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Hagerty Reports: Ex-Cunningham 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL added to National Historic Vehicle Register!

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  300SL / 190SL, Most Recent Posts!  /  No Comments


Hagerty Classic Car Insurance reported today that the Ex-Briggs Cunningham Mercedes 300SL has been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. What is the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) you ask? According to the HVA website, “with over 375,000 members, the HVA is the world’s largest historic vehicle owners’ organization. The HVA was founded in 2009 […]

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Rare Mercedes Benz Book Review! “Serving the Star Around the World” by Heinz Hoppe – Explores Modern History of Mercedes Benz and MBUSA Post WWII, Max Hoffman to the Rest of the World

By   /  April 12, 2013  /  Non-Perishable Reference Articles  /  No Comments


EVERYBODY KNOWS Max Hoffman obtained the first Post WWII Mercedes-Benz distributorship in North America and that he persuaded M-B to build the 300SL and 190SL.  Nearly everybody knows Studebaker-Packard was the second North American distributor, and that Daimler-Benz didn’t take on wholly owned distribution of their cars in the US until 1965 through then formed […]

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