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Mercedes-Benz Classic Center Preserves The Past


Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

A new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Classic Center opens it’s newly expanded facility in Long Beach, California. Previously in the city of Irvine, the exhibit is now in a 40,000-square-foot historic aviation manufacturing hangar. This first-of-a-kind facility in the U.S. is the only dedicated company run facility outside of Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Visitors exploring the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center have the opportunity to view an impressive stable of famous and iconic vehicles. Some were featured on the silver screen and others in the garages of Hollywood’s most recognized celebrities and stars. 

On display is the 190 SL, series 121, that was featured in the movie High Society (1956) with actress Grace Kelly and actor Frank Sinatra. Nearby is the 300 SL Roadster, series 198 II, that was featured in the movie Pillow Talk (1959) with actress Doris Day and actor Tony Randall.

Eddie Murphy fans might remember the beautiful 380 SL, series 107 featured in Beverly Hills Cop (1987), and Clint Eastwood fans will recognize the 500 SL 129 series from the movie The Rookie (1990). There is Roy Orbison’s 1972 600 Mercedes-Benz Limousine, and the legendary 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe and Roadster on display.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

Mercedes-Benz USA’s commitment to preserving their classic cars includes a range of services for Mercedes-Benz car owners. The Classic Center offers a restoration and repair facility using genuine parts.

They are so dedicated to teaching and preserving old-world craftsmanship, that they are providing support to the McPherson College Automotive Restoration Technology program. Mercedes-Benz is offering scholarship programs, as well as internships for students to learn real-world skills for a successful automotive career. 

Visit where Mercedes-Benz preserves the past, for your enjoyment today at Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. It’s open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.




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