Mercedes-Benz has released teaser images of what appears to be a stunning 2020 Classic calendar, dubbed "One Year of Classic Dream Cars", featuring 12 stunning shots of its most iconic cars.
Featuring oldies such as the Simplex 40 PS, to relatively modern cars like the iconic 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II (W 201), the calendar costs 29.90 Euros and can now be pre-ordered from the Mercedes-Benz Classic store. As of mid-October the calendar will also be available directly in the Mercedes-Benz Museum shop.
Beautifully lit image of the striking Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial Roadster features in April.
The theme this year is one of "Holy Halls" and the photos were all taken during private visits to the depots of the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection, which holds some 1 000 cars, and in "Legend" rooms of the Museum itself.
A beautiful 230 SL "Pagoda" is captured for the February 2020 calendar page.
Although the vehicles depicted are not necessarily racing cars, they all had an impact on the brand's motorsport history. The Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS (June) represents the brand's first foray into motorsport.
And just as Mercedes-Benz interpreted the sportiness in the genes of the brand during the 1950s, the 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198), the 300 SL Roadster (W 198), the “Uhlenhaut Coupé” (W 196 S) derived from the 300 SLR racing car and the highly elegant 300 S Cabriolet A (W 188) are brought to life in November.
Strong Motorsport undercurrent
The November image features the 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198), the 300 SL Roadster (W 198), the “Uhlenhaut Coupé” (W 196 S) derived from the 300 SLR racing car and the elegant 300 S Cabriolet A (W 188).
This year saw Mercedes-Benz celebrate “125 Years of Motorsport” and one of the months in the 2020 calendar (October) showcases a car that featured lessons learnt in the heat of racing - the CL 55 AMG F1 Limited Edition (C 215). Production of this high-performance coupe was limited to just 55 units, and it was the world’s first production car to feature ceramic brakes, directly derived from the CL 55 AMG Official FIA F1 Safety Car.