Would You Buy A Classic Car Directly From Mercedes-Benz?
Photography Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
The ideal classic car owner is probably someone with impeccable taste, who takes meticulous care of vehicles over a long period of time, and who has a habit of severely undervaluing anything that they decide to sell.
Of course, few enthusiasts will ever offer their vehicles for less than they’re worth…but if the vehicle is well-presented and maintained, paying a premium isn’t such a bad thing.
But as automakers seek to rediscover their histories and open up new ways of making money, offering well-preserved vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz collection is the latest business to take flight. Essentially, a small team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany will sell you a used car.
It’s not all high-dollar stuff, either, but with an extensive inspection and the guarantee of a company like Mercedes-Benz, prices aren’t inexpensive. An astral silver 450 SEL 6.9 is listed at €70,000, while a “reconstructed” 630 Kompressor is listed at €850,000.
Some extremely expensive cars don’t have prices listed—like the first CLK-LM built in 1998—but to cut a deal you’ll have to visit the museum anyway. My pick? The €189,000 E60 AMG from 1995, one of only 12 made.
Pricey, sure, but this is a ~380 horsepower Porsche-built and AMG-modified super sedan we’re talking about here. Which of Mercedes-Benz’ classics would you take home?
H/T to jalopnik.com