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Old 26th March 2011, 07:29   #1
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If you are like me, one who is not impressed by the current stable of Mercedes, then this place is for you. This is the Mercedes Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California.

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So you think the latest SLS AMG is impressive? No matter how fast, modern and comfortable the SLS AMG may be, it doesn’t match up to the sense of timelessness of this:


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Old 26th March 2011, 09:03   #2
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Today’s tagline is “The Best or Nothing”, but these cars were built when Mercedes tagline was “Engineered Like No Other Car in the World”.
I will let the pictures do the talking. And apologies for the cell phone pictures.

For more information to our enthusiasts: Mercedes-Benz - Home of C, E, S, CLS, CL, SLK, SL, R, GLK, M, GL, G Class - Heritage - Classic Center

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Old 26th March 2011, 09:57   #3
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And a few more.


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Old 26th March 2011, 18:37   #4
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What a magnificent collection of the magnificent breed
of Cars! thanks so much for sharing.
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Old 26th March 2011, 18:41   #5
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Fabulous pictures . I am one of those old school Mercedes fans and these pictures are nothing short of drool for me. I didnt know such a place existed. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Made my Saturday evening for sure.
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neerajdan thanks for the pictures. A splendid museum with a splendid collection. Viewing really soothes the eyes.
The cars look very classy and visit/s is / are a must for all automobile lovers who visit that part of the world!
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Neerajdan,

Superb pictures too many Mrecs at one Place. Wow, 300SL Gullwing is just awesome.
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That Merc 150 roadster is something i have never seen before,very unique bodywork.

Fantastic silver pagoda!

Somebody lock me in there and throw away the keys!


EDIT: Somehow that silver mercedes pagoda did not look correct,so i did some seaching,and i think this is no ordinary 280SL pagoda.Its a special one off by pininfarina,it has a very different side and rear 3 quarters.The only one of its kind in thw world.

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Thank you everybody. This is THE place for the classic Mercedes fan.

This actually isn't a museum, its a full fledged restoration center. They have a great workshop behind and they also source all the parts for people restoring their Mercedes cars.

And avishkar, thank you for the information. I didnt know that fact and they hadnt put any info near the car either.

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This had dark leather interiors (similar to today's BMWs) and the contrast with the shiny black exterior really looked classic.

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This isnt a classic but an interesting car nonetheless.

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Absolutely droolworthy. One of the reasons why we picked up a w115.
I just wish i had more time to maintain her better. This definately motivates me to do so.
Also great idea to post the vehicle stats along with photos of the car. Thanks. Thoroughly enjoyed the pics. Am in Nostalgic bliss right now. Real marvels these. There is that special something in this breed of mercs which is lacking in the newer generation.
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Today’s tagline is “The Best or Nothing”, but these cars were built when Mercedes tagline was “Engineered Like No Other Car in the World”.
I will let the pictures do the talking. And apologies for the cell phone pictures.

For more information to our enthusiasts: Mercedes-Benz - Home of C, E, S, CLS, CL, SLK, SL, R, GLK, M, GL, G Class - Heritage - Classic Center










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How glad I am to see a Ponton 180a, exactly the same model as mine in the Museum.
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That Merc 150 roadster is something i have never seen before,very unique bodywork.
The Merc 150 roadster is indeed a rare vehicle. Last year Classic & Sports Car magazine did a fantastic article on the car, using this particular vehicle as the model. I'm uploading scan of the article for everybody's benefit. Does make a good read.

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EDIT: Somehow that silver mercedes pagoda did not look correct,so i did some seaching,and i think this is no ordinary 280SL pagoda.Its a special one off by pininfarina,it has a very different side and rear 3 quarters.The only one of its kind in thw world.
Good R&D. I do have some literature on this particular car, lemme dig my archives further and find them out for you.
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Serious eye candy. I would give an arm and a leg for some of those featured. Sigh..
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Has the thought ever struck anyone that the Mercedes Benz Classic center in California has a far better disply of classic cars than Stuttgart? Here they are lacking in vintage cars, but postwar they are miles ahead. Should it be like that? When I visited the Museum in Stuttgart I was very disappointed.

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