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2018 CLASSIC MERCEDES BACK ISSUES

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Classic Mercedes Issue 26

News: Hugh Hefner’s 600 revived, and an interesting take on a Pagoda SL
Event: US Summer auctions A round up of the best classics at the Pebble Beach auctions and show
Event: Classic Days Schloss Dyck This big and busy annual meet in Germany is a must for Mercedes fans
My Classic: Drive C111 Mercedes-Benz Classic rolled out its priceless mid-engined coupe for us
Talking Shop: Red Mackinnon ‘Model Register Captains’ are vital to the M-B Club, one of them explains
Icons: R107 SL A single image from the Daimler AG archive that tells an evocative story
COVER STORY: Coupe 280CE we outline the history of this most elegant car, and drive the top model
Saloon 230E: The W123 was a game changer at Mercedes-Benz when launched in 1976
Estate 230TE: Our man spends time driving an S123 that’s in truly stunning condition
Development S123: 123 specialist Mark Cosovich explains how the estate was designed
Timewatch: 1978 – ABS brakes Forty years ago Mercedes-Benz introduced this life-saving technology
My Classic: 220 Cabriolet A Gust Nelson tells us why his lovely 1953 roadster has become so cherished
Looking back: 560SEC The Editor recalls a time when the 126 coupe was much more affordable
Modified classics: C126s Looking at 560SECs ‘enhanced’ in-period by two prominent car tuners
Auction Stars: SLs, 450SEL 6.9, 300 Classic Mercs sold by Gooding & Company, RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams
Mercedes Practical Buyer’s Guide: The C36 AMG is now a modern classic – here’s what to look for if buying
Club News World reports: News of Mercedes-Benz owners’ club events from all around the globe
Classics’ values, specs: We list every Mercedes road car since 1945, with data and buying tips
Lifestyle Customer collection: Mercedes used to allow you to pick up your new car from the factory

Classic Mercedes Issue 25

News: A 300SL Roadster obliterates auction records by selling for £2.8m, and a rock star’s 300SEL 6.3 resurfaces.
Event: San Marino Motor Classic: Reporting on the top classic Mercs seen at this Californian summer show.
Event: Flywheel Festival:
Many classic cars and vintage aircraft were a delightful combination.
My Classic Drive: 190SL: At the wheel of a sweet 190SL over South Africa’s stunning Outeniqua Pass.
Talking Shop: John Khoshrou: An expert explains how to keep your Mercedes’ air-conditioning cool.
Icons: W113 SL ‘Pagoda’: A single image from the Daimler AG archive that tells an evocative story.
COVER STORY: Basics: 190E 2.0: We drive a near pristine 190E and tell the story of Stuttgart’s smallest star.
Six power: 190E 2.6: A super smooth six-cylinder motor makes the W201 the best 190, many say.
Race bred: 190E 2.5-16 Evolution: The discreet saloon took on a new character once fettled for competition.
Timewatch: Classic Center: It’s now a major part of Mercedes – we look back to 1993 to its opening.
My Classic: 300SL Gullwing: Bruce Goldsmith acquired the supercar of his dreams at a keen price.
Buying a classic: 280SE 3.5: Purchasing it in Paris was one thing, getting it home quite another!
Ownership: 220 Ponton: Bought 63 years ago, this Ponton is still with the same Singapore family.
Auction Stars: 280SE, 300SL, 250SL: Classics sold by Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Silverstone Auctions.
Mercedes Practical: E320 Coupe: After a long search, our pillarless coupe connoisseur located this gem.
Mercedes Practical: Buyer’s Guide: The Pagoda is a stunner but take care choosing – here’s what to look for.
Classics’ values, specs: We list every Mercedes road car since 1945, with data and buying tips.
Classic model: W116 S-Class: A keen restorer talks us through the rebuild job – of a vintage model 116.

Classic Mercedes Issue 24

News: A Gullwing sold for charity and Rolling Stones Mercs are up for grabs.
Event: US auctions review: Reporting the headline cars from the Scottsdale and Amelia Island sales.
Event: Techno-Classica, Germany: This vast show in Essen showcases almost every conceivable Benz classic.
My Classic Drive: SEC & W111: Rural Hampshire roads staged this 500SEC vs 280SE 3.5 Coupe shoot-out.
Talking Shop: Charles Ironside: Sourcing the best Mercedes to sell is far from easy – we hear how it’s done.
Icons: 180/190 Ponton: A single image from the Daimler AG archive that tells an evocative story.
Cabriolet Special: Cover Story: 1990s E320: Driving the star that re-introduced the four-seater Mercedes convertible.
Early 1950s 300 Cabriolet D: Most 65-year old Mercedes have an easy life, but this one does rallies!
Late 1950s 220SE: We get behind the wheel of a rare and beautiful right-hand drive Ponton.
1960s 280SE: The V8 is the W111 people chase, leaving the six-cylinder car good value.
Timewatch 1973: Fuel crisis: A fascinating look at how Stuttgart reacted to a disruption in energy supply.
My Classic: 200 Fintail: Faisal Haroon’s 1966 Mercedes has been in his family ever since new.
Restoration: 280SE 3.5: Restorer Kienle found, bought and then rebuilt the first ever V8 W111 coupe.
Mercedes Collector: Rene Nuñez: Over nearly 30 years this Phillipines enthusiast has amassed 120 star cars!
Auction Stars: SLs, 300S, 500E: Classics sold by Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and Silverstone Auctions.
Mercedes Practical: Buyer’s Guide: The original G-Wagen is becoming collectable – here’s our buying advice.
Classics’ values, specs: We list every Mercedes road car since 1945, with data and buying tips.
Restoration Authentic seat trim: Using the correct material is a must when a Mercedes is refurbished.

Classic Mercedes Issue 23

News: Restorer Kienle’s big new order, and a 1970s W115 pick-up emerges.
Event: Essen Motor Show, Germany: A report from the classic show that lifted spirits during a gloomy December.
Event: Classic Motor Show, NEC: Birmingham hosts the UK’s biggest classic show, and we report the action.
My Classic Drive: 450SEL 6.9: Norway’s icy mountain roads were a challenge, but one the V8 Merc met.
Talking Shop: Gary Norrington: His job is to value classic Mercedes and he explains how he approaches it.
Icons: W111 250SE Coupe: A page highlighting a wonderful image from Daimler’s incredible archive.
Cover Story: 1970s 280SLC: The C107 is now hot property – we give the back story and drive a 280SLC.
Grand Coupe Special: 1960s 280SE: This 280SE from Beverly Hills has always been cosseted – what a gem!
Grand Coupe Special: 1980s 560SEC: Driving a 1989 560SEC so like new it broke records when sold at auction.
Grand Coupe Special: Motorsport 450SLC 5.0, 500SLC: We tell the fascinating tale of how the SLC was turned into a rally weapon.
Timewatch: 1978 – 300SD launch: We part the mists of time to reveal why a US-only turbodiesel 116 was built.
Working with Mercedes: You’ll love what you see in the J.G. Francis workshop in Glendale, California.
Profile: Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Celebrating the engineer who designed the Gullwing and GP cars.
My Classic: 300d: Barry Sohnen shares a near 40-year journey in his Adenauer with us.
Auction Stars: 300SLs, 250SL, 600: Details on classics sold by RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams in late 2017.
Mercedes Practical: Buyer’s Guide: The W201 190/190E is a terrific first time classic – we outline what to look for.
Classics’ values, specs: We list every Mercedes road car since 1945, with data and buying tips.
Maintenance: classic tyres: Your older Mercedes needs specialist tyres, here’s what’s out there.