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Car Of The Day: October 22, 2017; Siku '86 Mercedes-Benz 300 TE
Topic Started: Oct 22 2017, 03:23 AM (277 Views)
Dean-o-mite
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Today's car of the day is Siku's 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 TE.


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W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class. The W124 models replaced the W123 models after 1984 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995. In North America, the W124 was sold for the 1985 through 1996 model years. The W124 is a mid-sized vehicle platform. Due to the high cost of German engineering and build quality, the W124 was designed to last many miles, with awards actually given and worn by high mileage versions. Much of the 124's engineering and many of its features were advanced automotive technology at its introduction, incorporating innovations that have been adopted throughout the industry. It had one of the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd) of any vehicle of the time (0.28 for the 200/200D model for the European market with 185/65 R15 tires) due to its aerodynamic body, that included plastic molding for the undercarriage to streamline airflow beneath the car, reducing fuel consumption and wind noise. It had a single windscreen wiper that had an eccentric mechanism at its base that extended the wiper's reach to the top corners of the windscreen (more than if it had traveled in a simple arc). The saloon/sedan, coupes and convertibles had optional rear headrests that would fold down remotely to improve rearward visibility when required. This feature was not available for the T-model because of its specific layout (no space to store the retractable headrests), but the estate serially came with a "neighbour-friendly" rear door that was pulled in the shut-position silently and automatically by a sensor-controlled servomotor. This allowed the use of a tighter fitting rear gate, minimizing the cabin noise in the T-model - sometimes an area of concern for station wagons.



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For more information and pictures of the real car, please visit Wikipedia: Mercedes-Benz E-Class


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I like station wagons, both in the real world, and in my little small scale world. Siku has made numerous really nice station wagons over the years; most featuring an opening liftgate. This Mercedes wagon is one of my favorite castings from Siku.


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The estate cars (chassis designation S124) came in 5- or 7-seat models, the 7-seater having a rear-facing bench seat that folded flush luggage compartment cover and an optional (in the US until 1994) retractable cargo net. To provide a flat loading floor with the seat folded down, the T-model's rear seat squab was mounted about 10 cm (3.9 in) higher than in saloons, robbing rear seat passengers of some head room. The S124 estate continued in production alongside the new W210 until the S210 estate launched more than a year later. The pre-facelift four-cylinder models came standard with four-speed manual transmission, but could be ordered with the five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. After the facelift, the four-speed manual was dropped, and five-speed manual became standard. Five- and six-cylinder engines had five-speed manual as standard (except for 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel, and AMG variants), and optional four-speed automatic. Cars with V8 engines, 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engines, all-wheel drive (from 1990) and AMG models were available only with four-speed automatic. 24-valve petrol engines (300 E-24, 300 TE-24, 300 CE-24, and later 2.8- and 3.2-litre models) could also be ordered with five-speed automatic. The four-wheel drive system (4MATIC) was available from 1987 with 2.6- and 3.0-litre petrol and 3.0-litre diesel engines with 12 valves. It was not available with coupes and convertibles. From 1987 to 1989, the four-wheel drive cars (except the turbocharged diesel) had five-speed manual transmission as standard, with optional four-speed automatic. From 1990, the manual transmission was available only with 260 E, and the larger engines were available only with four-speed automatic.



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juantoo3
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:drool: Now this is one I like!
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pjedsel
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:wave: Station Wagon! I agree - Siku has made many nice station wagon models over the years - this 300 TE is nicely done - liking the opening tailgate that seems a standard feature on Siku wagons.
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Pegers
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great right up to those cheap looking hubcaps.
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Dean-o-mite
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Oct 22 2017, 11:52 AM
great right up to those cheap looking hubcaps.
The casting is also available with the older Siku wheels, but I chose this version for COTD because of the wheels. The Siku wheels would probably look better in a brighter color, and with some blackwash filling in what are supposed to be holes.

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atombaum
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I like Siku, I like Mercedes-Benz, I like the T-series "kombi" so I like this one.
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Ripa
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I have always liked this casting (and the sedan and Binz ambulance variations too). The hubcaps look a lot better when taken a closer look at as they represent the real ones.

The added detail in the pictured example makes it look a LOT better IMO. Especially that black one, which is a bit dull otherwise.
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JustMatt
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Classic Mercedes-Benz station wagon, what more is there to say.
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New casting? Quick! Take it apart!
A stock Mercedes wagon, with opening tailgate. A good one to have. :thumbup:
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jurcpa
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ohh many thanks ,I like station wagons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please more from all companys BMW,VW,Toyota,Nissan,FIAT,etc etc
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webestang64
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Station wagon fan here too........ :thumbup: And that Siku is so nice.
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