real thing. The truck is able to hold two racing cars. This jubilee edition is limited to just 700 models and comes in a wooden presentation box.

Period: Historic
Material: Zinc Diecast
Model brand: Mercedes-Benz, Porsche
Scale: 1:43
Edition: 700 pcs

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