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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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Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Was All About Engineering

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Was All About Engineering

By Ronald Ahrens / 2 Oct 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

It had hard leather seats, a godawful slab of wood on the dash, and few other amenities. Slightly wider fourteen-inch wheels and a 6.9 emblem on the trunk lid distinguished it from the garden-variety 450SEL. What you were paying for wasn’t flash, it was engineering. And the engineering started under the hood...

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A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014

Commonality and exceptions are everywhere. Although the following vehicles may seem wildly different from one another they are alike in two respects: All of them were produced at least a quarter of a century ago wearing the badges of German manufacturers.

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The Ten Best Classic Cars to Drive Daily

The Ten Best Classic Cars to Drive Daily

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Sep 2014 / 29 Comments Read More

Owning a classic car that you can daily drive isn’t that tough. It’s more a question of willingness to sacrifice a bit of comfort, but reliable classics do exist. Most of the following are cheap and cheerful—they’re fun, but not too expensive with parts readily available. Without further delay, following are your top ten choices for best classic cars to drive every single day...

This Mercedes is a Collectable Cube

This Mercedes is a Collectable Cube

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2014

This boxy Benz looks as if it can traverse any terrain in the world, but it has only covered 34,500 miles. That's due to its 14-year residence in a private vehicle collection. It comes as no surprise that its current owner states, "The bodywork on this G-Wagen is in excellent condition..." 

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Mercedes-Benz 450SEL For Sale Shines Brightly

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL For Sale Shines Brightly

By Petrolicious Productions / 14 Jul 2014

Although "the carpet does show some minor wear and there are a few cracks in the dash," those blemishes haven't dimmed this car's star power. It's been used in film and photo shoots for the past three years. "Upgraded Chrome Wheels," a fresh coat of silver paint, and fog lights help it shine brighter.

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Why the Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda Is Collectable

Why the Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda Is Collectable

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 30 Jun 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.

An aluminum hood, deck lid and door skins saved precious pounds, but the construction of the Pagoda roof that gives the car its nickname is a marvel in itself. It is the work of Mr. Bela Barenyi, who headed Mercedes-Benz pre-development department. While beautiful, airy, and seemingly delicate, it is as solid as the body structure and designed to withstand a load of 1000 kg.

This Classic Benz is Road- and Prize-Worthy

This Classic Benz is Road- and Prize-Worthy

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Jun 2014

This drop-top, one of 2,178 Mercedes 220S Cabriolets built between 1956 and 1959, was driven from Atlanta to Amelia Island for its famous Concours earlier this year. The Mercedes-Benz Club of America declared this 130,050-mile specimen as having the "Best Exterior Paint."

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This Mercedes-Benz Coupé Shows Impeccable Taste

This Mercedes-Benz Coupé Shows Impeccable Taste

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 May 2014

The seller claims “tires are brand-new and still under warranty.” With no dents or dings to speak of (and having experienced no accidents over its lifetime), this Mercedes will show the Joneses that you have impeccable taste and are a person of substance.

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This 1966 Mercedes SL is an Incredibly Original 'Pagoda'

This 1966 Mercedes SL is an Incredibly Original 'Pagoda'

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 May 2014
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Purchased new at Auto Stiegler in Encino, CA, this Papyrus White 230SL continued getting its regular service by the same dealer until November '69. After that it was serviced down the street (Ventura Boulevard) by an independent Mercedes garage until 1974 when the car had about 51,000 miles. Since then it has only been carefully driven another 24,000 miles.

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This Euro-market SL Is a Looker

This Euro-market SL Is a Looker

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Apr 2014

This gray-market example from Germany is a 1985 280 SL (a motor never available in the U.S.) in the hands of its second owner, who has maintained it in Southern California during its American tenure. He claims it is “Mechanically perfect - the car needs absolutely nothing.”

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The Greatest Race Needs Your Help

The Greatest Race Needs Your Help

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014

Mr. Dwight Knowlton has written a new book about Sir Stirling Moss's record-shattering run in the 1955 Mille Miglia, The Greatest Race, which is actually true! It’s the story of Sir Moss and his navigator Mr. Denis Jenkinson in the new Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR–an innovative and purpose-built racing machine.

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