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It is difficult to appreciate just how exotic any new Mercedes Benz Fintail would have appeared to the average Briton in the early to mid ‘sixties. t that time, even the cheapest 190 seemed to belong to a Cold War cinema drama, preferably one with a score by John Barry.


Some of the greatest cars in the history of motoring wear their distinction lightly. You might, for example, have the very good fortune to encounter what looks like a W108 series Mercedes-Benz 300SEL, with every inch of its coachwork exuding discreet good taste.

News: Mercedes- Benz 450 SE 1979: An interview with Gavin Nettmann.

Not many people can say that they own their dream car: this is not the case for Gavin Nettmann. Since 1974, aged 5, Gavin fell in love with cars. At the age of 5, his next door neighbours (an orthopaedic surgeon)and a civil engineer) living across the road both owned a Mercedes-Benz ‘S-Class’ 350SE. It’s a love affair that has spanned 42 years. Here in an interview exclusive to Lancaster Insurance, Gavin tells us when his dream of owning a classic Mercedes, finally became a reality.

News: Sixty Years of the Mercedes-Benz Fintail

A Mercedes-Benz “Fintail” (“Heckflosse” in Germany) is a car that exudes gravitas and menace in equal measure.

News: Mercedes-Benz W123 40th Birthday

For many years the W123 series Mercedes-Benz was an omnipresent sight across the globe, the taxi that would take Euro-executives to their hotel, the Polizei car that would gong you for speeding or even the ambulance that might save your life. 40 years after the first examples graced showrooms, they are widely regarded as one of the finest vehicles to bear the Tri-Star emblem. - Written by Andy Roberts.

News: Modern Classic Monday - Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

In the third of our ‘Modern Classic Monday’ series, we speak to Charlie North, our PR Manager, and hear her pick, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

News: 40 Years of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Which current Mercedes-Benz model range has enjoyed a forty-year production history? It is, of course, the G-Class, yet it is still hard to believe that the first examples were launched in 1979.

News: Former George Harrison Mercedes-Benz joins the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle line up

50 years after the release of the iconic ‘Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album, Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle is thrilled to have secured George Harrison’s Mercedes-Benz for this year’s show.

News: Rare Mercedes-Benz takes centre stage at Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle, weekend of 15/16th July

With Mercedes-Benz as the chosen marque feature for 2017 the event organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle are delighted to announce that an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen replica, kindly loaned by Haynes Motor Museum, designed by Karl Benz and widely regarded as the first automobile ever will be showcased at the Dorset annual event.

News: 20 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SLK

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the end of its era with the new SLC taking its place. We take a look at the history behind the classic car and delve into the wonderful world of SLKs.

News: The Ultimate Sporting Estate? 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Crayford

The great motoring writer Tom McCahill regarded the 300SEL 6.3 saloon as the “World’s best car” – but more exclusive still is this 1969 Crayford Estate version.

News: Cars That Changed History - The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Picture the scene – it is 1955, and you are travelling westwards along the A36 in your Standard Vanguard Phase for a Sunday afternoon in the New Forest.