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Rivarossi Pocher 1936 Mercedes Cabrio 1/8 Scale VG+Rare
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Aug 15, 2012
US $479.99
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Item location:
Reisterstown, Maryland, United States


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Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Original or Reproduction: Original
Material: Plastic & Metal

Rivarossi / Pocher

1936 Mercedes Benz 500


1/8 Scale Model

Highly Detailed

Detailed Motor Parts

2,378 Parts

Spoked Wheels

Realistic Metal Frame

Scale Model Quality

Made in Italy

  • WOW- Offered for sale is a vintage highky detailed 1/8 scale model of the classic 1936 Mercedes Benz Cabriolet made by Rivarossi / Pocher in Italy. This car is seldom seen especially here in the states and usually sells in the $800 range.

  • This large scale vehicle has such a high detail level that you can almost smell the grease and gasoline. This well engineered scale model was the 5th issue in a famous series before Rivarossi / Pocher closed shop many years ago. Rivarossi was also well regarded as a scale model train builder.

  • Under the hood, you can see the exposed valve train with rockers and lifters, distributor, plugs & wires. On the underside you can see a cut away view of the crank shaft and internal engine hardware,while on the outside you can see power steering and much more. The transmission and diffrential is also well detailed and many parts are nut and bolted together for greater reality.

  • Overall, this car looks in good to very good shape with some minor repair needs- she looks mostly complete. The passenger door latch and window crank needs repair. There is no top, as few missing small parts and some glue repair noted in places.

  • HISTORY (Translated from Italian) In 1972 a fire destroyed the factory in Turin in Via Ambrosini, while they were on track to produce the new model of the Fiat 1:32 and a variant of the Alfa Romeo in 1:8 scale, which molds fortunately survived. The management took the opportunity to drastically reduce the staff by outsourcing a lot of work and choose to devote efforts exclusively to hobby design. The activity then resumed in the factory in Via Adamello, with a workforce reduced to just thirty against one hundred and twenty of the previous period.

  • Meanwhile Gian Altini was working on the new 1:8 scale model, the Mercedes-Benz 500 K / AK convertible, but in 1974 , when the project was nearing completion, Gian Paolo Altini became ill with leukemia and died within months, only thirty-nine. The loss was very heavy for the Pocher, to which Altini was the soul of production. After a period of adjustment, the place was taken by Gian Franco Fabris, a skilled pattern maker trained in the Friuli Mosaic School of Spilimbergo , Altini student and active in the company since 1970 This model of the Mercedes, the last work of Altini, was released posthumously in 1975 . This Mercedes is unfortunately the song of the swan of Gian Paolo Altini who passed away prematurely before the release of this masterpiece. It is an other hard blow for the company that but once again succeeds to honor the tenacity of Corrado Muratore and also to the contribution of an other optimal one modeller, Mr. Franco who assembles the plans and contributes to continue production activity.

  • Truely an exemplary car, likely owned by a Turinese collector, raises capacity in the plant and here the technicians in order nearly two years find all the necessary particulars. The spectacular model that exits is composed from 2378 parts, is a very long 66 centimeters and is packed with original detailed parts.

  • Meanwhile Rivarossi became 100% owner, having bought the shares in the company of Conrad Mason, who remained as manager of the Pocher and assuming the role of sales manager for Italy Rivarossi. In 1980 he was presented the latest prototype of the original historic cars produced by the firm in Turin, the famous Bugatti 50T of 1933 created by Gian Franco Fabris. All subsequent products were only reproductions of modern cars or variations of models already published in advance.

  • Please see the many pictures provided for more detailed information. Thank you.

  • This listing may be cancelled if there are no bidders.

  • I usually ship within 2-3 days of sale, sometimes longer for large items, but can not control the Post Office- rough handling or delivery times or the weather.

  • I can not guaranty electrical items or light bulbs.

  • YES-Most items packed in soft foam, Bubble Wrap or sytrofoam peanuts for a safe shipment, I seldom use newspaper alone.

  • YES- I will combine items for shipping cost savings. If the shipping costs seem high then write to verify as the weight or ebay calculator may be off.

  • PLEASE SEE "ME" Page - Click on the "ME" icon near my user ID and feedback number for Sale Terms.

  • RETURNS- accepted for reasonable cause if buyer 1) Agrees to cancel the sale and 2) pays all shipping & 3)Item returned is in the same condition as sold.

  • My goal is your happiness.

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