The Future of The Past: The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
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The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center is the official Mercedes-Benz department for classic car owners or simply enthusiasts. The first center was opened in 1993 in Fellbach, Germany, near Stuttgart and the second one was opened in June 2006 in Irvine, California.

The Classic Center provides genuine parts, repairs and restorations of historic Mercedes-Benz cars. It is already known that in the last ten years, “vintage” has come to signify everything authentic, valuable, from clothes, watches to a lifestyle. All this came as a reaction to our digital age and this rediscovered appreciation for the beautiful cars of the past is exactly what values the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center from Irvine, California.

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The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California brings back to life old, elegant cars which cause us desire and envy. According to Mercedes-Benz there are around 700,000 of their classic cars that are out of production for 20 years or even more. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz built the first restoration site outside Europe and the high-skilled employees worked mainly with post-war models such as the iconic 300 SL Gullwing. They are able to restore every aspect of the car, in order to match the original perfectly.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

In the lobby you can see a fully restored $1.8 million 1955 300 SL Gullwing and a beauty from 1972, the Mercedes-Benz 600. These classic cars require meticulous attention to detail and it may take between 24 and 36 months to completely restore a car at a cost between $450,000 and $500,000.

You can find all these beautiful restored cars at numerous events during the year. What’s more, the collection of classic cars is available for technical demonstrations, displays, sponsorships, red carpet events and even film shoots.