Many famous Mercedes-Benz cars from yesteryear were on display at this year’s Classic Motor Show (14 to 16 November), the biggest event of its kind in the country.
Vehicles owned by members of The Mercedes-Benz Club formed part of the spectacular array of classic cars on show.
The club’s stand at the NEC in Birmingham featured both Gullwing and roadster versions of the W198 300SL, the first of the SLs from the 1950s. Other cars present included a 1960s 280SL Pagoda, a 1980s 420SL, a 1993 E320 cabriolet and a 2010 SL600.
The stand also housed a graphic display of the marque’s history in motorsport and a ‘big screen’ bringing this and the club’s own history to life.
Founded in 1952, The Mercedes-Benz Club is the oldest Mercedes club in the world and caters for Mercedes-Benz cars of all ages. It has more than 10,000 members and organises a huge range of events including a concours competition and national and international rallies. In addition, the club provides a comprehensive range of technical support for its members, who also benefit from insurance, hotel and travel discounts.
Which present-day Mercedes-Benz cars will be regarded as timeless classics in the future? Maybe the model you own?