Mercedes-Benz launches “All Time Stars” classic sales program
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is now selling classic cars under the name All Time Stars. The complete range can be seen on the website and you can also arrange to view the vehicles in person at the Mercedes-Benz Museum and arrange the purchase there too where the sales team are on hand to provide detailed information. It underlines the importance of manufacturer heritage programs and the global growth of interest in classic cars.
According to Mercedes:
“Buying a classic car is a matter of trust. It has to be. Otherwise what is often supposed to be a dream come true may in fact turn sour. The All Time Stars by Mercedes-Benz aim to extend the brand’s extensive quality commitment to the purchase of classic cars. The focus is on vehicles that are suitable for everyday driving. And maximum transparency is the objective: the experts at the Mercedes-Benz Museum subject each vehicle to a thorough inspection based on a comprehensive 160-item checklist. This allows any defects or blemishes to be identified and recorded in detail in the prospectus. The consultants also know exactly what has been modified – and what has stayed the same – since the vehicle was handed over to its very first owner.”
Buyers will benefit from the peace-of-mind of having a statement of originality from the manufacturer themselves and it will be interesting to see how this will impact on the prices of the classic cars that Mercedes are selling themselves as well as across the rest of the market. Based on the price of their E60 AMG Limited (one of only 12), expect more of these to appear on the market very soon and for prices of cars similar to those offered by Mercedes to creep (or leap…) up.
Three vehicle editions
All vehicles are categorised into three editions that describe their condition and authenticity:
Premium Edition: classic cars in rare original condition with very few miles on the clock and vehicles that have been lovingly restored by the experts at Mercedes-Benz Classic in Fellbach/Stuttgart.
Collectors Edition: these cars are in excellent condition both technically and visually. Their patina gives them a particularly special character.
Drivers Edition: vintage vehicles and modern classics suitable for everyday driving and for people who want to tinker. These cars are in excellent technical condition but still offer potential for further restoration work.
Example of the types of vehicle available are diverse:
450 SEL 6.9 – EUD 70,000 / £50,000
E60 AMG Limited – EUD 189,000 / £135,000
AMG CLK-LM 1998 – Price on request
Mercedes 630 Compressor – EUD 850,000 / 607,000