• The brand’s first luxury class model series to bear the S-Class name
  • Numerous technical innovations have helped to make it the forerunner
  • The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 became the top-of-the-range model in 1975 (more…)

Continue reading about Modern Classics: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class of the 116 series (1972 to 1980)

  • Still attractive and desirable
  • Innovation studies of their day
  • High value retention as modern classics (more…)

Continue reading about Modern classics: the Coupés of the Mercedes-Benz 126 series (1981 to 1991)

  • Classics during their own production period
  • Proven technology from the Saloons and Estates of the series
  • Mercedes-Benz E 36 AMG is the top-of-the-range model (more…)

Continue reading about Modern classics: the Cabriolets of the Mercedes-Benz 124 series (1991 to 1997)

  • Beginnings as a cuckoo’s egg at the Mannheim plant
  • The backbone of truck production during difficult times
  • A precursor to the successful L3250 model (more…)

Continue reading about The L701 – five years building Opel Blitz reproductions in Mannheim

AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Mercedes-Benz, founding sponsor of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, celebrates 15 years of supporting one of the nation’s most innovative vintage car shows featuring over 250 rare classics from seldom-seen private collections nationwide.  The Concours takes place on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island from March 12-14, 2010.



  • A comparatively light-weight,  high-output four-stroke combustion engine
  • Key step on the way to the four-wheeled automobile (more…)

Continue reading about 3 April 1885: Gottlieb Daimler applies for a patent for his “grandfather clock” engine

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