InterClassics and TopMobiel celebrate 125 years of Mercedes

| 16 Mar 2011

 

Around 18,000 visitors flocked to this year's top classic car show in the BeNeLux nations from 14-16 January.

Some 600 cars were on show, but a vast array of Mercedes filled two halls to commemorate 125 years of the company. Among them were a '38 Werk-Manheim-assembled 320 Cabriolet A and an unusual '69 300SEL 6.3 Coupe penned by Pininfarina.

Fiats were featured too, headed by a '53 Siata Desirata Daina Sport with Fiat 2300 power and an 1100cc '47 streamliner. A '54 Fiat quickly sold for €19,500, hardly surprising as it was one of only 200 bodied by Fissore Sabignano. An Aston DB4 S1 and Mercedes 300SL also found new homes in the dealer section.

Victor of the stand awards was Austin-Healey Club Nederland, whose Le Mans-themed display featured 54 FAC, the third '62 works Sebring lightweight 3000; plus a '61 racing example built by Denis Welch.

Missed it this year? Don't despair, because the date for next year's been set for 13-15 January 2012.