Mille Miglia (16 to 19 May 2013) is one of the highlights in the calendar of classic car enthusiasts the world over.
Alongside many other vintage models, Mercedes-Benz Classic will once again be at the starting line this year with the legendary 300 SLR and will also be publishing current videos of the event online. [...]
Two models from the Mercedes-Benz stable secured impressive victories in their vehicle classes in the inaugural Auto Trophy Classic.
Readers of specialist magazine Auto Zeitung Classic Cars voted the Mercedes-Benz 600 and the 123-series T-Model estate the winners in their respective categories by a clear margin. “Classic cars and modern classics from Mercedes-Benz are among [...]
Mercedes-Benz Classic and the brand clubs officially recognised in Germany are putting the fascinating history of the S-Class on centre stage during their joint appearance at Retro Classics 2013 in Stuttgart.
The internationally renowned trade show for classic cars and motorised vehicle culture will be taking place this year at the Stuttgart Trade Fair from [...]
On the 127th birthday of the automobile, the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) has introduced important guidelines for owners of historical vehicles. The Turin Charter, presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, provides guidance on questions of authenticity.
“As the inventor of the automobile, our company is in an excellent position”, said Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz [...]
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California just took delivery of a particularly interesting piece of automotive history: a 300 SL that, by the looks of it, has spent quite some time sitting in a garage and that is now about to be restored.
This 300 SL is owned by a 93-year old gentleman from Newport [...]
The distilled essence of fascination in one gleaming silver wind-up toy car: the 300 SL racing car, first produced in 1953 as a tiny model, is a mere twelve centimetres long. But this provides more than enough space on which to project the extraordinary reputation that surrounds the original.
The Dux brand toy car, manufactured [...]
The Mercedes‑Benz Classic magazine turns ten years old. Following its launch in December 2002, the magazine successfully established itself as a journalistic defining medium in the classic car segment and since then has been setting standards for all enthusiasts of Mercedes‑Benz historic vehicles.
To mark its anniversary, the Mercedes‑Benz Classic magazine has been revised comprehensively by [...]
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart is bringing to life the Mille Miglia, the legendary Italian 1,000-mile road race.
The special exhibition, “Mille Miglia – Passion and Rivalry”, which will run from 10 October 2012 to 6 January 2013, presents fascinating racing sports cars from Mercedes-Benz and competitor vehicles built by prestigious Italian manufacturers. A total [...]
A Mercedes-Benz Saoutchik S Type has won this year’s Best of Show title at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, whose ‘torpedo’ bodywork with low windscreen was designed by French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik, captured the hearts of the judges, who named it the finest vehicle on display at the prestigious event.
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives [...]
A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is set for Pebble Beach Automotive Week with three 1952 W194 vehicles among a mix of vintage and new vehicles bearing the three-pointed star that express the marque’s breadth and depth of fascinating design and innovation.
The legendary SL, over the past six decades, continues to be one of most [...]
The SL designation inspires passion in automotive enthusiasts the world over. For six decades, it has been synonymous with sportiness and sensational looks.
What began in 1952 with the 300 SL racing car (W 194) and went on to acquire iconic status in the years to follow continues with the latest Mercedes-Benz SL (R 231) [...]
Mercedes-Benz Classic will fly its colours at this year’s Schloss Dyck Classic Days from 3 to 5 August 2012 with an exquisite selection of historic vehicles. On exhibit at the event surrounding the moated castle in Jüchen in the Rhine district of Neuss will be a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, a Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye, a [...]
New cars are constant objects of study in the wind tunnel. They are subjected to tests in order to optimise them in different ways – for example, to reduce fuel consumption, but also to improve wind noise or splash water flow.
Historical vehicles, on the other hand, are seldom indeed guests in the wind tunnel, for [...]
From 8 to 10 June 2012, Mercedes-Benz Classic will put on a fascinating show in the ADAC Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring.
Legendary cars from various motorsport eras and world-famous Mercedes-Benz racing drivers recall the brand’s close connection with the history of Germany’s most traditional motorsport event, which dates back to 1922. The close collaboration with [...]
The history of Mercedes-Benz is rife with vehicles which have captivated and enticed enthusiasts and continue to do so to this day. This is particularly true of the legendary supercharged sports cars of types S, SS (W 06) and SSK (W 06 II) from the late 1920s and the early 1930s. These are amongst the [...]
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Mercedes-Benz enjoyed much success in international endurance races and rallies. The period at the start of the 1960s was shaped above all by the 220 SE and 300 SE “fintail” saloons with six-cylinder engines.
To commemorate the motorsport successes of the period and to keep the tradition of the [...]« Previous