These days, Mercedes hasn’t released too many limited edition models outside of their in house tuning arm, AMG. Before the days of AMG proliferation, Mercedes would release a special edition model from time to time, such as this 1995 SL500 Mille Miglia. Built to commemorate Stirling Moss’s win of the historic 1955 Mille Miglia road race. This R129, available as an SL320 or SL500, was available only in Brilliant Silver Metallic, equipped with Evo II six-spoke polished alloys and a red and black leather interior complemented by carbon-fibre trim. The side fender grills were also given a rather unique checquered flag treatment that, upon close inspection, is a clever collection of chrome squares. This right-hand drive example for sale in the UK has covered less than 70,000 miles and is a great modern day tribute to a legendary period in Mercedes-Benz racing history.
Month: May 2016
The 993 has remained a perpetually expensive car, or at least so it seems. Unlike both its predecessors and its successors values have never really dipped into the territory where buyers can begin to view them as potential values on the 911 market. As the last of the air-cooled 911s this shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but for those who really love these cars it still may bring a degree of frustration. This is especially true with the 993 Turbo where the mix of increased performance paired with evolving technology has placed them consistently out of reach for most. The example we see here, quite frankly, isn’t really any different, but because it has some miles on it, it has at least escaped the very high asking prices we see sellers hoping to extract from any low-mileage Turbo. With the 911 market generally at a standstill there may not be a much better time to try to get into one of these Turbos. Here we have a Guards Red over Marble Grey 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Florida, with 59,800 miles on it.
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Often when we feature the classic W113 Mercedes Pagoda, it’s an example that has low-miles, flawless paint, an interior that is pristine and spends most of the time tucked away, rarely to see the light of day. With these cars now regularly fetching six figures, I don’t blame the owners for protecting their investments. Infrequently do we see a Pagoda you can feel okay about using on a regular basis to enjoy while still maintaining it’s beauty and stature. This 1971 280SL located in Atlanta can offer all that.
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We all love to see a nice early 911S and the example here is of particular interest as it’s one of the very few I have come across in this sort of darker metallic red. I don’t know if this shade will be as popular as the pastel colors, especially those like pastel blue or tangerine, but I’m actually really surprised by how good this 911 looks in this color. The darker metallic blues have always shown well on the early 911 design and it appears that the same holds true for red. Here we have a nicely restored Dark Red Metallic 1969 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Florida, with just over 300 miles on it since its restoration.
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Perhaps the rationale behind the SUV popularity in the US these days is due to the fact that people used to like hatchbacks more here in the US. In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the choices for vehicles with a rear hatch seemed endless, but nowadays, you would be hard pressed to identify on two hands the number of offerings available here in the states. The second generation Golf went a ways towards refining Volkswagen’s first attempt at a subcompact, front-drive vehicle for the masses and with it carried over the hot version, the GTI. This particular GTI for sale in the UK is another one of those low-mileage creampuffs we’ve come to expect from 4 Star Classics. While this one packs the milder 8 valve engine, there is no denying this car’s classic appeal.