You can now buy a used car directly from Mercedes-Benz’s museum

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Presented by

Mercedes used cars 300sl Mercedes used cars 300sl

Skip the hassles of the used car market by going directly to the manufacturer

The used car market is a minefield of unknowns; from the sellers to the cars your buying – there’s a lot to sift through.

If you’d like to skip the - at times - head-aching process; Mercedes-Benz will now sell you a used car directly from their museum!

READ NEXT: TWO MERCEDES-BENZ GULLWINGS DISPLAYED AT AMELIA ISLAND

The museum’s used car department named All Time Stars, offer cars that may carry a slight premium over the general secondhand market, but come with manufacturer verification and a vehicle that on some level cut mustard enough to be included in the storied marque’s own museum.

Mercedes-used-cars-722SLR.jpg

They’re not all ludicrously-priced restored concours-level cars however; with vehicles rated into three different categories.

‘Concours Edition’ cars, present in outstanding condition, comprising of rare vintage vehicles that are either in rare original and low-mileage condition, or cars that have been lovingly restored by Mercedes-Benz themselves. Naturally, these cars will fetch the highest sums.

Mercedes-used-cars-280sl.jpg

‘Collectors Edition’ cars are more affordable and useable. Mercedes-Benz states the vehicles are in "excellent condition both technically and visually", though will not be concours condition and may carry a little patina that adds to their "special character".

‘Drivers Edition’ vehicles are vintage or modern classics that are in a good condition – though not to the point where owners will fear driving them. Mercedes-Benz state these vehicles are in excellent technical condition but still offer the potential for further restoration.

READ NEXT: WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A MERCEDES-BENZ R129 RIGHT NOW

For example: a ‘Collectors Edition’ 1980 C107 280SLC with just 81,500kms, is on offer for AU$77,592. This is certainly on the top-end of the market, but not an outrageously-priced outlier either given its outstanding condition.

Mercedes-used-cars-280slc.jpg

Furthermore, the attachment of a manufacturers’ vintage specialty stamp on a vehicle is certainly a value-added in a collector car.

The museum also offers a number of incredibly rare vehicles that would otherwise be impossible to source in the local market. Perhaps a DTM race car, or... this exacting replica of a late-1800s Benz-patent Motorwagen?

Mercedes-used-cars-motorwagen.jpg

Check out the full list of available cars at Mercedes-Benz’s All Time Stars.

 

Join us for Rolling 30

Classic Australian Family Car Value Guide home page

Muscle Car Value Guide home page

Japanese Classic Car Value Guide home page

Recent auction results

Sell your car for free right here

 

Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more unique car reviews and features plus see the latest unique and classic cars for sale.

Subscribe to Unique Cars magazine
- Print edition
- Digital edition