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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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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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1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Wins a Concours d’Elegance Award

The Concours d’Elegance is a French phrase meaning “competition of elegance”. It is an annual gathering of prestigious vehicles, which is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century France wherein nobles parade their prestigious horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. But the age of automobiles has replaced the carts to elegant motorized vehicles. In the most recent Concours d’Elegance at Arizona Biltmore, the 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was able to bag the award as the best post-war Mercedes-Benz. Based on the photo released by Mercedes-Benz USA through Google+, the car definitely looks like a winner. It sports a glossy sky blue paint and specially-designed wheels with… Continue Reading »

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Saoutchik-designed Mercedes-Benz S Type Takes Pebble Beach Best of Show Plum

A 1928 Mercedes-Benz S Type designed by famed coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik took home the Best of Show award at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. You kind of expect top-tier automakers like Merc to keep winning these awards, but once you realize that this is the seventh time the company fielded a car that won the Best of Show plum, then you’ll realize just how consistently good Merc is. Saoutchik received the S Type chassis on August 2, 1928 and delivered it to New York’s Charles Levine sometime around December of that same year. The current owners, Paul and Judy Andrews out of Texas, had the vintage car restored first… Continue Reading »

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1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Fetches $11.77M in Auction

While previously considered as a potentially record-setting vintage car, the rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster owned by Prussian baroness Gisela von Krieger and her family still managed to snag a pretty sum. The vehicle’s final number at the Pebble Beach auction was $11.77 million. Gooding & Co. expected the vehicle to shatter the world record for a vehicle’s auction price, with the same auctioneer setting that figure—a cool $16.4 million—with the sale of a 1957 Testarossa last year. Those expectations are based on the rarity of this vintage Mercedes-Benz model, not to mention the fact that this Special Roadster was owned only by a couple of von Krieger nobility…. Continue Reading »

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