Classic

  • In its time the safest open-top car in the world
  • A milestone in the history of passive safety
  • The automatic roll-over bar deploys in 0.3 seconds in the event of danger of overturning

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  • A reminder of the golden age of hill climbs
  • Jochen Mass presents the Mercedes-Benz SSK
  • Rekindling memories of the historic Salzberg and Rossfeld races in 2013

Stuttgart – in 2013, Mercedes-Benz Classic will be participating in the International Edelweiss Mountain Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden. (more…)

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  • A reaction to new environmental regulations
  • At times models were built specifically for the US market
  • The crowning point was the Mercedes-Benz 560 SL, launched in 1985

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Mercedes-Benz Classic

  • Developed for the 1953 racing season, but did not race after all
  • Petrol direct injection and transmission in transaxle position
  • An intermediate model on the way to the 300 SL (W 198 series) production sports car launched in 1954 (more…)

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  • Exports key for all SL model series
  • Special models produced for numerous foreign markets
  • Vintage Mercedes-Benz sports cars make great investments

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  • Coupés make an unambiguous statement about a lifestyle characterised by beauty and elegance
  • Mercedes-Benz coupés are classics in their own lifetime

Stuttgart – The coupé is an exclusive body form. This was true even in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, when the coupé – presumably so-called because it resembled a four-seater carriage with its front end cut-off (French: “coupé”) – offered two seats in the comfort of the cab with the coachman seated up front in the open box seat. People who chose this mode of travel clearly liked to demonstrate a sense of style and individuality.

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