Techno Classica: luxurious cabriolets and sporty roadsters.

  • Techno Classica: luxurious cabriolets and sporty roadsters.

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    The culture of open-top motoring.

    At Techno Classica 2016, Mercedes-Benz Classic will focus on the culture of open-top motoring. In Hall 1 of the show in Essen, the Stuttgart brand will present open-top vehicles in the tradition of the C-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet and SL. Since the automobile was invented 130 years ago, it is, above all, luxurious cabriolets and sporty roadsters from Mercedes-Benz that have inspired the dream of open-top motoring. Even the meticulously crafted, airy architecture of the company’s stand at the show will take up this theme. The 28th Techno Classica will be held in Essen from 6 to 10 April 2016. Mercedes-Benz Classic’s presence at the event will be rounded off by a stand for the newly established “ALL TIME STARS” vehicle-trading platform as well as by 16 officially recognised.

    A journey through time, through the fascinating world of the cabriolets and roadsters.

    In line with tradition, Mercedes-Benz Classic will, once again in 2016, welcome visitors to Techno Classica in Hall 1. This year, the stand will offer a journey through time, through the fascinating world of the cabriolets and roadsters of the brand with the star. In 1886, when Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile independently of each other, an open-top vehicle was still the only form of motoring. Starting in the 1920s, when car manufacturing began to be dominated by saloons and large-scale production, open-top vehicles evolved into the most exclusive variants of the model line-up, being especially popular among lovers of sportily elegant mobility. 

    Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster (W 188, 1956 to 1958).

    Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster (W 188, 1956 to 1958).

    Luxurious cabriolets and roadsters from Mercedes-Benz have always met the aspirations of the most discerning customers, for they unite the freedom of open-top motoring with superlative comfort, refined performance and fascinating styling. The Mercedes-Benz Classic stand at this year's show will host numerous examples from these special families of vehicles.

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

    Elegant cabriolets.

    The new S-Class Cabriolet (A 217) will be flanked by a 500 K Cabriolet B (W 29, 1934 to 1936), a vehicle of the international luxury class in the 1930s. Unveiled in 1949, the 170 S Cabriolet B is an exclusive vehicle from the early post-war years. The 300 S Roadster (W 188) dates from the 1950s. Premiered at the Paris Motor Show in October 1951, the 300 S was the most expensive German-made passenger car.

    Unmistakable characteristics are exhibited also by the elegant cabriolets of the W 111 series, which were the first-ever open-top vehicles to feature a safety body with crumple zones at both front and rear. In autumn 1969, Mercedes-Benz launched the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, a powerful and especially luxurious top-of-the-range model of this series.

    Sportily elegant roadsters.

    Alongside luxurious cabriolets, sportily elegant roadsters have always been a Mercedes-Benz domain. An outstanding example – which will be on view at Techno Classica – is the 500 K Special Roadster (W 29, 1934 to 1936). Coming straight from the world of motorsport, another sporty roadster went into production after the Second World War: the SL. This magic abbreviation has been in existence since 1952, when Mercedes-Benz made a highly successful return to top-flight international motorsport with the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194). The vehicle proved an outright winner, securing impressive double victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. 

    Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial-Roadster (W 29, 1934 bis 1936).

    Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster (W 29, 1934 to 1936).

    The W 194 also gave rise to the famous 300 SL 'Gullwing' (W 198) of 1954, which made its debut in spring 1957 in the open-top variant, the 300 SL Roadster. The most recent example of this tradition, unveiled in 2015, is the latest generation of the SL (R 231).

    Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Cabriolet, Edition 1

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, Edition 1

    The new C-Class Cabriolet.

    The new C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) was one of the stars at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. There were similar plans for the compact Mercedes-Benz 190 E (W 201), whereupon a prototype cabriolet was produced in 1990. It, too, will be on show in Essen. Highly successful in terms of both looks and technology, although the vehicle did not go into series production, it served as an important decision-making aid for the series 124 cabriolet unveiled in 1991.

    Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.6 Cabriolet, Prototyp (W 201, 1990).

    Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.6 Cabriolet, prototype (W 201, 1990).

    Mercedes-Benz „ALL TIME STARS“.

    The newly established 'ALL TIME STARS' vehicle-trading platform operated by Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH will likewise be represented at Techno Classica with its sales offering of high-quality Mercedes-Benz classic cars, both modern classics and vintage vehicles. The focus of 'ALL TIME STARS' is on classic cars that are fully suitable for everyday driving and which are offered for sale under conditions of the greatest possible transparency. To ensure this, the experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic subject every vehicle to a comprehensive inspection according to a 160-item checklist. The vehicles on offer are classified into three categories to provide information on condition and authenticity. The 'Concours Edition' includes modern classics and vintage vehicles in rare original condition with low mileage as well as vehicles that have been carefully restored by the experts at Mercedes-Benz Classic in Fellbach/Stuttgart.

    The 'Collectors Edition' comprises vintage vehicles and modern classics that are in excellent condition both technically and visually. Their slight patina lends them a particularly special character. The 'Drivers Edition' is aimed at individuals looking for vintage vehicles and modern classics suitable for everyday driving and at people who enjoy working on cars. These cars are in excellent technical condition while still offering potential for further restoration work. 'ALL TIME STARS' reflect the great diversity of the Mercedes-Benz brand over the ages. The range basically includes every car made by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands.

    http://alltime-stars.com

    Mercedes-Benz ClassicPartner.

    ClassicPartner is a network of Mercedes-Benz outlets across Germany that pools the expertise of proven specialists in all matters relating to classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles. These outlets offer high-quality vehicles and optimum service, including the supply of replacement parts. The network currently comprises 25 dealers. The website www.mercedes-benz.com/classic-partner presents the range of services offered by Mercedes-Benz ClassicPartner and offers a convenient dealer search function. Some ClassicPartners will be present at Techno Classica in Hall 3 with their range of vehicles for sale.

    Mercedes-Benz Typ 300 SL Roadster (W 198 II, 1957 bis 1963), 1960.

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W 198 II, 1957 to 1963), 1960.

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (W 111, 1969 bis 1971), 1971.

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (W 111, 1969 to 1971), 1971.

    The world's largest event of its kind.

    The 28th Techno Classica will be held at the Messe Essen exhibition centre from 6 to 10 April 2016. The “World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorsport, Motorcycles, Spare Parts, Restoration and World Club Meeting” ranks as the world’s largest event of its kind. More than 25 car-makers and well over 200 brand clubs will be represented at Techno Classica with their own stands. In total, the organisers are expecting some 1250 exhibitors and more than 190,000 visitors. Techno Classica will open its doors for “Happy View Day” from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. From Thursday, 7 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016, the exhibition centre will then be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday: until 7 p.m.).

    The world's largest event of its kind.

    The 28th Techno Classica will be held at the Messe Essen exhibition centre from 6 to 10 April 2016. The “World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorsport, Motorcycles, Spare Parts, Restoration and World Club Meeting” ranks as the world’s largest event of its kind. More than 25 car-makers and well over 200 brand clubs will be represented at Techno Classica with their own stands. In total, the organisers are expecting some 1250 exhibitors and more than 190,000 visitors. Techno Classica will open its doors for “Happy View Day” from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. From Thursday, 7 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016, the exhibition centre will then be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday: until 7 p.m.).

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (W 111, 1969 bis 1971), 1971.

    Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (W 111, 1969 to 1971), 1971.

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