Mercedes-Benz

Former Petersen Museum Car: 1965 Mercedes 600 SWB

When it comes to cars that require seemingly endless sacrifice (and bank accounts), the Mercedes 600 stands alone. This is the short wheelbase model, and it’s led an interesting life: it previously resided in the Petersen Museum collection, before… more»

Owned Since ’68: 1957 Mercedes 190SL

Top-shelf 190s still do well at auctions, commanding far more than they did a decade ago, but the market has softened enough that subpar projects fail to garner much excitement. This 1957 model is a case of the former,… more»

1,000-Mile Theft Recovery: 1992 Mercedes 500SL

Sure, we get to see super low mileage survivors on occasion, no doubt helped by a fanatical owner who kept the miles low and the car isolated in a garage. But occasionally, a survivor pops up that didn’t live… more»

1980 Mercedes-Benz Carat Duchatelet Cullinan!

In the 1980s, there was a wide selection of unique customization options for vehicles, especially large-scale companies that specialized in putting brand new cars under the knife. One such coachbuilder was Belgium’s Carat Duchatelet, who outfitted this 1980 Mercedes-Benz… more»

Road Trip Ready! 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Normally, a W123 with 247,000 miles on it and minimal rust is not a huge deal. In this case, though, there’s a story behind it – a Bachelor-Party-thousand-mile-road-trip story. The kind of story many gearheads dream of.  You can… more»

German Ground-Breaker: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220S Sedan

While many people immediately think of Volvo when considering vehicle safety innovations, Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of safety design, and the W111 series, which included cars like our feature 220S, are perfect examples of this philosophy…. more»

Three Little Letters: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG

The name AMG has become synonymous with performance variants of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Originally an independent tuning house, in 1999 Mercedes bought a controlling interest in the company, before assuming complete ownership in 2005. AMG has produced an enormous… more»

Euro-Spec Survivor: 1987 Mercedes 560SL

Do you ever have a certain type of car seemingly always in your potential project car orbit? That’s how I feel about R107 Mercedes-Benz cars, as I’ve come across more than a few of them over the years that… more»

Cosworth Survivor: 1986 Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V

The other day, I patted myself on the back by noting that a fairly tatty Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 like my recent junkyard rescue of the same car was listed for over $8K on eBay. Well, today we look at… more»

Cosmetically Challenged: 1986 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16

Here’s the good news: most of the Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 Cosworths I see are selling for the upper teens and well into the $20K range for cars with few needs. The only disappointing aspect of checking out eye candy… more»

28,000 Original Miles: 1989 Mercedes 560SL

With Amelia Island making its annual showing this week in Florida, I’m certain there will be more than a few hyper-low mileage Mercedes-Benz R107s making the auction rounds. These have literally been hobby/collector cars for years, and what always… more»

Luxury Survivor: 1987 Mercedes 560SEL Limousine

It’s of little surprise to see this Mercedes-Benz 560SEL limousine listed in Southampton, New York, one of the toniest towns on Long Island. The long-wheelbase sedan has catered to some high-end executive ownership in its time on the road… more»

Junkyard Cosworth Update: Missing Link Found!

When I last reported on the progress being made on my junkyard find 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth, there was a fairly big item on my list of missing components that was stripped out by the junkyard I bought… more»

No Reserve: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has consistently produced gorgeous coupe models throughout time – there’s no denying that – but its larger coupe designs tend to be the most elegant. This 1970 280SE Coupe proves that point rather well, and it’s available here… more»

Rare In Red: 1985 Mercedes 300D

It’s hard to beat a W123-chassis Mercedes-Benz sedans and wagons for an entry-level classic car. There’s literally thousands of them still on the road, making parts snagging a snap and free advice from enthusiast networks a breeze to find…. more»

49k-Mile Survivor: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD

Wow, this thing is one of the nicest examples of a car that couldn’t get out of its own way that I have ever seen. This 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD, (W123 chassis) was an executive estate wagon with naturally aspirated… more»