MB Museum: “Gallery of Names”

Neue Akzente im im Raum Collection 4 „Galerie der Namen“: Fünf neue Fahrzeuge, unter anderem von Nicolas Cage, Cro und Lukas Podolski. Collections Room "Gallery of Names" at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Five new vehicles.

The Collections Room “Gallery of Names” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Five new vehicles. The ex-Princess Diana 500SL and the G-wagon ‘Popemobile’ on the left share space the clever “Names” gallery.

Collections Room “Gallery of Names” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

April 2017

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is now setting a new tone with the Collection 4 Room “Gallery of Names“: since 11 April 2017, the new room has enriched the permanent exhibition with the SLK 55 AMG of Lukas Podolski, the CLA SteetStyle designed by Cro the 190 E 2.3 of Nicolas Cage, the 190 SL of astronaut David Randolph Scott and the 300 GD of globetrotter Günther Holtorf.

Stuttgart. The “Gallery of Names” presents vehicles of famous individuals, such as Pope John Paul II., Lady Diana, Emperor Wilhelm II and Konrad Adenauer. The largest exhibit is the O 302 team bus of the German national football team from 1974, while the smallest object is the Daimler motorised road car of the Sultan of Morocco from 1892.

The Museum is now setting a new tone with the Collection 4 Room “Gallery of Names” and is exchanging vehicles. Space for the new additions will be made by four vehicles that will then be available for other purposes in the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection: the Mercedes-Benz 24/100/140 PS Roadster (1926) of Oscar Henschel, a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (1958), the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 AMG (1984) of Ringo Starr and the Mercedes-Benz ML 320 by the movie “Jurassic Park” (1997).

The new vehicles

Mercedes-Benz CLA StreetStyle designed by Cro
In 2015, the musician Cro, famous as a rapper with the panda mask, transformed a Mercedes-Benz CLA into a work of art. By the free-hand use of spray cans, touch-up pencils and paint, he created a unique design in Street Art style, which is now on show at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Fahrzeugeinbringung im Mercedes-Benz Museum: Der Mercedes-Benz CLA StreetStyle designed by Cro auf dem Weg in den Raum Collection 4 „Galerie der Namen“. CLA StreetStyle designed by Cro is lifted up into Collections Room 4.

CLA StreetStyle designed by Cro is lifted up into Collections Room 4.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG of Lukas Podolski
German national footballer Lukas Podolski bought a Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG in September 2006 – just after the football World Cup in Germany, in which the host country finished third. In terms of optional extras, the footballer opted for such features as the AMG Performance package.

Der Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG von Lukas Podolski aus dem Jahr 2006. Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG of Lukas Podolski.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG of Lukas Podolski.

Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 of Nicolas Cage
An expressive Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 was purchased by the actor, film producer and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage in February 1993: The black vehicle with AMG Drivers Package also boasts dark-tinted windows at the sides and rear. The original Mercedes-Benz cassette radio is still part of the extensive equipment specification.

Das Museum setzt in der „Galerie der Namen“ neue Akzente und tauscht einige Fahrzeuge aus. Collections Room "Gallery of Names" at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The CLA SteetStyle needs to get the right position.

Collections Room “Gallery of Names” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The CLA SteetStyle needs to get the right position.

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of David Randolph Scott
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of NASA astronaut David Randolph Scott, who in 1971 became the seventh human being to set foot on the moon, is in its unrestored original condition. He bought the elegant roadster on 2 March 1959 from new and owned it until August 2004. The 190 SL was unveiled in 1954 along with the 300 SL “Gullwing”. The two cars established the tradition of “SL standard production sports cars”.

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL von David Randolph Scott als Neuzugang in der „Galerie der Namen“ des Mercedes-Benz Museums. Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of David Randolph Scott.

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of David Randolph Scott.

Mercedes-Benz 300 GD of Gunther Holtorf
A total of 897,000 kilometres in 215 countries: that is the impressive record set by the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD of globetrotter Gunther Holtorf, who used “Otto”, the affectionate nickname given to the off-roader, for 26 years as an expedition vehicle. In doing so, he realised one of the brand’s advertising promises: “Where there’s a G, there’s a way.”

Technical data:

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG of Lukas Podolski
Year of manufacture: 2006
Cylinders: 8
Displacement: 5439 cc
Output: 265 kW (360 hp)
Number of units produced: 9541

Mercedes-Benz CLA StreetStyle designed by Cro
Year of manufacture: 2015
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1595 cc
Output: 90 kW (122 hp)
Produced: since 2013

Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3 of Nicolas Cage
Year of manufacture: 1993
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 2298 cc
Output 100 kW (136 hp)
Produced: 1988 to 1993

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL of David Randolph Scott
Year of manufacture: 1959
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1897 cc
Output: 77 kW (105 hp)
Produced: 1955 to 1963

Mercedes-Benz 300 GD of Gunther Holtorf
Year of manufacture: 1988
Cylinders: 5
Displacement: 2998 cc
Output: 65 kW (88 hp)
Produced: 1979 to 1991

text – photography/daimler ag

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