Has anyone heard of anyone scratch building a Merc SSLK from the Matchbox 1/32 kit (is that what your picture is of Dennis)? I bought one a year or so ago with the intention of doing just that but still haven't found time to do it. Any ideas on a suitable chassis would be gratefully received...
If the manufacturers thought there was money to be made in pre-war cars, I am pretty sure they would be at it already! The problem appears to be that, although there is a powerful demand, it is only from a very small number of enthusiasts. (rather like the perceived demand for Le Mans starts etc!)
I think we have seen evidence of this, fairly recently, with Pink Kars' Bugattis and Auto Unions that only really moved off the shelves after quite hefty price cuts.
I'm not convinced this is a good example. I gave the Bugatti and OOOO cars a look but they did not appeal to me. My guess is that these models fell between two stools: not cool enough for kids, not detailed enough for collectors.
It might be a different story if the likes of Carrera, MMK or Slot Classic were to make versions
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