Mercedes-Benz Restorations are Turning Back the Clock
Slideshow: If you desire a classic Mercedes-Benz in your garage, you can now buy direct from the brand's All Time Stars collection in Germany.
Not a simple static display
As the world’s original car company, you’d expect Mercedes-Benz to have a treasure trove of classics. For decades Mercedes has tended to and restored the most famous of its erstwhile cars, for the sole purpose of display. But now, it has turned that classic car restoration division into a proper business venture.
Global demand for high-quality classic cars remains strong and Mercedes-Benz’s All Time Stars division is a business which runs out of its Stuttgart museum. The All Time Stars salespeople find customers what the ordinarily could not, in the open market, and behind the doors – a team of the very best Mercedes technicians do their best to ensure that every classic car is flawlessly built.
Images courtesy of All Time Stars
Buying concourse without worrying about provenance
These All Time Stars cars are very much the pinnacle of collectible Mercedes-Benz fare. Impeccably restored, with correct paperwork and the assurance that only period parts (or suitable substitutes) were used.
With an official Mercedes-Benz All Time Stars car, there is no doubt about chassis rust, incorrectly aligned bodywork or potential electrical gremlins. When you buy a classic car from Mercedes-Benz’s museum, you are buying the very best example thereof.
For those who are tempted by the pure class of something such as a Pagoda, but fear the possible maintenance or mechanical malady nightmare, an All Time Stars example is the apt solution.
Desire a blue 300SL roadster, they've got one in stock - obviously
If a car in the All Time Stars has an unusual feature or color, you can be assured that it is original and adds to the value of that Mercedes-Benz’s specific history.
Classic cars live and appreciate by their uniqueness, and the All Time Stars portfolio has some staggering Mercedes-Benz sportscars on offer.
Take the 300SL roadster above. have you ever seen one in that color? And the hardtop? That’s a vehicle specific option and fully registered as correct by Mercedes-Benz. This means that you don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of spending big money, only to be scrutinized into humility by judges at a concourse show.
Not just vintage stuff, but some youngtimers too
The Mercedes-Benz All Time Stars division does not only supply vintage cars from the 1950s and 1960s.
If you taste is more in line with the 1980s and early 1990s, the period German auto curators now refer to as youngtimers, then they can supply something appropriate. And no car perhaps better exemplifies that than the 190E 2.5 16v Evo II. Born of Mercedes-Benz’s epic DTM racing program, the 190E Evo2 features radically oversized spoilers, widened wheel arches and a 235hp four-cylinder engine.
With an All Time Stars 190E, you can be sure that it has not been straightened after a crash and that all those interior details, which were so typical of a 1990s performance car, are in place, original and function as they should.
To rebuild classics, you need experienced skills
The Best people to rebuild and ensure faithful operation of any collectible Mercedes-Benz, are the staff in Stuttgart.
In the company’s classic workshop, dutifully dedicated German technicians and master craftspeople apply their skills to ensure that all the cars on offer by All Time Stars are of the most redoubtable quality imaginable.
With access to most of the original tooling used on many of the Mercedes-Benz classic cars, these technicians can faithfully reproduce parts and bits which might have become tattered or lost in time. They also ensure that every All Time Stars car delivered to a customer runs better than the day it was originally built.
For those looking for a brand-new classic Mercedes in the US, look no further than Mercedes-Benz Classic restorations from Irvine, CA.
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