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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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Forty Classic Mercedes Models Will Hit the Auction Block on July

The Mercedes-Benz Museum located in Stuttgart, Germany will house one of the most important auctions in the history of the brand. According to CTV News, the public sale at the 16,500 square meter exhibition space of the luxury brand’s own museum will be held on July 12, 2014. The sales catalog is not yet complete as of the moment, so we have no idea yet about the models which will be up for grabs, other than the 1909 Mercedes. We have no word yet on the overall value of the vehicles set to be auctioned also. What has been established by the source is the number of units to be… Continue Reading »

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The King’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Sells for £80,700

December 6 has come and gone, and so has the auction for the illustrious 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB limo formerly owned and pre-loved by none other than the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The vintage piece of memorabilia was sold for a whopping £80,700 (around $127,350) at the Bonhams automobile auction held in Surrey, UK at Mercedes-Benz World. The highly sought-after vehicle was snagged by a collector from Germany. The powder blue Saloon Limousine was registered to Elvis himself, although he did give it away to one James Leroy Robertson, a friend, after owning the car for a couple of years. The fan club of The King even… Continue Reading »

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The King has left his limo… for auction.

Hey, are you an Elvis fan? It seems the King of Rock and Roll has left not only his legacy by way of his music and his daughter, but one of his most prized possessions as well—a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB limousine—the very car that chauffeured the King himself around his extravagant destinations. Here’s the clincher, guys. The King’s vintage limo is being auctioned. By who? Well, none other than Bonhams, of course. It’ll be up for display at the year-end sale of Important Motor Car and Fine Automobilia. How special is this car? Well, let’s just say that this is one of the few motor cars that were actually… Continue Reading »

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