I’m not a Mercedes person in the least, but I have a severe weakness for two Benzes nonetheless: The R129 SL, and this one, the S124 E-Class wagon.

I dream of owning one, loading up the trunk all practical and stuff. Such a classic! But I guess here is the next best thing (or it will be, anyway), an old Siku version!

I picked this one up in an in-person trade with a local collector I met on Instagram, and I can’t wait to take it apart and start the restoration. As you can tell, it needs a lot of attention, but nothing a little heat and clear plastic can’t fix.

When I’m done with it, hopefully it’ll look a little bit like this beast:

Fits right in with some other German wagons I have laying around!