Retro Classics 2020: Celebrating the Future of the Car

Retro Classics
20th Year Celebrating the Car.

Stuttgart. At the 20th Retro Classics in Stuttgart from 27 February to 1 March 2020, Mercedes-Benz will highlight the way its brand has been defining the future of motoring for over 100 years. A Mercedes-Simplex 40 hp from 1903 and the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA show car will be among the highlights of this year’s booth, covering more than 500 square metres, which can be found in Hall 1. Both these vehicles stand for the future of mobility in their respective historical periods.

According to the organizers, Retro Classics in Stuttgart is now the world’s largest show for motoring culture. The 20th event will take place from 27 February to 1 March 2020 in an area totaling around 140,000 square metres at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. On Thursday, 27 February 2020, Retro Classics will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Friday (28 February 2020) to Sunday (1 March 2020), the show will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Experience the future of the car as it has progressed over more than 100 years. A factory-restored 300 SL Roadster and exclusive vehicles will be offered from ALL TIME STARS. For the first time, all 20 approved German Mercedes-Benz Brand Clubs will be represented at the Retro Classics

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W 198) from 1960. The car is offered for sale after a factory restoration by Mercedes-Benz Classic.

Mercedes Concepts

At Retro Classics, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA show car provides one possible answer to this question. The show car celebrated its premiere in September 2017, at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main. The Concept EQA shows how Mercedes-Benz’s EQ strategy can be successfully carried over to the compact models. The battery-powered show car has one motor on each of the front and rear axles with a total system output of 200 kW. This creates a permanent four-wheel drive vehicle with variable torque distribution.

World première at the 2017 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt – Mercedes-Benz presents the first, fully electric EQ concept vehicle in the compact car segment.


ALL TIME STARS will be at the Retro Classics with a representative anticipated range of seven classics from different eras. From the 1960s, the Mercedes-Benz Classic car dealership is presenting an exquisite 220 SE “Ponton” Cabriolet (W 128) from 1960 and a 280 SL “Pagoda” (W 113). That flagship cabriolet was expertly restored in 2006. The 280 SL was the second car of this model produced, it was built and registered in 1967 – the year before the official market launch in 1968.

Clockwise from upper left: Mercedes-Benz 230 C (C 123) from 1980, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (R 129) from 1993, Mercedes-Benz 220 SE “Ponton” Cabriolet (W 128) from 1960, Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (W 111) finished in papyrus white from 1970.

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