1938 770K 'Pullman'
Made by Signature Models
Type : 150
Part Number : 18135
This car is also known as 'Hitlers car'
The 1938 Mercedes Benz 770 SK Pullman limo was the first Grand Mercedes to feature an oval tubular frame, independent suspension and hydraulic brakes. This revolutionary 770 was stretched 40 centimeters to 6 meters in length, its wheelbase was 3.88 meters, and its width was increased 23 cm to a respectable 2.07 meters. Since its debut in the autumn of 1930 at the Paris Automobile Show, the sensational fittings and exquisite finish helped the 770 to find itself in the fleets of many aristocratic courts and government leaders around the world. It was big and sold for big money (the price was equivalent to that of a single-family home in Germany). When equipped with armor plating (a much requested option as those who rode inside became less popular), the vehicle weighed as much as 4,800 kilograms, which required a supercharger to be added to the straight-eight 7.6 liter engine, boosting the motor's output to 200 horsepower. By 1938, the supercharger' had become standard equipment and could produce a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour; however, the armored versions were limited to 80 km/h because of the bulletproof cell-type tires.
This is the newly released 1938 Mercedes-Benz 770K Pullman Limousine in 1/18 by Signature models (the car that was used by Adolf Hitler in 2nd World War). This model replica is simply amazing with a lot of detail.
Price : 54 Euro / USD 69
All four doors open towards each other. The dashboard is very well detailed and the interior has carpet. Negative point is that the doors do not close perfect and there is a little gap at the back door.I dont know if this is just my model or if it is in general .
Just behind the front seats there is a row of 3 separate fold away seats.
The trunk opens and reveals excellent detail in the carpeted space.
The chrome work is very well done on this model and the under chassis and working suspension is present. The body work is simply stunning with 2 removable flags ( no swastikas). One attachment point of the flags on my model was not glued, but fixed that and I know this isnt right, but the flags should be replaced by the swastikas..now they just put 2 cheap looking flags on the standard
The engine hood opens in the classical 2 bonnets and reveals a nicely detailed engine no wiring.
The model is nicely presented in a styrofoam box and detailed picture box with old pictures of Adolf Hitler parading in the streets of Berlin.
For conclusion : knowing this is a Signature, the model is absolutely stunning. The model is not 100 % perfect (doors, flags ), but I like it very much and if you like vintage/classic cars, you need to have this one in your collection .