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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 / 2 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.

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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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This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

This is the Grandfather of Every German Sports Sedan

By Doug DeMuro / 3 Apr 2014
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Ask any owner of a modern high-performance luxury sedan–a BMW M5, a Mercedes E63 AMG–what the grandfather of the high-performance luxury sedan is, and you’re sure to get the same answer: cars don’t have grandfathers. That’s because M5 and E63 owners can’t be bothered with frivolous things like riddles and hypothetical questions. They’re too busy talking on their phone at stoplights.

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The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Mar 2014
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Mr. Jack Vettriano is a self-taught artist from Fife, Scotland inspired by a love of women, their style and the courtship of love and romance. In contrast to many automotive artists, Jack is known more for his non-automotive art. Still, he is a true Petrolisti and finds cars the perfect way to set a narrative in his work.

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This Mint '64 Mercedes-Benz has done 500 Miles Per Year

This Mint '64 Mercedes-Benz has done 500 Miles Per Year

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Mar 2014

It's equipped with a four-speed manual, something rather uncommon on American versions. And with only 4,752 US-spec 230 SLs produced, it’s somewhat of a rarity too. All this, plus “you can buy this beauty with total confidence to be a daily driver or just to drive for pleasure and cruises.”

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Mercedes-Benz 280SE Reflects Appreciation for German Engineering

Mercedes-Benz 280SE Reflects Appreciation for German Engineering

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Feb 2014
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Mr. Rui Vieira Esteves is an entrepreneur and co-founder of an international craft-brewing company. His former (yes, former; more on that in the article) daily driver reflects the artisanal nature of his business - small batch bavarian brewing coupled with precise German engineering seem to go hand in hand, a celebration of Old World aesthetics and processes.

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Mercedes-Benz Mechanic Preserves History in Arizona

Mercedes-Benz Mechanic Preserves History in Arizona

By Brett Evans / 9 Jan 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

It’s the W108 S-Class in Keith’s collection that’s a truly special beast. Twenty years ago, Keith restored the car for a friend, going over every component: stripping, repainting, re-upholstering, refinishing wood trim, replating chrome, upgrading and rebuilding the suspension and balancing, blueprinting and polishing the engine. Eventually, Keith bought the car back.