Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. To be honest I’d be happy with anyone buying me a Mercedes Benz, let alone the Lord almighty! As the saying goes, people’s lust for the 3 star badge hasn’t gone away and it’s the choice of car for millions of people throughout the world.
Sure you can go down your newest dealership and grab yourself a new C class, but it’s not always about the latest and greatest you know. Sometimes grabbing yourself a classic Mercedes is the perfect way to pay homage to the 3 star badge. I had a list of 10 cars in mind for this article and had to narrow it down to 3 so I spoke to Brian Barso, another classic car enthusiast, who helped me finalise the list for this article! Here is our agreed top 3 classic Mercedes!
The year is 1955 and Buddy Holly is streaming through the airways. The world was changing and the cars that were being created were beautiful. The 190SL is the perfect snapshot of the 50’s and the styling of the car is perfect for that era. It was a very agile and nippy car without being stereotypically “fast”. Just looking at the car makes me want to time travel back to the 50’s!
Just because a car is classic doesn’t mean it has to be from 50 years ago right? The C63 AMG was made in 2008 and has the power in its engine to rival the latest muscle cars. It’s a drift king and the power and torque created makes this a complete beast to drive. Power, not style, is the king here (although it looks pretty good as well!) and you can expect to be sliding round corners with little effort!
So the 80’s weren’t all about synth pop, shoulder pads and massive hair? This classic car trends in the opposite direction with sleek modern looks and mean aggressive stance. The 190W Cosworth had mean acceleration to match it’s styling and with a rally heritage (albeit it a relatively unsuccessful one) the 190 has the racing pedigree to match.
I bet your top 3 list is different to ours but that’s the beauty of opinions! One thing we can all agree on is that Mercedes make and has made beautiful cars!