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A guide to buying Mercedes classic cars

Mercedes Benz is a German auto-vehicle manufacturer. It is one of the most well-known and established manufacturer and has earned a reputation for its classy sophistication which means that the vehicles, and indeed just the logo, are seen as big status symbols in many places. This article will provide a guide to buying Mercedes Benz cars.

Who buys Mercedes Benz cars

As aforementioned, Mercedes Benz cars are usually bought by those with a fair bit of money because they are expensive, and some are very expensive. Where the Porsches and Ferraris of this world are largely regarded as really extravagant cars, Mercedes Benzs are usually seen as having an understated grandness to them and are thus, purchased by many slightly less flashy millionaires. They are also one of the few luxury cars which women stereotypically often buy and/or drive. Mercedes also make for good collectors car.

Mercedes Benz cars

A good way of identifying different Mercedes Benz cars is by Mercedes Benz’s signature nomenclature. Cars are given different classes to denote different types of vehicles. The A for Hatchbacks, B for Multi purpose vehicles, C for Sedans, Estates & Coupes, CL for Coupes, CLS for the four-door Coupes, E-Class for the Sedans, Estates, Coupes & Cabriolets, G Class for Cross Country vehicles, GL class for off-roader, M class for Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), R Class for Luxury Tourer Vehicles (LTVs), S class for the Sedan, SL Class for the roadster, SLK for the roadster, SLS AMG for the Coupe and Viano for the Multi Purpose Vehicle (MVP). The latter is effectively a mini-bus which is often used by taxi companies.

SLK class

The SLK class of Mercedes is one of the most popular class. Its name is derived from the company’s design mission to create a roadster car that is simultaneously short, sporty and light. As such, it has a very sleek design with the bonnet gently meeting the low roof, which is usually available as a sunroof. In its first year of selling, it was massively successful, selling 55,000. The launch model, the SLK 230 Kompressor, was designed as a modern reincarnation of the Mercedes Benz 190SL and to compete with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z3.

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