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Mercedes-Benz to Showcase 5 Cars in Retro Classics 2016

When the modern car was invented by Karl Benz, it was all about open top driving. In the upcoming Retro Classics 2016 held on March 17 to 20 in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz will feature five of its best convertibles from its classic and latest collection. Here are the cars that will be highlighted in the event according to Daimler: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Car (W194, Released in 1952) This sports and racing car possesses an inline-six engine with a displacement of 2996 cc. The car is capable of producing up to 170 hp with a top speed of 230 km/h. The car was instrumental in giving the Mercedes racing team double wins in… Continue Reading »

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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Sells $9.6M

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, which was put on sale by RM Auctions Sotheby’s a few days ago, was finally sold. The pre-war car with only 10,277 miles in its odometer fetched a whopping $9.9 million price tag last Friday. The cost of the classic car beat the previous record set in Arizona. The said record was held by the same seller for a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM worth $9.6 million, based on WZZM13. Despite the expensive tag, the 1937 Mercedes failed to reach its expected price of $10 million to $13 million. The source also noted that the most expensive car sold at a public auction to date was a… Continue Reading »

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Rare Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster Up For Sale

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster entered the market in January 2009 as a limited edition model of the 722 Edition. Potential buyers now have a chance of owning one of the 150 units produced by the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany since one unit was put up for sale in the Netherlands, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. When the SLR 722 S Roadster was initially offered by Mercedes-Benz, it had a price tag of over $500,000. One unit put up for sale in 2013 had a quoted price of $488,000. This particular model of the 722 S Roadster is expected to fetch at least $450,000. The… Continue Reading »

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1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is For Sale

A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is set to hit the auction block tomorrow (July 18, 2015) at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in an event organized by Auctions America. The 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster is a very rare find. Only 25 units of the auto were made from 1936 to 1940. It was unveiled at the 1936 Paris Motor Show as one of the cars that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the invention of the first automobile by Carl Benz. There’s a major catch in the car which will be offered in the auction block tomorrow though because it was not originally made as a 540K Special Roadster. Based on the auctioneer’s website,… Continue Reading »

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Rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Hits the Auction Block

A very rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster has been confirmed to hit the auction block soon. According to Motor Authority, the race car featured in the picture above will be sold by Bonhams to the highest bidder in one of its events that will be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. The source claimed Bonhams is expecting the car to fetch around $2.2 million to $2.8 million. So what makes it that expensive? The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster is just one of the six units ever produced by the three-pointed star brand. There are at least 20 of these that were released as coupes, but the roofless ones… Continue Reading »

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Mansory Mercedes SLS Roadster Gets Hyperforged Wheels

Recently, Auto Plaza Dank revealed its new project with Hyperforged Wheels Japan, which concerns a Mercedes SLS Roadster that was already tuned by Mansory. The Mansory Mercedes SLS Roadster gets the special HF-CL5 Hyperforged Wheels in anodized black. The wheels are 10.0Jx20-inch Semi Concave in front and 12.0Jx21-inch DeepConcave at the rear. Then, these are wrapped in 275/30/20 tires in front and 325/25/21 tires at the back. Mansory is known for its extreme taste in tuning Mercedes-Benz cars, and sometimes its take on some of the popular models of the brand do not sit well with some customers and automotive reviewers. However, the subject here is one of the cars that the tuner may have… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition

The Formula One team of Mercedes-AMG Petronas truly stood out in the sporting community in the season that just ended after handing rivals a crushing defeat and dominating majority of the races all year. The team not only became a Constructors’ Champion but its driver Lewis Hamilton also won the World Championship. It should be noted that Nico Rosberg trailed just behind his partner in the overall drivers’ rankings and would have put on quite a show in the last race if it weren’t for mechanical issues. To celebrate another major milestone in the German automaker’s history, it launched a limited edition Mercedes SL63 AMG. The new car is called the… Continue Reading »

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