Brabus Looks Back
Oldtimers in Focus
Recent news from Brabus reveals an addition to this tuner’s traditional repertoire of overpowered 200 mph contemporary Mercedes; classic sales and restoration of selected Mercedes classics. In partnership with the German dealer group Lueg, Brabus Classics will source, restore and sell unique classic Mercedes as well as offer paint, upholstery and restoration services for clients.
Young Classics Too
Nor will this new division of Brabus confine its efforts only to the established classics. With growing support for the emerging ‘young classics’ from Mercedes enthusiasts worldwide and Mercedes Classic in Fellbach, Brabus will follow suit offering restored post 1973 models as well. Mid to late ’80 SECs and 116 series sedans have been spied in the Brabus Classic workshops.
Prices will be understandably staggering, however, if you wish to either have a car restored or purchase something in the Brabus Classics inventory. What’s the value add of the Brabus brand being behind the classic Mercedes you purchase or decide to restore? That remains to be seen as the proof will be in the overall quality of the final product. The current dollar/euro relationship skews a real world value judgement.
Regardless, Brabus’ classic commitment further legitimizes the growing sentiment that many of the Silver Star’s less glamorous products of the ’70s and ’80
roy spencer/editor mercedesheritage