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Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

When you're ready to restore your vintage Mercedes (or to buy an already-restored collector's car), contact the M-B Classic Center in Stuttgart, Germany.

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ABOVE: Car restoration in the Werkstatt. INSET BELOW: A vintage Mercedes-Benz from the Classic Center's collection.

Classic Center photoStuttgart, Germany is a city that takes pride in its automotive heritage, as evidenced by the Gottlieb Daimler Memorial and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, both of which are essential stops on any car enthusiast's trip through Germany. But history means more than places or institutions: Material culture plays a vital role in preserving the past, and The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach (a suburb of Stuttgart) serves as "a guardian of the brand's tradition" by restoring historic cars and supporting owners of vintage Mercedes-Benz automobiles.

The Classic Center has several functions:

  • It restores cars for the Mercedes-Benz Museum, other car museums, and private collectors;

  • It supplies parts (and, in some cases, makes custom parts) for "oldtimer" cars, meaning vehicles that are more than 20 years old;

  • It buys, sells, brokers, and even rents Mercedes-Benz classic cars;

  • It supports "Classic Partners" such as dealers, independent workshops, and Mercedes-Benz clubs around the world.

Although the Classic Center isn't a tourist attraction per se, it welcomes visits by Mercedes-Benz owners, mechanics, and enthusiasts. It also offers free guided tours on Mondays. For details and directions, see page 2 of this article.

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