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Hemmels: Building a Reputation for Excellence

One of the most talked about companies on the Mercedes-Benz restoration scene is Hemmels, the Cardiff-based firm with a reputation for producing stunning SL classics, specifically the W113 Pagoda. Benz Insider was granted exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the operation with Iain Wood, Commercial Director. From the outside, Hemmels looks like a real dealership with a showroom featuring two W113 SL 280 Pagodas and a W198 SL300 Roadster. “These are client vehicles.” says Wood. “We’re hoping to build up a selection we can offer, however we’re just keeping up with demand at the moment.” The windows in the showroom treat clients to a glimpse of the workshop where… Continue Reading »

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1903 Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS To Be Highlighted at Concours

Once again, among the highlights of the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017 are classic cars from famous automakers. A restored 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W198) will grace the event. Another is the ultra-rare 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS. According to Daimler, the Mercedes-Simplex was the successor of the first-ever modern automobile made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). The vehicle was produced from 1902 to 1905. The car was heavily based from the Mercedes 35 PS. The Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS was powered by a four-cylinder inline engine. It has a displacement of 6,785 cc. The unit was capable of producing up to 40 hp–as its name implies. Then, its top speed is… Continue Reading »

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Pair of 1950s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Cars Set to Sell for £1.8 Million

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is one of the most iconic cars of the three-pointed star brand. The auto remains as one of the most in demand classic vehicles in auctions. However, most units sold in the market nowadays are restored versions of the car and have been passed from one owner to another. Recently, two 1950s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL cars have been advertised for auction. One is a 1955 Gullwing and the other is a 1957 Roadster. According to UK’s The Sun the autos remain in their unrestored condition. The two have belonged to the same owner since they have been brought brand new. The source said the SLs were originally owned by a… Continue Reading »

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10 Vehicles to be Featured by Mercedes-Benz at Mille Migla

The 2017 Mille Miglia is happening on May 18 to 21. Mercedes-Benz will once again highlight its rich heritage over the years by showcasing ten of its classic vehicles from different eras. Among the notable classic cars from the three-pointed star brand featured in the event are the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL and 1954 Mercedes-Benz 220. In addition to the said cars, five G-Class vehicles will be joining the Mille Miglia Challenge. Another auto that will be making its special appearance in the show is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. The landaulet will represent She’s Mercedes, which is the… Continue Reading »

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A Look Back at the Earliest Mercedes-Benz Model S

We have seen a lot of the Mercedes-AMG cars receive the “S” suffix in their names like the GT S, C63 S, E63 S and CLS 63 S. The said vehicle versions all trace their roots to the classic Mercedes-Benz model S. According to Daimler, the Mercedes-Benz model S (W06) was introduced in 1927. Back then, the car was also known as the “White Elephant”. It was the brand’s first supercharged sports car. The suffix “S” actually stands for “Sport”. From the time the Mercedes-Benz model S came out up to the present, the “model S” units have been the embodiment of luxury matched with sportiness and packed with as many performance enhancers allowed in… Continue Reading »

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Restored Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda at the Concours d’Elegance

Amid the buzz surrounding the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the annual Concours d’Elegance. The event may have flown under the radar of car enthusiasts because of the more prestigious show in the automotive world happening in Switzerland, but for a true classic car lover, the event in Amelia Island at the northeastern part of Florida should not be missed. One of the highlights of the show is the restored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda. Mike Guy provides photos of the luscious 230 SL at The Drive, which you can see in the gallery below: The Pagoda was introduced in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show. The auto may lack the technology of the modern… Continue Reading »

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d Bought for Only $1,500

The 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d limousine is definitely a head-turner. It has that classic and elegant appeal that makes you wish you had one or at least get to ride one, if you are a true car enthusiast. When the car came out in 1961, it retailed around $11,000. During that time, it was worth more than a Rolls-Royce. The Mercedes-Benz 300d limo pictured above was bought at that price by an unnamed U.S. Army captain stationed in Germany 55 years ago. Barry Sohnen purchased the Mercedes-Benz 300d 38 years ago. He only shelled out $1,500 for the auto. The owner stated that the car is his oldest possession to date. However, he noted that he spent… Continue Reading »

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