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Mercedes-Benz 190E Takes a Mercedes-AMG C63 Engine

The production of the Mercedes-Benz 190E can be traced back to 1982. More than 30 years later, the spotlight over the car seemed to have dimmed until the Frankenstein Benz happened. The Frankenstein Benz is the project of Piper Motorsport that features a Mercedes 190E with the power of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan. The work took five years in the making, which dates back to October 9, 2013. What took them so long? Apparently, putting the drivetrain of the C63 AMG into a 190E is not as easy as it sounds. Piper Motorsport said that the work involves putting the engine, transmission, driveline suspension, brakes, firewall, dash, electronics and floor pan… Continue Reading »

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Porsche Aficionado Magnus Walker Drives The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

It’s not every day you’ll get to see Magnus Walker in a Mercedes-Benz but if he has to drive one, it better be the pristine Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Walker, a Porsche expert and aficionado, drove the 300 SL Gullwing together with his girlfriend Hannah Elliot at the Silvretta Classic Rally this year. Walker, also known as the Urban Outlaw, would normally drive his Porsche 911 in the Rally. Not this year, though. He took the wheel from Daimler themselves and drove the 300 SL Gullwing around the finest Alpine roads of Austria, which he is visiting for the first time. But aside from Austrian roads, Walker also took the… Continue Reading »

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Monte Carlo: Classic Wheels, Classic Games, and a World-Class View

Evoking awe and excitement in car aficionados every year, the Monte Carlo Classic Car Rally is an event unlike anything else in the world. Originating in the year 1911 upon the wishes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, the Monte Carlo Rally was designed to show off driving skills as well as the latest designs and ground-breaking innovations in the automobile industry. The tradition began with drivers from every corner of Europe zipping across the continent to gather in lavish Monaco, and has cemented itself as one of the most anticipated racing events in the world. The Classic Car Rally is a two-day event organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco,… Continue Reading »

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1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster Sells for $6.6M

A restored pre-World War 2 era 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special was just sold for a whopping $6.6 million. The sale happened during an auction in Phoenix, Arizona. According to The Telegraph, the unit sold was believed as the last example of its model before the Second World War broke out. It was reportedly hidden from the Nazis and smuggled out of the former Soviet Union. RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division supervised the sale of the classic Mercedes. The source did not mention the auto’s previous owner as well as the one who got the winning bid to the 540 K Special Roadster. It did claim though that the car is about 17.5 ft… Continue Reading »

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This Mercedes-Benz 240 D is Aging Gracefully

One good thing about the cars of the Mercedes-Benz brand is that it caters to both the old and the young. The unrelenting innovation of the brand allows it to stand out throughout the test of time—from the period when the first automobile was invented up to the present. One man named Mohammed El Bacha shares his personal experience with his Mercedes-Benz 240 D in the video you are about to see below. Based on the website of Mercedes-Benz, he is a taxi driver hailing from Essaouira, Morocco. What is incredible with his classic car is that it is already more than 40 years old. Then it is estimated to… 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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