It’s a limited edition Hot Wheels model of IWC Racing’s 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing – a car we are used to seeing at Goodwood driven with gusto by David Coulthard – when its wheels really could be said to be on fire. For the Moss Trophy at 78MM, behind the wheel was Austrian driver Laura Kraihamer.
Watch and model car come together (in a smart metal toolbox) to make what is called the IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works collectors’ set. There will be 50 of them and the first is being auctioned by Bonhams which believes it could make as much as £50,000 – all of it for charity – when the online hammer drops on 22nd October. The other 49 sets are available to buy at £9,350 each.
For that you get one of IWC’s most exclusive watches – a special version of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition – and among the most exclusive models that Hot Wheels has ever produced. Each of the 50 are made in Hot Wheels’ prototyping workshop. It’s said to be the most detailed Hot Wheels model ever, with its opening gullwing doors, interior with bucket seats, roll cage and red sill trims.