The Mercedes-Benz 500 SL is based on a 1989-1995 Mercedes-Benz R 129 (sold as 500 SL). The "R" stands for "roadster".
Although Mattel aquired Corgi in 1989, models never mixed until 1996 when there were several corgi casting found in the Hot Wheels line-up. This was quite short lived though. Although similar in appearence to Mercedes-Benz SL, this model is a former Corgi casting, and they are in fact 2 different cars.
The Mercedes-Benz 500 SL has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1994||Autocity||Fluorescent Yellow||MB tampo on hood||Clear||Grey||Corgi2||China|
|494||1996||1996 Hot Wheels||Metallic Grey||No tampo||Unpainted metal||Clear ribbed||Red||5SP||13601||China|
|1996||1996 FAO Schwarz Gold Series III Set||Black||Silver detailed front||Black||Clear||Yellow||Gold 5SP||16020||China|
|1997||Cabriolet Series||Metalflake grey||Purple HW-Logo on rear fender, yellow and purple stripes on side||unpainted Metal||Purple tint||Purple||5SP||95534||China||Europe only|
|1997||Car Wash Playset||Mflk. Blue||No tampos||Black||Black Tint||Grey||Corgi2||65617||China|
- Mercedes-Benz SL: The original Hot Wheels casting of the car.