The official Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany must be brimming with classics as the museum is now starting to sell some of them off. The list of cars available for sale can be seen at the website and includes some stunners such as a 1929 Type 630 Kompressor and even a 1998 CLK LM endurance racer. The oldest model available is the Type 630 K while the newest is a 1999 SL55 AMG.

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Anyone can view the cars in person at the museum and there is a sales team on hand to provide detailed information and extensive descriptions in order to offer as much transparency as possible. Mercedes says the cars being offered for sale are thoroughly checked using a comprehensive 160-item checklist.

This ensures any defects or blemishes are identified and recorded. The sales team also knows exactly what has been modified—and what’s original—since the vehicle was handed over to its very first owner. Once checked, a vehicle is classified under one of three groups, depending on its condition.

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Premium Edition: rare cars in original condition, with very few miles on the clock and fully restored by Mercedes.

Collectors Edition: these cars are in good condition both technically and visually and are usually unrestored. With these, it’s all about the provenance and patina.

Drivers Edition: vintage vehicles and modern classics suitable for everyday driving and for people who want to tinker. These cars are in good technical condition but still offer potential for further restoration work.


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