Category: Mercedes

A Beautiful Farewell to Fins – 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5

Sold – $89,500 (plus fees) While the overall design of a car can typically mature beyond ten production years without becoming too outdated, styling requires a far more delicate and deliberate approach. When Mercedes-Benz began exploring the replacement of their Ponton sedans in the mid-fifties, the style of tailfins was still chic. A bit behind…

The Durable Diesel – 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo

Sold – $8,200 (plus fees) It was a common practice among all German manufacturers before the millennium to over-engineer vehicle equipment. Nearly every marquee from Deutschland has at least one, sometimes several, models that hold a reputation for being capable of seemingly improbable endurance. And seated highly among the foremost prominent of that list would…

Universally Capable – 2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500

Sold – $195,000 (plus fees) Germany’s automotive climate after World War 2 was one of slow recovery and desperation. Materials were scarce to come by, so companies found great difficulty in new car production. Moreover, utility trucks or vehicles that had not been destroyed during the war were now in exceedingly short supply. Mercedes-Benz had…

Super Luxury From the Sixties – 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 on Auction Now!

(If interested please contact) Unbeknownst to Mercedes-Benz in 1963, the release of their new, ultra-exclusive 600 models would ultimately herald the discontinuation of that extreme-level of luxury for the company many years later in 1981. The 600 was introduced to maintain a long-running precedent of meticulous attention to minute details, which to this day is…

Final Year of the Fixed-Roof SL – 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC

Sold – $12,500 (Plus Fees) Designed in 1968 and launched in 1971 to replace the original SL’s W113 platform, the R/C107 chassis took the best aspects of the previous model and adapted them to the seventies. A powerful engine, low-slung ride height, sophisticated styling, and convertible roof were all characteristics chosen from the SL model…

Special Edition SL On Sale Now – 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 US 500 Edition

Sold – $45,069 (Plus Fees) The fourth generation Mercedes SL (R129) was shown with much aplomb to the world in 1989 and not without sound reasoning. The SL was not only a torchbearer to their entire sports car heritage but was now bristling with new technology and mechanical engineering to tackle the nineties. Standard features…

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Now Live – Chauffeur Not Included

Designed by Mercedes to be a high-end luxury vehicle, the reality is that this 600 comes with more equipment than most furnished apartments. Inside the Light Ivory over tan leather boulevard cruiser is a working refrigerator, real wood trim pieces, rear climate control, rear stereo controls, a sunroof, full-power everything, and the original Becker radio…

The Mountain Conquering Mercedes – 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² On Sale Now!

   The Mercedes G-class is renown around the globe for its durability, design, and offroad capabilities. Engineered between the teams of Mercedes-Benz and Steyr-Puch during the 1970s, the goal was to create a strong vehicle for the German and Austrian military, but that could also be sold to foreign countries worldwide. Development began some seven…

Won’t You Buy Me A Mercedes-Benz – 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Quickly realizing the success of the 300SL could be broadened, in 1955 Mercedes-Benz took the 300s delicious recipe and diluted it just the proper amount to create the 190SL. The 300SL (a homologation and homage to the contemporary race car champions) was a tubular framed, luxurious grand tourer that each had an inline-six motor tested…

The Off-Road King Coming Soon to Auction – 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

   Mercedes-Benz established themselves decades ago as a paragon of luxury and technological innovation. However, often it is overlooked – especially in America – that they have considerable competency with off-roading vehicles. Originally designed as a military vehicle, only the Unimog (another military Mercedes) predates the G-class’ 1979 introduction for off-road vehicles. In the 1980s luxurious…