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A Maharaja’s 1930 Mercedes SS Cabriolet Is Both A Risky And Rewarding Ride

A 1930 Mercedes SS Cabriolet once owned by the last ruling Maharaja of Kashmir was recently taken on a spin, giving us a trip down memory lane. Its latest journey reveals a rich history and a rather unorthodox configuration for a vintage ride. A Glimpse into the past Way back in history, around a hundred years ago, the Mercedes-Benz S, SS, and SSK were the must-haves of affluent personalities like industrialists, Hollywood celebrities, and heads of state. While Rolls-Royce and Packard cars sat on top of the luxury automobile hierarchy of that era, these Mercedes masterpieces offered an appealing alternative for those who wanted a mix of performance in their… Continue Reading »


How To Tell Apart Classic, Antique, And Vintage Mercedes Cars

Mercedes-Benz is a brand that has been around for over a century and has produced some of the most iconic cars in automotive history. Car enthusiasts often use the terms classic, antique, and vintage to describe older Mercedes cars, but what do these terms really mean? Many people interchange the words “vintage”, “antique”, and “classic” when describing old cars. So, let’s take a look at what really qualifies them as such to clarify matters. Vintage Mercedes Cars The simplest and most accepted definition of vintage cars is those produced between 1919 and 1930. The specific condition of the vehicle and modifications do not affect its vintage status in any way…. Continue Reading »


A Rare 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Goes Up For Auction In April

Vintage car enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Gooding & Company auction on April 7, which will feature a range of vehicles from the late collector Mark J. Smith’s estate. One of the most exciting offerings is the unrestored 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Offener Tourenwagen, which is valued in the seven figures and being sold without reserve. One of Only Five Surviving Models The Mercedes 500 K featured at the event is an extremely rare find. It is one of only five surviving examples of its style built on a 500 K chassis. The fact that the car has remained in highly original condition for so many years makes it… Continue Reading »


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 »


1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Sold for Over $1M

A recent auction saw Gooding & Company collect over £8 million from a small collection of vintage high-value cars in the UK. One of the units featured in the European Sporting & Historic Collection sale held in London was a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster alongside Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. The vintage Mercedes car fetched £935,000 ($1,284,710) in the online bidding from January 28 to February 5, 2021. According to the seller, the auto is a very special model because it marks the very last of the 300 SL line. Only 26 units of the Roadster were made in 1962 bearing the 1963 model-year badge. The vehicle… Continue Reading »


Ride Like a Dictator in This $2.6M 1975 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman

The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman is a very rare car as only 304 samples of it were ever made and sold to wealthy personalities worldwide. Considering that the model is already around half-a-century old, only a few of these have remained intact. One of them happens to be on sale at the Auto Leitner in The Netherlands for $2.6 million. The unit seems to be in excellent condition, but it appears to have undergone a resto-mod not so long ago because its interior looks up to date with some modern Maybach elements. The add-ons include a couple of touchscreen displays, additional switches, electric and heated seats, refrigerator, mini-bar, dimmable panoramic roof,… Continue Reading »


The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL by AMG is Beautiful but Blasphemous

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe is such a rarity. Only 1,400 units of the car came out of the assembly line more than half a century ago, and only a few of them survived the test of time. So for true classic car enthusiasts, it is something that is better left untouched. Back in 1997, when AMG was not yet acquired by the former DaimlerChrysler, 11 units of the 300 SL went under its knife for resto-mod. The restoration part for the Gullwings should be fine, but modifying and fitting them with more modern components is utterly blasphemous. There would have been a public outcry over them from… Continue Reading »


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