Classic

  • Stuttgart/Copenhagen, Oct 1, 2005 - <b>November 1935</b> In November 1935, Daimler-Benz AG began producing Mercedes-Benz passenger cars abroad – at Messrs. Bohnstedt-Petersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 15, 2005 - <b>August 16, 1965</b> The W 108 established itself as successor to the six-cylinder tailfin models, and as Mercedes-Benz’s first true premium segment model series it was seen from the outset as a model family ripe for development.
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  • Stuttgart, May 22, 2005 - <b>June 24, 1995</b> In the W 210 E-Class models the future-oriented new face, incorporating four elliptical headlamps, entered series production in June 1995.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 18, 2005 - <b>May 18, 1965</b> One for all – probably the aptest description of the Mercedes-Benz O 302. Urban regular-service bus, country bus, touring coach – this bus with the three-pointed star was a jack of all trades.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 15, 2005 - <b>May 15, 1975</b> Daimler-Benz presented the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 in May 1975, one-and-a-half years later than planned. The public was instantly intrigued by the car.
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  • Stuttgart, Apr 4, 2005 - In time for the summer of 1955, production of the four-cylinder-engined 190 SL sports car was begun at the Sindelfingen plant. Designed as a sporty, elegant two-seater for touring, the car, internally designated W 121, rapidly acquired great popularity, also and especially among the ladies.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 7, 2005 - <b>March 9-19, 1995</b> Four cars rolled into one – variability was very much to the fore when Mercedes-Benz developed the concept of the Vario Research Car (VRC) which celebrated its much-acclaimed premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 9 – 19, 1995).
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  • Stuttgart/Madrid, Feb 1, 2005 - The G4 owned by the Spanish royal family is one of just a few surviving units of this three-axle offroader – just three of the total of 57 units built in the 1930s are still being considered absolutely authentic.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 11, 2004 - The compact wedge in bright orange, a shade internally called “weissherbst”, expressed power, elegance and speed. C 111 was the designation of the futuristic study displayed by Mercedes-Benz in September 1969 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The car broke new ground in terms of both engineering and design.
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  • Stuttgart/Paris, Jun 22, 2004 - <b>July 22, 1894:</b> July 22, 1894 was a day of rejoicing for Gottlieb Daimler. On that day, the European motoring world and the public at large witnessed how Daimler’s versatile high-speed gasoline engine emerged as the winner from a host of different propulsion systems for automobiles.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 16, 2004 - <b>July 16, 1894:</b> 939 kilometers with 4 hp. On July 16, 1894, Theodor Baron von Liebieg set out from his home town, Reichenberg in Bohemia (today's Liberec in the Czech Republic) in his Benz Victoria and drove to Gondorf near Koblenz (Germany).
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  • Stuttgart/Reims, Jun 4, 2004 - <b>July 4, 1954:</b> On July 4, 1954, Mercedes-Benz was celebrating its return to Grand Prix racing in majestic fashion. The Silver Arrows sealed a one-two victory on the Reims circuit, the streamlined speed machines finishing a full lap ahead of their pursuers. The rivals were stunned.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 2, 2004 - <b>July 1974</b> In July 1974, there was no denying the pioneering role of Mercedes-Benz: the company presented the world's first passenger car from large-scale production with a five-cylinder diesel engine (OM 617), model 240 D 3.0.
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  • Stuttgart, May 17, 2004 - <b>June 17, 1904:</b>The name Gordon Bennett had a very special ring to it in the early years of the last century. Staged for the first time on June 14, 1900, it was the world's first major automotive competition – and always a most exciting event.
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  • Stuttgart, May 4, 2004 - <b>June 4, 1974:</b> Safety research has always been writ large at Mercedes-Benz. A major contribution to safety was rendered by the ESV 24 which continued the tradition of earlier Experimental Safety Vehicles.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 27, 2004 - <b>April 27,1924</b> The Targa Florio and the Coppa Florio were among the toughest and most difficult road races in Europe. Tremendous credit is due to Christian Werner in this respect, for on April 27, 1924 he won both categories in a supercharged Mercedes and also drove the fastest lap overall.
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  • Stuttgart/New York, Jan 6, 2004 - <b>February 6, 1954:</b> Eternal youth is a miracle bestowed on only a small number of cars, and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe is one of this elite group. The Stuttgart-based brand unveiled its new sports car in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York.
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  • Stuttgart/Monaco, May 20, 2003 - On May 20, 2003, just days before the Monaco Grand Prix, Prof. Jürgen Hubbert – member of the DaimlerChrysler Board of Management – is to unveil a life-size bronze statue of Juan Manuel Fangio. The statue depicts the 5-time Formula One World Champion from the 1950s standing next to his Mercedes-Benz W 196 Grand Prix racer.
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  • Stuttgart, May 7, 2003 - The three-axle LP 333 sixteen-tonner was a made-to-measure truck – an adroit response to the dimensional and weight restrictions introduced in 1958 and a configuration that stood out for its maximum payload capacity. It also helped the cab-over-engine principle to its breakthrough.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 24, 2003 - The decision was taken on April 14, 1923, and called into existence a first series, exactly ten units, of the OB 2 automotive diesel engine. The dry technical data of the first Benz automotive diesel hardly gives an inkling of the epoch-making revolution which took its starting point here.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 14, 2003 - In 1886, quite independently of each other, two epoch-making inventions hit the road: in Mannheim the Benz Patent Motor Car – a vehicle designed from scratch – and in Stuttgart Daimler's Motorized Carriage – as its name implies, a carriage powered by an engine. Both vehicles were lacking a decisive feature, however: a steering system matched to the vehicle and capable of coping with the prevailing conditions and speeds.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 17, 2002 - DaimlerChrysler Classic and Fangio Foundation donate life-size bronze statue of Fangio. Homage to the five-times Formula One World Champion in the fifties. Symbol of the close ties of Mercedes-Benz with the Green Hell.
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