Techno Classica

At Techno Classica 2016, Mercedes-Benz Classic will focus on the culture of open-top motoring. In Hall 1 of the show in Essen, the Stuttgart brand will present open-top vehicles in the tradition of the C-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet and SL. Since the automobile was invented 130 years ago, it is, above all, luxurious cabriolets and sporty roadsters from Mercedes-Benz that have inspired the dream of open-top motoring. Even the meticulously crafted, airy architecture of the company’s stand at the show will take up this theme. The 28th Techno Classica will be held in Essen from 6 to 10 April 2016. Mercedes-Benz Classic’s presence at the event will be rounded off by a stand for the newly established “ALL TIME STARS” vehicle-trading platform as well as by 16 officially recognised.

The focus of ‘ALL TIME STARS’ is on classic cars that are fully suitable for everyday driving and which are offered for sale under conditions of the greatest possible transparency. To ensure this, the experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic subject every vehicle to a comprehensive inspection according to a 160-item checklist. The vehicles on offer are classified into three categories to provide information on condition and authenticity.

The ‘Concours Edition’ includes modern classics and vintage vehicles in rare original condition with low mileage as well as vehicles that have been carefully restored by the experts at Mercedes-Benz Classic in Fellbach/Stuttgart.

The ‘Collectors Edition’ comprises vintage vehicles and modern classics that are in excellent condition both technically and visually. Their slight patina lends them a particularly special character. The ‘Drivers Edition’ is aimed at individuals looking for vintage vehicles and modern classics suitable for everyday driving and at people who enjoy working on cars. These cars are in excellent technical condition while still offering potential for further restoration work. ‘ALL TIME STARS’ reflect the great diversity of the Mercedes-Benz brand over the ages. The range basically includes every car made by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands.