Mercedes Benz Celebrated 125th Anniversary at Amelia Island

The recent Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance event that took place the past weekend greeted attendees with a prominent display of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as the brand has celebrated the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile.

Situated on the golf course at the Ritz Carlton, the display included four symbolic Mercedes-Benz vehicles from the brand’s history, as well as a host of new AMG vehicles.

The four iconic vehicles that also brought its contribution to the automobile history included the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen that marked the invention of the automobile in addition to Carl Benz's patent issued 125 years ago.

Also showcased was the 1908 Grand Prix Car, featuring an innovative four-cylinder engine that could generate 120 horsepower, and which has won the French Grand Prix on July 7, 1908. The 1935 500K Special Roadster that came with a supercharged engine, bespoke interiors, and innovative overall design, and the 1958 180D Ponton that brought new safety innovations, diesel engines, were also included.

The AMG models present at Amelia Island included the 2011 SLS AMG "Gullwing" supercar, the 2012 CL 63 AMG, the 2012 CLS 63 AMG, as well as the 2012 SLK 350.

Beyond the Mercedes-Benz displays, a class within the Concours field is featuring Mercedes-Benz 600 sedans including the 1965 600 Pullman Landaulet built for Pope Paul VI. Alongside this historic vehicle will also be displayed a 1972 600 Pullman SWB (small wheelbase) limousine which was owned by Luciano Pavarotti and was used to chauffeur him while on his many tours in the United States and a 1972 600 Pullman first owned by Huge Hefner as his personal daily drive when his Playboy headquarters was still in Chicago.
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