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Jack Nicholson’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Stands In

Jack Nicholson’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Stands In

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Feb 2015 / 2 Comments Read More

It is superlative, a beacon of quality from the automobile’s darkest days, a car for people with money, real money—old money—a car for oligarchs and oil tycoons, for despots and kings. The King of rock and roll, Elvis himself, owned a 600. Whenever automotive journalists discuss the Grosser, its distinguished list of owners is never far behind...

Fine Seventies Mercedes on Hemmings Now

Fine Seventies Mercedes on Hemmings Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Feb 2015

Only Mercedes-Benz could make the 1970s look so good. While most North American car manufacturers would rather forget the malaise era, Mercedes-Benz steadily grew by offering memorable, well built cars. The company established itself as the leading luxury brand in the world...

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The Mercedes-Benz 280 is a Bulletproof Beauty

The Mercedes-Benz 280 is a Bulletproof Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Feb 2015 / 9 Comments Read More

Bernard Bredehorn's grandparents had a W116 280SE and he fondly remembers the mechanical noises and sensations he experienced while playing in the rear footwells. His experience with his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280S/8 however, was anything but easy going. Each time Bredehorn returned while on school holidays, he had to exhume it from the piles of junk sitting atop the neglected 280 just to work on it...

Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

Classic Mercedes-Benz Is a Star in Poland

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 12 Jan 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

Wojtek says his car elicits strong reactions from people. Classic cars always seem to, and he recounted a story to us from recent memory, where “… During refueling at a gas station a stranger came up…and said, thank you for improving my mood today. It is beautiful." He loves that his 300 can improve someone's day. But moreover, he says he loves the way the 300 makes him feel.

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015

Before they sold twin-turbo twelve-cylinder retractable hardtop convertibles, Germany exported some great convertibles predestined to be today’s classics. The classic German convertible was never intended to set track records but to connect you with the outside in a tasteful driving experience...

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From Tractors to a Classic Mercedes Coupé

From Tractors to a Classic Mercedes Coupé

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Jan 2015
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I grew up driving tractors on a dairy farm, but the first car I drove on a regular basis, after I got my driver's license, was my parent's 1993 Mercedes 220E. It was very rusty, the suspension was worn, the exhaust was held up by a bit of wire and every gear change with the 4-speed automatic had a chance of breaking your back. But driving that car had left quite an impression on me.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

Mercedes-Benz AMG Baby Hammer Is a Dream Fulfilled

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Dec 2014
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In 1993, a few years after my frequent encounters with the Baby Hammer, I became a respiratory therapist and worked the night shift at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. During my down time I always looked at the LA Times automotive section used-car ads and a one liner ad caught my attention: it read "190E 3.2 AMG $18,500". Curiosity overwhelmed me...

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Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2014
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Combining original photography with advanced 3D graphics they brought the legendary Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union—along with other famous brands—back to life. The stories related to the drivers and cars, augmented by the crystal clear images truly revive these lost icons.

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Five German Sports Sedans Available Now for Under $25K

Five German Sports Sedans Available Now for Under $25K

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Oct 2014

Before Germany produced performance sedans, four doors were utilitarian, soulless appliances for transporting more than two people at a time; a disposable machine that announced, “I give up.” Sure, there were Detroit straight-line ponies good for a burnout but never designed to run at Nardo.

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What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

By Sam Webber / 20 Oct 2014
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German manufacturers including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have churned out many of the most notable sporty four-doors, packed with the style and performance you’d expect from the more expensive sports car models of their line ups. By the late ‘80s, a myriad of German sports sedans had been produced and refined, yet some clearly outshined others...

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