So you want to assemble a Pocher Classic model kit. ... Are you sure? Are you out of your mind? Have you lost your senses? Do you really know what you're getting into? Pocher Classic model cars don't just go together. The parts often don't fit properly, many are badly moulded, some may be bent, and some are just plain badly engineered. Most of your time will be spent cutting, filing and test fitting - not in final assembly. There will be times when you'll be asking whether these parts are really supposed to go together (they are). There will be times when you'll wonder whether you're applying too much pressure to fit these parts together (you are). There will be times when you're not sure whether a structural sub-assembly is strong or secure enough (it's not). Many times, you'll find yourself cutting off bumps and tabs that look seemingly purposeful (they aren't). At other times, you'll find yourself drilling out holes that seem way too small (drill away). And you'll question your confidence when you find yourself re-engineering sub-assemblies that don't seem to go together acceptably well otherwise (heavy sigh).
Years ago, when I began Pochering, I chose the Bugatti because it was by far the most beautiful of the bunch, with its fender flares and paint job. I also wanted a hardtop with roll-up windows. Fortunately, when I scouted all of the local hobby shops, I came across two brochures that showed me what was available, and a supplier that had them all in stock (in 1991, the Classic line ended at K86). I decided against the Rolls-Royce chassis because it just didn't look right as a coupe, and the sedan was probably not a good first choice as it had the most parts. The Mercedes styling didn't do a thing for me, and the Alfa looked incredibly plain.
This time around, remembering how frustrated I got building the Bugatti, and fearing that I might give up at some point, I wanted to minimize my investment in money and time by getting the least expensive kit in the line. This lead to the "Mercedes-Benz 540K True Roadster" (K91) which, in fact, turned out to be a 500K Spezial Roadster. All of the Pocher Mercedes chassis are 500Ks, not 540Ks, and an actual example of this car is owned by the Imperial Palace automotive museum in Las Vegas.