Friday, June 10, 2011
Car of the Day : June 11, 2011
The car for today is Real Toys' 2007 Mercedes SL 500.
The Mercedes-Benz SL is a roadster manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sport Leicht, or Sport Light — and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' named also after its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations.
In 2003, an all-new SL (initially just a 5.0 L SL500 version) featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof) available on the SLK since 1997. This featured a 5.0 L 302 hp (225 kW) V8, with a 5.4 L AMG Supercharged V8 appearing in 2002's SL55 AMG. V12 engines are available in the SL600 and the limited-production SL65 AMG.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SL-Class#2008_to_present_.28facelift.29 to learn more on the SL 500.
This sweet Real Toys model arrived only yesterday from Noirguru via a trade. I can't say anything that isn't expressed in the pictures about this model. Real Toys is a brand I'm now concentrating on as they are inexpensive yet offer great details typically only found on premium $ models. Downfall seems that they are not easy to find here in the states so James and Jermaine in Canada have done a wonderful job on stockpiling up on these models to send in trades.