Casting : Mercedes Benz C111
Years of Production:
1974 - 1977
Country of Origin:
1976 release has a black plastic base
Some chrome plastic bases are known
Paint Colors and Variations:
Standard Color: Red
Black and white
Other versions of same Casting:
1972 Mercedes Benz C111
1973 Mercedes Benz C111
The Flying Colors version of Mercedes Benz C111 is derived from the 1973 casting of the same name, which was derived from the 1972 version.
Base Variations: 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1976
Only the bases differ among the two versions. The 1974 version kept a diecast base which was changed to plastic for 1976
1976 Plastic Base version
The 1974 and 1976 Flying Colors versions still feature the opening gull wing doors and sport a complex tampo scheme.
The tampo design for the Flying Colors version underwent extensive tweaking before the final design was established.
Tampo Experiments, Courtesy of Bob Rosas
Four Different tampo design options.
Mint Example of a Prototype Tampo, Courtesy of A. Smith
A small number of the tampo variants are known to have found their way into the hands of collectors.
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