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Battery failures Q I recently read in a newspaper that new-car battery failures are rising. The article stated that 44 percent more auto owners reported suffering car-battery failures this year than in 2016. Are batteries not as good as they used to...
More About Ignition Systems for 1970s Classics Quincy Leslie, Michael Salemi   We weren’t able to cover the whole range of ignition systems available for classic Mercedes Benz vehicles in our May-June 2017 issue. Two of our readers took the time to...
Mastering the Art of Reading Car For-Sale Ads article  Gary Anderson Contributors  Pierre Hedary, Tyler Hoover, Richard Simonds For the classic-car enthusiast, the websites that advertise collectible cars for sale – bringatrailer.com, mbca.org/...
The Best of the Best: R107 & C107, 1971-1989 Article Tyler Hoover, Specifications Daniel Stahl, Images Daimler Archives   The R107 and its coupe variant, the C107, form the third generation of the classic Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters. Excellent –...
Behind the Star Gary Anderson Racecars, Supercars and Hypercars Who needs a thousand-horsepower street car? That’s a fair question, but we might just as well have asked 46 years ago who would need a massive 300SEL sedan capable of racing...
Your Club Mike Regennitter The year isn’t over   By the time you receive this issue, you probably have enjoyed many events and benefits that Mercedes-Benz Club of America offers. But the year isn’t over. There are still local and national events on...
President’s Message Terry Kiwala Taking Stock Whenever I travel to the National Business Office in Colorado Springs, I stay at the Antlers Hotel. Breakfasting at the same table where I sat before the start of the November 2013 MBCA board meeting, I...
Everlasting Love A story of enduring passion for a rare 1956 300Sc Cabriolet Article and Images Richard Simonds   Kent Emigh may have been one of the first automotive enthusiasts west of the Hudson River to learn about the ultra-exclusive 300Sc two-...
Period Performer This 1984 W126 500 SEL went straight from the showroom floor to premergrer Affalterbach for a full-house AMG upgrade   article Allan Lydon images David Ferguson   At the European Touring Car Championship race held at the famous...
Company Curios   Sublime, singular and strange machines and merchandise from 130 years of Daimler AG   As the oldest builder of motor vehicles in the world, Daimler AG has defined a global industry through continuous technical evolution, always...
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