There are multitudinous interesting facts about Mercedes-Benz which is enough to spend an ample time learning about. From the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet favoured by notorious figures in the past to the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow which leads the future technology.
We hardly can crack all the uncanny facts about the German car brand because it has been nurturing surprises for us since its dawn in 1926.
Today, let us present you with 10 rarest Mercedes-Benz models that you should be thankful to God if ever seeing once.
1. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
When we say about one of the most successful cars on the racing tracks, we should never miss this masterpiece. It joins F! in 1954 and 1955 achieving 9 out of 12 races and 2 World Championships thanks to the technology emulating that of the Messerschmitt 109 plane.
In 2013, it became the second highest sum (~N11b) for a 4-wheeled vehicle at an auction in history
2. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream
Swiss entrepreneur Ueli Anliker was so much in love with his 2011 SLR that he warmed his vehicle up with a coat of gold on the wheels and headlights. Especially, the interior is home to not only gold but also other kinds of jewelry to boost its luxury.
The Swiss have put it into tremendous upgrades but with his asking price of about $10m (~N3.6b), the car has not found its new home yet.
There are lots of gold elements on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream
The interior seems like a heaven of luxury
3. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial
The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial was put into production between 1936 and 1944. People compared it to the 500K but the biggest difference lies in the engine of the 1936 54 K Spezial which was upgraded to excel in speed.
Mercedes-Benz made it in various body types including Cabriolet, coupe, and limousine.
The highest price ever for this Spezial was $12m (~N 4.3b) sold in California.
Video: 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster $11,770,000 SOLD!
4. 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K
This luxury model was built sometime between 1935 and 1936. The high-performance vehicle was put into limited production with just a hundred units ever released.
For its rarity, the whopping price of $3.7m (~N1.34b) was paid to have this model. The event occurred in 2011 in Monterey, California.
The high-performance vehicle was put into limited production with just a hundred units ever released
5. 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Roadster
The AMG letters in its name have revealed enough about the car: it provides high-performance. AMG is promised to bring the CLK GTR into “beast mode”.
The original Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was priced at $1.5m (~N542m) but the AMG edition pulled up its price significantly to $3.5m (~N1.27b).
The AMG edition pulled up its price significantly to $3.5m (~N1.27b)
6. Mercedes-Benz C112 Concept
The Mercedes-Benz C112 Concept was revealed to the public in the 90s as a model which emulated a lot from the McLaren F1 supercar in its aesthetics.
Its 6L V12 engine is capable to crank out 400 HP and deliver a top speed of more than 190 mph.
Sadly, the production of the vehicle was limited; hence only some potential customers could try their hands at it with a price tag of about $3m (~N1.1b)
Its 6L V12 engine is capable to crank out 400 HP and deliver a top speed of more than 190 mph
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7. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Built between 1953 and 1962, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL came in form of a race car and could overtake any other models of its time. There were only some thousand units ever produced, so it's no surprise only few are still left at present.
Built between 1953 and 1962, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL came in form of a race car
8. 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Roadster
This two-seater sports car first appeared in the 1920s but until 1930s there was no longer in production. Being one of the top famed racing cars during its time. The car is now extremely rare. Experts put it on the calculator and said there were only 5 units available now.
In 2004, there was one of the iconic Mercedes was sold for $3.3m (~N 1.2b).
Experts put it on the calculator and said there were only 5 units available now
9. 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Torpedo Roadster
Mercedes-Benz joined hands with Saoutchik, a French auto-body manufacturer in making the Torpedo. There were only twelve units ever rolling on roads. No wonder the car was tagged with a steep high price in 2013 for $8.25m (~M3b). This was at RM Auctions in California.
The car was tagged with a steep high price in 2013 for $8.25m (~M3b)
10. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK
When it was released, the 38/250 SSK developed a craze in everywhere it passed by. The son of the Wind attained a lot of success on the race.
When it was released, the 38/250 SSK developed a craze in everywhere it passed by
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