Flatbed truck (MB) - azure blue
The cubic semi-trailer classic
This is how you experienced them on Germanys motorways back then: The cubic series of the Mercedes-Benz was given an azure blue coat at the factory and helped elevate tractor-trailer combinations from being the exception in the previous generation to becoming more widespread. The cubic series celebrated its début as early as 1963. Mercedes-Benz later adopted the new cubic cab for their entire range of lorries as functionality was the number one requirement at the time. The design language was dominated by a businesslike and no-nonsense approach, deliberately forgoing the rolling curves of the 1950s. Straight vertical outer panels provided for a hitherto unseen amount of space in the cab. Spacious windows and large windscreen wipers in conjunction with the standard windscreen washer system provided a clear view and gave the vehicle a modern utilitarian look.
Long-haul freight traffic in the 1970s
Upper and lower part of the drivers cab azure blue, black radiator grille with silver ornamental trim and Mercedes-Benz star. Front bumper with fenders black, oxide red chassis with silver fifth wheel plate. Interior olive-brown. Black fenders on the rear, wheels oxide red. Surrounding stripes in cream white. Door handles painted silver, tail lights imprinted red. Hand-painted silver headlamps. Semi-trailer with azure blue flatbed and slate grey tarp. Silver-grey base inserted in the flatbed. Chassis with rear underride protection and support rollers as well as oxide red wheels. Tail lights and triangular reflectors imprinted red.