Where Benzes Are Reborn – The Downshift Episode 24



On this episode of The Downshift, we head to Fellbach, Germany for a special look at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Part restoration garage and part museum, the Classic Center is tasked with keeping Mercedes-Benz’s illustrious automotive history alive, with ongoing restorations of some of the automaker’s most precious and important models.

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23 thoughts on “Where Benzes Are Reborn – The Downshift Episode 24

  1. The AMG version of the Benz Patent Motorwagen would've been sick !

  2. NORML85 says:

    FANTASTIC VIDEO!!! Those beautiful Benzes brought a bit of a tear to my eye. Bravo!!! This is a place I would love to visit. Now all I have to do is finally purchase a soon to be classic Benz and keep her in good shape. Hmmm 190E EVO II or 560SEC AMG Hammer… Decisions, decisions….

  3. Microwave says:

    The feels

  4. Notice at the end the man says "Every car has a bit of Mercedes in it.", I am wondering if that includes GMC/CHEVY/FORD trucks?

  5. RL R says:

    Damn, I would love to work here!

  6. I love Mercedes, Beautiful cars, in the past and still in the present.

  7. bigfancycar says:

    Have a Coke and a smile.

  8. coffeefish says:

    The pompous German guy, and the special piano music? I am off Mercedes for life.

  9. Justin Knapp says:

    Must. Roll. Up. Tongue.

  10. I am Max says:

    I really want to go to fellbach and i had no idea there was one in california but i've always wanted to visit germany and the autobahn. This is all the more reason

  11. killomaster says:

    You can't be serieus, the S class brings Luxury and technologie together , always has and always will. Maybe not the same as a Rollce, but that is way Mercedes has Maybag. But the S class is "affordable" luxury.

  12. Robert says:

    Hooooolly shit. I know Mercedes-Benz Daimler isnt the official name you fucking grammar nazi. Im just saying they were two seperate companies both owned by Daimler. God youre so anal about it lol.

  13. Neojhun says:

    "Austro-Daimler, Not Mercedes-Benz Daimler" WTF. Austro-Daimler was a wholly owned subsidiary of "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft" the precursorsor to the morden day Daimler-Benz (Daimler AG post Chrysler) mother company of of the brand Mercedes-Benz. There is no such company as "Mercedes-Benz Daimler". Daimler AG is the co-operation while Mercedes-Benz is the product brand. I'm not being a bitch, these are the facts.

  14. Robert says:

    No the S is sporty but not a sports saloon, its an extended wheelbase e-class.

  15. Robert says:

    Yea Austro-Daimler, Not Mercedes-Benz Daimler. They made completely diffrent, independently designed cars. Dont be such a bitch.

  16. Neojhun says:

    WTF, his company started started with Volkswagen. But his early career as an employee was for a while at Austro-Daimler. Sound familiar? so don't talk bullshit.

  17. Robert says:

    Umm Ferdinand Porsche started in Volkswagen, not Mercedes. :P

  18. rawimpact says:

    You dont even know what the fuck you're talking about moron. The S-class isn't a luxury car because it isn't a bentley or rolls royce? Please elaborate on the difference between the bentley and S-class… what feature makes one a luxury car and not the other? BTW, i drive a 03 E55 you moron.

  19. love the classics , but after W124 they lost it

  20. rawimpact says:

    so now sports cars are better than luxury cars and the s class isn't one? you my friend are a retard…

  21. rawimpact says:

    try not to generalize more, k? mommy might get mad

  22. rawimpact says:

    wtf… since when does a camaro (Sports car) rival a S class (Luxury vehicle)? You cannot expect a company known for quality/luxury to compete against manufacturers who are just now bringing in soft-touch interior… I brought in a chevy volt because i just saw the commercial. Now lets compare the C-class to a chevy impala with the options to match mercedes. Mercedes c250: 37,000, Chevy impala LTZ: 30,000 + options to match the C250 = 33,000… so really, a 4k diff. to drive a benz?

  23. rawimpact says:

    Very? Chevy Volt: 40,000, Mercedes C350: 35.000

    cmon bro, try harder

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