The oil magnate, the gardener and the Mercedes-Benz

The oil magnate, the gardener and the Mercedes-Benz

So you think the full glass panoramic roof was first introduced in cars like the Renault Megane or Peugeot 308 stationwagon some fifteen years ago? Wrong! This 1966 Mercedes 600 already had one. It was ordered by an excentric oil magnate from Armenia, named Nubar Gulbenkian.

Mister Gulbenkian made loads of money dealing in oil

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A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

Long before Mercedes-Benz produced their own stationwagon, the Portuguese were doing it for them.

It took Mercedes-Benz a while to discover that there was a demand for stationwagons.

During the 1960’s, stationwagons got really popular in Europe and brands like Opel, Ford, Peugeot, Fiat and even Borgward produced combi-versions of their best selling sedans already

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Update – Thieves hit Dutch auctioneer: 4 Porsches stolen

Update – Thieves hit Dutch auctioneer: 4 Porsches stolen

During the Easter weekend, four Porsches and two other classics were stolen from an auction house in the Netherlands. The burglary was discovered only a few days later.

This reports the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf.

According to the newspaper, three Porsches (presumably 911’s), a 1971 Mercedes 280 SL, a 1964 Porsche 356 and a 1973

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Amazing value increase in Germany: BMW 320 +60 percent

Amazing value increase in Germany: BMW 320 +60 percent

Although the classic car market in Germany is calming down and prices are stabilising, there are still some cars that increase their value spectacularly. Like the BMW 320.

A week ago we reported about the classic car market in Germany. According to the VDA Oldtimer Index, the German market is calming down and

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