An expert assessment from Mercedes-Benz Classic provides detailed evidence of the originality of particularly high-quality classic cars from the brand and its predecessor companies. The record with its unique informative value is recognised worldwide. The detailed content includes a description of the individual vehicle history as well as an accurate assessment of its authenticity.
The leather-bound manufacturer’s expert assessment from Mercedes-Benz Classic documents the authenticity of high-quality Mercedes-Benz classics.
For each manufacturer’s expert assessment, Mercedes-Benz Classic draws on the comprehensive skills of its own specialists.
The basis of every expert assessment is extensive research: the specialists in the Mercedes-Benz Classic workshop check numerous features on the vehicle, from matching vehicle numbers to authentic part specifications and materials.
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive team researches the history of the respective motor car in its comprehensive inventory, for example in the vehicle data cards, in files, minutes and in historical photographic material. In this way, additional know-how with a high degree of informative value flows into each expert assessment.
For the expert assessment, it is meticulously checked whether the vehicle numbers of all components match and correspond to the original delivery condition. These matching numbers relate in particular to the drive unit, the vehicle frame and the body. The proof underpins the market value of a classic. Because this consistency is often lost during restorations and other work on classic cars.
The vehicle numbers on the engine, chassis and body are meticulously checked.
Material analysis in the Mercedes-Benz Classic workshop.
Mercedes-Benz Classic uses modern testing and measuring methods for vehicle inspections.
The experts know exactly the materials that were originally used in the production of the respective vehicle. In this way, they can confirm the authenticity of the frame.
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives provide information on the original delivery condition of a classic. Founded in 1936, they form the largest German-language business archive – they are the living memory of the brand.
The holdings include the accurately kept order books and vehicle records of earlier decades, as well as the later data cards. On the basis of these documents, the experts can retrace the vehicle numbers and many details of the technical features and equipment.
Order books in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives are indispensable sources for tracing the original delivery condition of a vehicle.
Chapters of a car biography: the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives can draw on extensive stocks of photos and specialist literature for an expert opinion.
Classic cars can tell fascinating stories. The experts at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Archives also trace these vehicle biographies in the extensive stocks of photos and specialist literature available there. This information fits as further pieces of the puzzle into the unique overall picture, which is summarised in detail in the expert opinion.
This document offers the owner of a Mercedes-Benz classic car maximum security and transparency. The findings are treated confidentially and only given to the customer.