Classic Car News and Drives

OWNER'S TIPS & ADVICE: Mercedes-Benz 250 CE

OWNER'S TIPS & ADVICE: Mercedes-Benz 250 CE
When it comes to collecting cars with the iconic three-pointed star on the bonnet, you have quite the back catalogue to pick from. This is a brand...

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz R107 SL & R231 SL

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz R107 SL & R231 SL
Separated by over 30 years, can the R107 500SL’s genteel character hold a candle to the modern (classic?) R231 SL500’s thumping brawn? Words: Wilh...

Stunning Southern Cape Mercedes Collection

Stunning Southern Cape Mercedes Collection
In a few garages in the Southern Cape we uncover a very impressive Mercedes-Benz collection… and a collector with a problem. This collector has a ...

CLASSIC DRIVE: 1950 Mercedes-Benz 170S

CLASSIC DRIVE: 1950 Mercedes-Benz 170S
The gentle pace and easy elegance of this 170S make it the perfect classic from which to enjoy the view on a scenic South African drive. In today’...

Owner's tips & advice: Mercedes-Benz 280 SL "Pagoda"

Owner's tips & advice: Mercedes-Benz 280 SL "Pagoda"
In this new series we chat with local classic car owners about the cars they own, and to share their experiences and advice on the machines they c...

Celebrating 90 years of the W07 "Grand Mercedes"

Celebrating 90 years of the W07 "Grand Mercedes"
With the Mercedes-Benz 770 “Grand Mercedes”, launched 90 years ago in 1930, the brand set a standard for all its ultimate luxury cars to follow. ...

Mercedes-Benz's S124 celebrates 35 years

Mercedes-Benz's S124 celebrates 35 years
A very desirable modern classic these days, the iconic Estate version (T-Modell in German) of the 124 Series Mercedes-Benz made its debut at the F...

Meeting Dolly - The Story of an unplanned classic car ownership experience

Meeting Dolly - The Story of an unplanned classic car ownership experience
Eight years ago, one Tuesday, an unsuspecting mother and daughter set out for what would turn out to be the beginning of a journey to purchase a c...

25 Years of the "unloved" E-Class... but we want an E 50 AMG!

25 Years of the "unloved" E-Class... but we want an E 50 AMG!
 Launched in 1995, the W210 generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class horrified brand traditionalists, but that did not stop it from becoming the be...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 125 years since winning the world's first car race against the clock

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 125 years since winning the world's first car race against the clock
Following its celebration of 125 years of motorsport success last year, Mercedes-Benz has a few more anniversaries to commemorate in 2020 After th...

45 Years of the muscular Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL

45 Years of the muscular Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL
Before there were AMG versions of just about every Mercedes-Benz model, there were some standard-looking sleepers worthy of muscle-car (and iconic...

"Big Wing" 190 E turns 30

"Big Wing" 190 E turns 30
The car with the biggest rear wing since the Ferrari F40, Mercedes-Benz's rare 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, turns 30 this month. We think it's aged ...