Mercedes-Benz Classic Will Now Rent You An SL For Your Next Vacation
Planning a vacation is tough work, as is securing a rental car worthy of being seen in. With plenty of practice under its belt (Bertha Benz was the first person to take a road trip, after all), Mercedes-Benz recently partnered with a classic car tour company so that more people can enjoy a classic SL while on holiday. Its new “Classic Car Travel” isn’t the least expensive way to get from A to B, but surely one of the most stylish.
The company Nostalgic GmbH has been hosting classic car tours for more than 10 years, and you can think of this new program as more of a “guided route” rather than a do-what-you-please service. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but a driving tour is a good way to hit as many great roads in as little time as possible. Initially, ten SLs from two generations, (W113 and R107) will ferry drivers and passengers alike around France and Italy. Meals, accommodation, and an English-speaking guide are included.
Starting in a car you don’t like isn’t an issue, as vehicles will be rotated among participants. Profit, surely, is a consideration, but a starting price of 1,975 € per person doesn’t seem unreasonable for essentially an all-inclusive four-day tour. Driving around Europe has got to be better than beached on a cruise, right?