Modifications to the vehicle frame and alterations to the engine or bodywork are, however, not uncommon in the classic car market. Generally speaking, any identifiable alterations are likely to substantially reduce the market value of the vehicle. At the opposite end of the scale are vintage cars that are still in close to as-delivered condition. Such vehicles are usually highly sought-after collector’s pieces and can sometimes attract spectacularly high prices at international auctions, setting them far apart from the rest of the market.
Mercedes-Benz Classic is the division of the manufacturer responsible for Mercedes-Benz classic cars and has the expertise required to examine and certify the brand’s vehicles in terms of their condition relative to original delivery. The authoritative Mercedes-Benz manufacturer’s expert assessment is aimed at owners of highly valuable classic Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz automobiles and has unique recognition and status in the market.