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Pre-merger: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC AMG

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Everyone knows the acronym AMG, but many think it’s simply the name of the Mercedes-Benz racing department. Which it is, actually, but not many know that it was born as a real independent company and that it was until the … Continue reading

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Red over grey: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

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There are so many Mercedes 190 SLs to be restored around the world, yet they don’t sell like hot cakes, and certainly not because it’s not a good car. The main reason is, as you can easily imagine, the money: … Continue reading

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Rare item: Judson 190SL Supercharger

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We usually post articles about cars, but sometimes there are items so rare that we must mention them. This is the case of a super rare supercharger designed to be fitted on the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL engines. Not only we’ve … Continue reading

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Arabian german: 1959 Mercedes 190 SL

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This german car is said to be a barn find, stored for any years n a place where someone stole its front grille and some dash parts, however it seems very solid. That’s true that the german steel was not … Continue reading

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Seller submission: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 “Grosser”

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The new year on Classic Virus starts with a seller submission: it’s a Mercedes-Benz 600 W100 series a.k.a. “Grosser”, which was also the favorite car of most dictators of that period. The seller is also a dealer and he says that … Continue reading

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C’était un rendez-vous

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The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30 hrs) in August 1976, accompanied by sounds of a high-revving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris … Continue reading

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Muscles in disguise: 1969 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3

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This Mercedes was, back then, the top notch car that money could buy, if you were looking for a four door car. Indeed it was extremely expensive: it wa sone of the favourite car of the Formula one drivers of the … Continue reading

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No superstition: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Hearse

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Actually hearses are always a good choice as they’re generally used less than a common car and as they often have had a good manteinance: it should be quite embarassing to have mechanical problems during a funeral. This 280 SE, … Continue reading

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Time machine: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

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We’ve seen many Mercedes 190 SL for sale, some were in desperate conditions, some perfectly restored, many good drivers but we’ve never seen a car like this, in such original and preserved conditions. The seller says that the first and … Continue reading

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Cheap limo: 1975 Mercedes 450 SEL

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This big Benz is said to be a barn find in great overall conditions. The seller says also that in the last year he replaced cap and rotor, waterpump, radiator, hoses, center-bearing, headlamps, and a thorough flush of the oil, trans, … Continue reading

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