Classic Car News and Drives

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 ...

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. ...