Published on June 12th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre Turns 25
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre is celebrating an anniversary: it opened its doors in Fellbach 25 years ago, in May 1993. Since then it has set standards as an unrivalled centre of competence for the utmost originality and authenticity relating to the brand’s classic vehicles. Its services include works restorations, the supply of original replacement parts, the care of vehicle collections and support for the ClassicPartners.
With its wide range of services, the Classic Centre sets standards in the active preservation of classic automobiles bearing the Mercedes star. There has been a further Classic Centre in Irvine/California since June 2006.
The main areas of activity include a comprehensive range of replacement parts and highly authentic works restorations of classic vehicles. The Centre carries out such restorations both on behalf of private customers and for the vehicle trading arm of Mercedes-Benz Classic, ALL TIME STARS.
In addition, the experts at the Classic Centre take care of the 1,000 or so vehicles in the company’s own collection, 160 of which are on display in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Each year they also accompany press events with the collection’s vehicles, as well as around 20 outstanding events in the international classics calendar: at highlight events such as the “1000 Miglia” or the Goodwood Festival of Speed, for example, the experts look after the historic vehicles, whether series production or racing cars, with a mobile workshop.
Specialist knowledge works most sustainably when it is shared with selected and trusted partners. Since 2015, owners of classic vehicles bearing the Mercedes star have also benefited from the specialist “ClassicPartner” network, which receives advice and practical support from the Classic Centre, and is provided with know-how by Fellbach: 25 car dealers and own-retail outlets in Germany make their expertise in more recent and older classics locally available to customers with sales, workshops and service.
Close cooperation between the Classic Centre and the official brand clubs also ensures a good partnership. At present there are 80 recognised Mercedes-Benz clubs worldwide. Their more than 100,000 members are highly appreciated ambassadors for the Mercedes-Benz brand. The Classic Centre supports them in the upkeep of their historical vehicles with information and replacement parts.