Classic Car News and Drives

CLASSIC DRIVE: Pagoda vs Mechatronik Pagoda

CLASSIC DRIVE: Pagoda vs Mechatronik Pagoda
We go for a cruise in two stunning Pagodas, both which left the factory in 1969. However, one of them is rather different today compared with what...

Classic Drive: Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100) "Grosser"

Classic Drive: Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100) "Grosser"
The 600 Grosser has an umbilical attachment to supreme luxury, film stars and state leaders. We sample a perfect example of this luxury limousine ...

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz 190SL

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz 190SL
We go for a drive in one of the most timelessly elegant roadsters of all time, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Words: Wilhelm Lutjeharms Pictures: Charle...

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes' classic V8 super-sedans

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes' classic V8 super-sedans
When it comes to performance saloons, Mercedes-Benz has a rich and illustrious history – we drive three V8 powered SELs from one very special col...

DRIVING THE CLASSIFIEDS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz (W140) S500

DRIVING THE CLASSIFIEDS: 1994 Mercedes-Benz (W140) S500
The W140-generation of Mercedes-Benz's venerable S-Class had a troubled birth and initial market response was lukewarm, but increasingly the "Cath...

COLLECTION: Mercedes-Benz obsession on display

COLLECTION: Mercedes-Benz obsession on display
Outside Cape Town in the northern suburbs resides a collector who has a sincere Mercedes-Benz obsession. We pay Brendan Moran a visit. Words and p...

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz W123 280E racer

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz W123 280E racer
A W123-generation Mercedes-Benz might not seem like a born racer, but this 280E and its hands-on owner were keen to prove otherwise. Words: Wilhel...

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz 220S "Ponton"

CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz 220S "Ponton"
This wonderfully original 220S is a good reminder that some cars are just better than others. Words: Wilhelm LutjeharmsImages: Danie Nel World War...

INTERVIEW: Frank Knothe on 40 years developing the Mercedes SL

INTERVIEW: Frank Knothe on 40 years developing the Mercedes SL
The new Mercedes-Benz SL has just been unveiled and recently we looked back at the R107 SL range celebrating its 50th anniversary. We chatted to o...

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 ...