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Reasons Why You Should Own a Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe

If you are looking for an investment and you happened to be a car fanatic, you should get the next best thing in Mercedes-Benz today. We are not talking here of the latest S-Class or anything in the existing lineup of the three-pointed star brand because the car that will give the most value for your money is the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe according to Bloomberg. Here are the reasons why it would make a good investment: The Make First, the styling of the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe came from the mind of the renowned Mercedes-Benz head of design Paul Bracq in 1969. Bracq held the position in the company from the… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Selling a Classic 1970 Mercedes 280 SE Convertible

Brabus is really one of the best when it comes to tuning new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It also has a magic touch in terms of restoring the classic cars of the brand. Recently, it advertised for sale a very elegant 1970 Mercedes 280 SE Convertible. The car can be found on sale in the official website of the tuner. The price tag is a staggering 495,000 Euros. However, looking at the specs of the auto would tell that it is worth all that money. The popular Mercedes tuning firm was able to restore the car to perfection as it retained all its exterior and interior features, as well as its original engine. The same… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Introduces C-Class Precursor 30 Years Ago

30 years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new class of car that broke the image that the company only made midsize and large luxury cars. Known as the W201, the Baby Benz was the first of the compact cars that are now an important niche for the German automaker. The 190  Baby Benz model scored well in terms of its high degree of passive safety and modern suspension technology, good aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight design, traits that customers expected from any car that bore the Mercedes brand.. Among other features, Mercedes-Benz specifically developed and patented an independent multilink rear suspension for the 190, in which each rear wheel was supported by… Continue Reading »

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Singer Sheryl Crow Auctions Her ’65 SL For Charity

Another personality with a classic Mercedes is once again in the news, but not because it was stolen. Singer Sheryl Crow recently put her 1965 Mercedes SL up for auction, with the intention of donating the proceeds to charity. In this case, it was for the tornado-hit schools in Joplin, Missouri, where an estimated $150 million in damages were incurred. At the auction where the ‘65 Mercedes SL changed owners, an anonymous couple brought the price of the classic car up to $130,000.  This couple also donated another $130,000 for the charitable cause. Together with her Mercedes SL, Crow also donated one of her guitars, a Gibson, which also went… Continue Reading »

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Rare 1955 300 SLR Graces Portland Art Museum Exhibit

Starting now until September 2011, US-based enthusiasts will get to see 16 of the rarest cars produced from the 1930s to the mid 60s. Holding court at the Portland Art Museum will be Mercedes’ 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster and the very rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, as only three were ever built. The 1955 300 SLR is one of the most iconic sports racing cars ever built and is widely accepted as being one of the most beautiful. Winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia race, the SLR featured a body fabricated from magnesium sheets and was powered by an 8-cylinder powerplant from a Grand Prix race car. This particular… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz at the 2011 Concours D’Elegance at Amelia Island

The Concours D’Elegance was held at Amelia Island over the weekend, with a collection of the finest classic and new cars in the US. Here is a gallery of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were featured, as the brand has celebrated the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile. Some of the more notable vehicles where of course the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen that marked the invention of the automobile in addition to Carl Benz’s patent issued 125 years ago. Also showcased was the 1908 Grand Prix Car, featuring an innovative four-cylinder engine that could generate 120 horsepower, and which has won the French Grand Prix on July 7, 1908…. Continue Reading »

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