Saturday, July 17, 2010

SCHUCO 1:43 MERCEDES-BENZ 170V WOOD FUELED


Bio fuels are nothing new. In the fuel-starved Germany of the 30’s and 40’s, “wood gasification” generators were fitted to cars when gasoline wasn’t available. This novel model replicates the burner affixed to the rear of a Mercedes-Benz 170 sedan, with plumbing to the front part of the device that fuels the engine. Completing the scene is an extra bag of wood slung over the right front fender. A fascinating model made all the more interesting because of its scarcity. Buy it now

1 comment:

jean said...

I have that in my collection. A veryu rare and wonderfull modell from Schuco, limited in 1000 pieces.