As illustrious as the past Mercedes-Benz has is, and as well organized and available as the German juggernaut has remained over the past century through wonderful programs like the Classic Center, there are still many rare bits of its history that even its most ardent followers would be surprised to know were ever a thing.
Over the past 40 years, we’ve been fortunate and diligent enough to have gathered a robust photo archive that can provide rare insight into the history of the iconic happenings surrounding the three pointed star. This is Vol. 1 in our Photo Archive series of posts dedicated to Mercedes-Benz.
Of the thousands of archived original photos in the collection, these are the ones that caught the eye on a particular day of browsing. The following images are original series photographs from our collection, the vast majority of which have hand typed descriptions on the back that were applied shortly after they were developed in period.
NOTE: The full image gallery is at the bottom of this article if you wish for a more comprehensive look at the photos in the collages below.
The Missing Link
Uhlenhaut’s Riveting Ride
Kurt Wörner Documented The Grand And Mundane
Pushing And Pulling
Spartan Beginnings And Breaking Spoilers
The Lighter Side