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Aktion P: The Survival of a Mercedes-Benz from WWII

The discovery of the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Aktion P (chassis # 408377) from WWII is straight out of Indiana Jones lore. A mere 419 samples of the 540K chassis were built by Daimler AG (Now called the Mercedes-Benz Group AG), and only 20 of those were Aktion P models with all but one having been lost to history. Some consider the 540K a masterpiece of the coachbuilder and the high point of Mercedes-Benz’s own ‘Special Vehicle Production Unit’. Mercedes-Benz 540K cars are held in esteemed collections as centerpieces and rarely come to market. Whenever they do come up for auction, they are unlikely to have led as mysterious a life… Continue Reading »


Hemmels 280 SL Featured at Mercedes-Benz World

CARDIFF, WALES, UK, January 23, 2019 – Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed its first Hemmels motorcar for display at its facility in Weybridge, UK. The motorcar, a 1968 280 SL “Pagoda” is prominently featured in the main reception area. The restoration was commissioned by British racing car driver Paul Rees who chose to finish the car in its original Horizon Blue paint colour with a new Navy Blue leather interior. Estimated at a value of £285,000, the restoration was completed at Hemmels’ bespoke facility in Cardiff, commencing in late 2016 and taking over 4,000 labour hours. “Mercedes-Benz World has a fantastic display of classic and rare along with interactive exhibits and driving… Continue Reading »


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