The Mercedes-Benz Classic collection is the basis of all automotive activities linked to the unique tradition of Mercedes-Benz. Together with the archives, it forms the core of Mercedes-Benz Classic. A company-owned vehicle collection has been documented in the archives since 1921.
The collection – unique worldwide – is made up of approximately 700 vehicles. These include around 500 passenger cars, 140 racing vehicles and 60 commercial vehicles by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands Benz, Daimler and Mercedes. Some of these – about 160 exhibits – are on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, other vehicles are presented at exhibitions and motor shows are take part in classic car events and rallies.
An integrated collection concept sets out guidelines for developing and administring the vehicle collection. This ensures that now and in future all the ground-breaking products from the brand with the three-pointed star are collected and preserved for posterity according to established criteria.