Sauber-Mercedes C9 (1989 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
In the wake of the 1955 Le Mans tragedy, Mercedes-Benz withdrew from official participation in motorsport for thirty years. In 1985, the German automotive giant quietly returned to the race track as an engine supplier for the Sauber sports car team. Their partnership would evolve quickly; by the end of the 1980s, the cars were badged as "Sauber-Mercedes" and would be finished in MB's historic silver livery...it was truly the return of the Silver Arrows. The crowing moment of Sauber and Mercedes' partnership would come in 1989, when their C9 prototypes would take 1st, 2nd and 5th place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The winning car, driven by Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens, is captured here in 1:43 scale resin by Spark. Faithful in every detail, the C9 includes perfectly executed sponsorship decals, road wheels, and aerodynamic components, as well as a flawless silver finish.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Collectors of Le Mans-winning race cars. Mercedes-Benz devotees. Those who love a good comeback.