• ALL TIME STARS Japan: A classic car paradise in Tokyo.

Established home in Tokyo.

The search for legendary classic cars is becoming increasingly difficult. In the established classic car markets in Europe and the USA, it is not easy to locate good models in good condition. It is therefore not surprising that classic car sales by ALL TIME STARS are increasing in popularity when it comes to buying an older or even a young classic car from Mercedes-Benz. Since the market for high-grade classics has been growing in importance for some years, ALL TIME STARS now has an established home in Tokyo. 

The ALL TIME STARS have been housed at the Mercedes-Benz Tokyo branch in Shinagawa since 2017.

The ALL TIME STARS have been housed at the Mercedes-Benz Tokyo branch in Shinagawa since 2017.

Classic cars are becoming increasingly popular in Japan. This is why Mercedes-Benz has set up its own classic car division here at the Tokyo location.

Classic cars are becoming increasingly popular in Japan. This is why Mercedes-Benz has set up its own classic car division here at the Tokyo location.

Factory restorations carrying the quality seal.

Close to the Mercedes-Benz branch in Shinagawa, not far from Tokyo Disneyland, there is a classic car paradise that makes lovers of classic cars gape in amazement. ALL TIME STARS, as the dealership for Mercedes-Benz Classic cars, was founded as a start-up as recently as 2015 and is continuously expanding its range of products and services: factory restorations carrying the quality seal of the manufacturer guarantee the highest quality. The vehicles offered for sale can be viewed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, and in Tokyo.

All the cars in absolutely peak condition.

Anyone wanting to buy a vehicle from ATS Japan buys officially from Mercedes-Benz, as they would in Germany, and will be granted the corresponding guarantee. “Most of our customers already drive one of the current Mercedes-Benz models and are looking for a classic model with character to stand out from the crowd,” says Mercedes-Benz classics expert Daisuke Nakayama. “The W 126 model series S-Class, the 107 SL and sporty W 124 are particularly popular over here.”

As soon as you enter at ground floor level, you are greeted by dream cars that are all too rarely seen in this condition in Europe or even the USA. For example, there is a red Mercedes-Benz E 320 Cabriolet, a black 190 E 2.3-16, and two more W 124 models, a 300 E, a 500 E and a silver R 107, the V8 top model 560 SL. All the cars are in absolutely peak condition. 

The silver R 107 with a black MB-Tex interior from 1986 has clocked up 85,300 kilometres and is expected to cost six million yen, or around 50,000 euros, with its 235 PS eight-cylinder engine.

The silver R 107 with a black MB-Tex interior from 1986 has clocked up 85,300 kilometres and is expected to cost six million yen, or around 50,000 euros, with its 235 PS eight-cylinder engine.

Almost perfect condition.

The silver R 107 with a black MB-Tex interior from 1986 has clocked up 85,300 kilometres and is expected to cost six million yen, or around 50,000 euros, with its 235 PS eight-cylinder engine. Parked right beside it is a black Mercedes-Benz 500 E from the first series from 1992. It is also in almost perfect condition and you would be forgiven for thinking it was a new vehicle. It is difficult to see any evidence of the 63,500 km even on a second, closer look. In addition to the extensive black finish inside and out, it is the additional wires in the rear window that catch your eye when you look closely, as well as the rattan floor mats. 

In a rare private collection.

Like many vehicles on the Japanese market, the sportiest of all the 124 models was equipped with a television set, which has since been removed. The price is eight million yen; that’s about 67,000 euros for a car that, in this condition, is most likely to be found in Europe in a rare private collection. And if anyone prefers an even more sporty version: the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 from 1987, which is also all in black, costs 4.7 million yen and has 46,700 kilometres on the clock. In this condition, it would be virtually impossible to find the sportiest Baby Benz for this price of just under 40,000 euros in Europe. Chequered fabric seats, power windows, four head restraints and a headlamp cleaning system were all included in the Japanese model. 

Japanese customers love exclusive and sporty cars – like this Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evo.

Japanese customers love exclusive and sporty cars – like this Mercedes-Benz 500 E, W 124. 

This Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL has only had one owner and has barely driven more than 4,000 kilometres since 1991.

This Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL has only had one owner and has barely driven more than 4,000 kilometres since 1991.

Numerous legendary vehicles are parked here.

 “Upstairs we have a very special W 126 model series S-Class,” Daisuke Nakayama adds. We used the freight lift to go up to the workshops at first floor level. Anyone who thinks that the white Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL, from the 1991 model year, with hardly more than 4,000 kilometres on the clock, is the promised dream car, has a surprise coming. This brilliant white W 126 with blue flock velour and integrated TV on the front passenger side is currently undergoing a thorough inspection on the vehicle lift. After a brief stop-over in the workshop, we continue up to the top floor, where numerous legendary vehicles are parked. 

Particularly impressive.

The twin-pack of two Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 – one in green and one in silver – from the 1975 and 1978 model years is particularly impressive. Right next to them there are some R 107s, W 126s and a very smart W 111. The star of the current sales list is a bright red Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL. “This car’s special status is not only due to its bright red paint finish, of which only 17 were sold in Japan,” explains classic car expert Daisuke Nakayama, “but, in particular, the extremely low mileage. This vehicle, produced at the end of 1991, has been driven just 478 kilometres.” It is no surprise that this luxury W 126 model series saloon is as new, both visually and technically. 

At the moment, some leads are being replaced and the fluids changed. Once it has been fitted with new tyres and had some detail work done on it, this unique Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be on sale at the Japanese Mercedes-Benz dealership for classic cars. “The price should be around the equivalent of 100,000 euros,” explains branch manager Atsushi Osamura, head of the ALL TIME STARS branch in Shinagawa, “the exterior colour adds a particularly unusual touch.”

Browse through the current selection of Mercedes-Benz young and older classic cars here.

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

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1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

7 Angaben zu Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe der UN/ECE-Regelung Nr. 101 ermittelt. Die EG-Typgenehmigung und eine Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.