He belongs to the emerging stars on the market of young timers: The Mercedes-Benz 200 T. The modelcar label Norev has just presented us miniatures of the Mercedes-Benz Universal from 1966 and now they deliver the other common estate-version of the W 123 yet again in scale 1:18 from 1982 to the trade. The modelcars in the colors english red appear under the item number 183732 and replicate the vehicle of the internal correctly designated model series number S 123 estate car. The "T" stands for touring, tourismus and transport. With this naming, Mercedes-Benz wanted to clarify that not craftsman are the target group for this luxurious estate car, but the individualists who need more space for hobby and family, which the limousine W 123 does not offer. Let us open the bonnet and take a closer look!
Norev delivers the diecast modelcars with the flap opening wide up. At that time, the trunk of the prototype held 523 liters without turning the back seat. According to the status of a luxury station wagon, the trunk of the model is designed with felt; the light beige contrasts excellently and correctly with the English red. In keeping with the spirit of the time, the collector found chrome jewelry generously distributed over the entire car: the car was celebrated at the time for the roof rails. No, this car had nothing to do with craftsmanship, neither in 1:1 nor in 1:18, because paint pots from painters or pipes from plumbers didn't want to be imagined in it. As is customary with the French from Vaulx-en-Vaulin, Norev has given the S 123 four doors that can be opened and a bonnet that opens far up: more is not possible!
This Mercedes-Benz, of course, was also available with a variety of differently powerful diesel and petrol. The model designation 200 T shows the elaborately made, four-color reduction of the drive set as a replica of the four-cylinder M 102, which delivered 75 kW / 109 hp with 200 from 2.0 liter displacement with carburettor up from June 1980; the version with 2.3 liters and injection produced 100 kW / 136 hp in the 230 E. A total of 199,517 of these station wagons were built. The prices on the used car market for a Mercedes-Benz 200 T-model from 1980 currently start at 10,000 euros; up to 27,000 euros can be claimed for collector's items. In comparison, the prices for the Diecast model cars from Norev are real special offers and worth their money: Steerable front wheels, including those, offer perfect workmanship for a harmonious impression!