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Mercedes-Benz Classic

Preserving our past, for enjoyment today.

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50 Years Since an Iconic Debut

Old Parts Made Anew

With over 50,000 Genuine Classic Parts available, Mercedes-Benz sets the industry benchmark in classic vehicle support. Our parts team in Germany works continuously on ensuring the best possible solutions for our classic customers and it is always worth checking in with our Classic Parts Specialists to find out about newly available parts such as the idle solenoid for the fuel-injected six-cylinder engines produced from 1963 to 1972 or the washer fluid reservoir for the 280 SE / SEL 3.5 / 4.5, 280 SE 3.5 Coupes and Cabriolets, and 300 SEL 3.5 / 4.5 / 6.3 models that just came back on the shelves.

Contact our Classic Parts team today at 1-866-622-5277 or email classicparts@mbusa.com

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The original Silver Arrow. ⠀

Only four SSKL models were built in 1931 as a pure competition vehicle and marking the crowning end of the development of the Mercedes-Benz S series (W 06) with types S, SS and SSK.
Aerodynamics specialist Baron Reinhard von Koenig-Fachsenfeld designed a streamlined body for the SSKL to be driven by racing driver Manfred von Brauchitsch. The body was made of aluminum by renowned coachbuilder Vetter in Cannstatt and mounted on von Brauchitsch’s car.

At the Avus race in May 1932, the modification had an overwhelming effect: the streamlined Avus racing car had 25% less drag than a traditionally-bodied SSKL, giving it an increased top speed which was approx. 12.4 mph higher than usual. Von Brauchitsch won the race in the futuristic looking car ahead of the previous year’s winner, Rudolf Caracciola. The German radio broadcaster Paul Laven dubbed this odd looking race car a “Silver Arrow”. The AVUS victory marks the beginning of the legendary Silver Arrows that dominated Grand Prix racing in the 1930s.

Click the link below to watch the SSKL on Jay Leno’s Garage.

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35 Years of the Mercedes-Benz 124 Model Series

The Mercedes-Benz 124 model series inspires just as much today as it did at its premiere 35 years ago.

The W124 sedan was presented for the first time on November 26, 1984 in Seville, Spain and the station wagon, coupe, sedan with a long wheelbase and cabriolet followed shortly thereafter. In 1993, the model series became the first generation of the upper executive segment of Mercedes-Benz to carry the E-Class name and thereby wrote itself into the long tradition of vehicles in this segment.

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The Classic Center Difference

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Dedicated Workshops

When you entrust your vintage Mercedes-Benz to the Classic Center, you place it in the hands of a proven crew, with expertise on all things Mercedes-Benz, and access to factory-made reissue parts – only available here and in Germany.

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Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts

From the smallest washer to an entire carburetor assembly, Mercedes-Benz continues to manufacture spare parts that support our heritage models. Plus, they’re backed with the same warranty as parts for brand new models.

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You can contact Mercedes-Benz Classic through the following channels.

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By Email

classiccenter@mbusa.com (for general inquiries)
classicparts@mbusa.com (for parts-related inquiries)

By Phone
1-866-MB-CLASSIC (1-866-622-5277)

By Mail or In-Person
9 Whatney
Irvine, California 92618

Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 8 am to 4 pm PT
Sat – Sun: Closed

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