The Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally has reached its sixth edition and this year Mercedes-Benz will also celebrate 25 years in India.
It’s time for the sixth edition of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally, which will take place on November 10, 2019. The annual event was first organised in 2014 in partnership with Autocar India, to celebrate 120 years of Mercedes-Benz’s involvement in motorsport. This year’s rally will be special as it will celebrate Mercedes-Benz completing 25 years in India as well as 20 years of Autocar India.
As is the norm, a vast collection of classic Mercedes-Benz cars will be a part of the rally, with some truly remarkable (and rare) examples making an appearance. In recent years, the list of attendees has included a W08 Nurburg, a 300 SL Roadster, a 500K, two different examples of the 300 ‘Adenauer’ limousine and a similarly illustrious line-up is expected to be on display this year too.
Also expected are rare 170V (W136) models in at least three different bodystyles, a rare sight anywhere in the world. Lined up alongside them will be every classic generation of the E-class, S-class and SL-class, and different bodystyles based on the same platform – so coupé, estate, convertible and sedan versions can be spotted aplenty. And to top it off, you can expect to see a handful of modern classics with a couple of pleasant surprises to boot.