Mercedes-Benz markets classics
Stuttgart museum to offer classic Mercedes for sale
MERCEDES BENZ Classic is offering the chance to buy manufacturer-approved classics. The company’s heritage operation, based at the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart, has set up the ‘All Time Stars’ programme to take the risk out of buying a classic Mercedes-Benz. Each car is put through a 160-point inspection by Mercedes, which promises to ‘extend the brand’s extensive quality commitment’.
Three different levels of car will be offered. At the top of the scale is the Premium Edition, which gets you a car in the best possible condition, with minimal mileage and restored to perfection by Mercedes-Benz Classic. The Collector’s Edition cars are similarly well-presented, although the mileages may be a little higher, with some of the car’s original patina showing through. The third level, Driver’s Edition, will offer slightly more usable modern classic cars of excellent mechanical condition, with higher mileages, and some wear and tear.
Each car comes with detailed history records and a full report on any modifications carried out, as well as any defects or blemishes.
Early highlights offered included an extremely rare W124 E60 AMG (now sold), a fully overhauled 450SEL 6.9 for €70,000, and a 1929 630 Kompressor, on offer for €850,000 at time of writing. Perhaps the most exciting is the 1998 CLK Le Mans racer. Although never raced, it did take part in pre-qualifying at Le Mans.
For further details, visit the website at www.alltime-stars.com.