‘All Time Stars’: modern classics and vintage greats from Mercedes-Benz
Again available: rear-axle ratios for the 300 SL
The bevel gears and crown wheels of all rear-axle ratios for the 300 SL (W 198) are again available as genuine spare parts.
Thanks to a costly reproduction process, Mercedes-Benz Classic is now able once again to offer some gear ratios that have not been available for several decades. (more…)
Mercedes-Benz Classic in Fellbach is the port of call for friends and owners of classic cars of the Daimler, Benz, Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz from all over the world.
Glorious year 1955: Silver Arrows win a spate of victories
60 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows were practically unbeatable throughout the entire racing season – in all the major classes of international motor sport: in 1955, the Stuttgart racing team with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the W 196 R won the Formula 1 world championship for the second time running and achieved a triumph in the sports car world championship with the 300 SLR (W 196 S), while Werner Engel became European touring car champion in the 300 SL (W 198) production sports car.
Major national titles were also won, for example victory in Class D of the US sports car championship. (more…)
Nerve-jangling final race: the 1955 Targa Florio
The Targa Florio was the decisive contest in the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. Under tremendous pressure to succeed in this, the final race of the season, Mercedes-Benz finished first and second with the 300 SLR, just enough to win the World Championship.
French lifestyle and exquisite automobiles – such is the recipe for the success of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, which will take place for the second time on 5 and 6 September 2015.
Mercedes-Benz France and Mercedes-Benz Classic are sponsors of the event.