After a successful debut in 2016, Mercedes-Benz will stage three track days this year in Germany for owners of classic Mercedes racing cars. The dates are March 30 at Hockenheim, August 3 at Zolder and September 19 at Oschersleben. Continue reading
Whether you’re looking to do an event such as Arizona’s Copperstate 1000 rally or the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, the Pick of the Day, a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE “Fintail” sedan, might be just the vehicle you need. Continue reading
Every time I see her, Nicole James of our staff asks me if I’m excited about Arizona Car Week. The auctions, concours and social events affiliated with them are all new to an eager 20-something, so I play the old been-there/done-that curmudgeon and usually grumble something about a week of lost sleep. Continue reading
Let’s get this out of the way right up front: The asking price on Pick of the Day for today is $1,995,900. But the car is a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, restored and rebodied by Franz Prahl on a true 500K chassis, according to the seller, a collector car museum and dealer in St. Louis, Missouri.
John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL will be featured in the docket for Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Scottsdale sale, scheduled for January 18, 2017.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of this historic motorcar to our Scottsdale lineup, once the personal property of one of the most influential and celebrated music icons on the planet,” John Kruse of Worldwide said in a news release. Continue reading
Four cars from Italy, England, Germany and the United States make up what Gooding & Company calls its “ultimate sports car wish list,” to be presented during its January auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The cars – a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra – are landmark designs that carry pre-auction estimates ranging into seven figures. Continue reading
Ready to start planning your European vacation for the summer of 2017? If so, Mercedes-Benz has a suggestion: The Carl Benz Tour.
What’s the Carl Benz Tour? It’s a special three-day drive through the German state of Baden-Württemberg designed to take you to places both scenic and linked to milestones in the history of Mercedes-Benz. Continue reading
In the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz was in a period of transition. The cars from the German company were starting to change their focus, and the automaker was working hard to deliver the type of sporting car that buyers in the United States were looking for. Enter the Pagoda roof W113 roadster, the 230SL. Continue reading
Noting that it was 130 years ago that Karl Benz unleashed his Patent-Motorwagen on the world, and that only 60 miles away Gottliet Daimler was working on a self-propelled vehicle, officials of the London to Brigton Veteran Car Run in England plan to showcase pioneering German vehicles November 6 in the world’s longest-running motor event.
Fourteen of the more than 400 cars entered in the rally were produced in Germany, the organizers said in a news release which notes that several of those cars were done by long-forgotten marques including Adler, Delin and Cudell. Continue reading
The Hagerty collector car insurance and valuation company recently released the 31st edition of its closely watched Hagerty Price Guide after a period of ups and downs and mood swings in the classic car market.
Among the results were a number of high-profile cars that have depreciated after several years of climbing in value. Among them, such modern supercars as the Ford GT and the Porsche Carrera GT, as well as vintage favorites such as the Toyota 2000GT and the Ferrari Dino 246 GT. Even some so-called blue-chip collector cars, such as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, softened slightly. Continue reading