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1/24 Sports Car Series no.359
1989 Sauber-Mercedes C9
Item No: 24359

Length: 197mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Legendary Silver Arrow
The C9 is a legend in its own right, partly thanks to its achievement in 1989 of a first Mercedes win in 37 years at perhaps the most renowned endurance race of them all. Its chassis was the work of Swiss constructor Sauber. The car debuted in 1987 but could not find a maiden World Sportscar Championship victory until 1988, when it took five wins on the circuit. Confidence was high in 1989, and with a new and more powerful engine on board, the legendary all silver color scheme, and being run as a Mercedes-Benz works team, C9s took first and second in the aforementioned race, with their third car finishing fifth. Seven wins in eight World Sportscar Championship races that year led to a triple crown of constructor, team and driver championships, leaving the racing world in little doubt that the legendary Mercedes-Benz silver arrows were back in business.

About the Model
šThis is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 197mm, width: 84mm, height: 67mm (includes antennae). šThe sleek, aerodynamic form of the C9 is captured in style, complete with a detailed rendering of the V8 twin turbo engine. šA plethora of photo-etched parts is included to add even more detail with radiator and intercooler cores, seatbelt buckles, fender louver covers and more. šCartograft decals are included for a choice of cars 61, 62 and 63. šMasking stickers will help protect window sections during the paint job. šFront wheels are steerable. šFeatures a recreation of the horizontally mounted radiator contained in the nose section. šBulkhead-rear intercooler and innovative rear suspension with dampers housed in the subframe are accurately depicted. šDetailed interior has depictions of bucket seat, dummy seat, fire extinguisher, instrumentation and more. šSynthetic rubber slick tires add a realistic finish.


šThe smooth, streamlined form of this mejestic C car is expertly captured in 1/24 scale by this assembly kit.

šA detailed depiction of the 4,973cc V8 engine is a highlight, and is covered by a removable cowl piece.

šStainless steel antennae on the roof add yet another layer of detail to this remarkable model.

šThe underside of the model captures the flat underpanel and distinctive diffuser shape.

šPhoto-etched parts add plenty of fine detail: radiator core, seatbelt components and more.

šCartograf decals recreate the markings, and are joined by tire decals and seatbelt stickers.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/24 Sauber-Mercedes C9

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-70 Gloss aluminum LP-1 Black LP-2 White
LP-3 Flat black LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black
LP-8 Pure yellow LP-11 Silver LP-27 German gray
LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-52 Clear red LP-53 Clear orange
LP-61 Metallic gray LP-62 Titanium gold LP-63 Titanium silver

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black X-2 White X-6 Orange
X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
X-18 Semi gloss black X-19 Smoke X-22 Clear
X-26 Clear orange X-27 Clear red X-31 Titanium gold
XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white XF-4 Yellow green
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-18 Medium blue XF-19 Sky grey
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-63 German grey ---

šUseful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

šPrecision cementing
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)

šFor a professional finish on metal parts
Item 87204 Metal Primer (40ml Bottle)

šBodywork to die for
Item 87036 Tamiya Modeling Wax with Applicator
Item 87068 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Coarse)
Item 87069 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Fine)
Item 87070 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Finish)
Item 87090 Tamiya Compound Applicator (3 Color Set)
Item 87151 Gloss Coating Varnish

šPresent your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is current as of April 6, 2021. Specifications are subject to change without notice.