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Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s


St Jean Cap Ferrat Prestige – September 2018

We had vaguely heard about this two day event but never really seen much coverage of it, so we arranged to stay in nearby Nice in order to check it out. What an unusual and interesting event it turned out to be.

The harbour front of this high class riviera resort had been covered in a swathe of sea-green carpet to form a runway for the most exotic mix of classic cars and motorbikes we think we have ever seen in motion, and the stone piers and car parks had been laid out as a paddock for viewing them at rest. They ranged from genuine antiques to modern supercars, all crewed by excited owners who were more than willing to stop and chat about their steeds to anyone interested in listening.

Coupled to that, all the harbourside restaurants were offering their mouth-watering menus with the extra bonus of this fantastic show. We managed somehow, without booking, to bag a front row table and enjoyed a superb lunch as the cars zoomed past, each completing several circuits, all to a backdrop of the beautiful harbour, clear blue sky and warm sunshine.

The procession was all over in a couple of hours, prizes were awarded, and the cars returned to the paddock where they could be admired again in static repose. After the weekend this sleepy town once more returned to normality. Such a perfect event, and all completely free of charge. Did we dream it?

We are already investigating taking part next year in one of our older Mercedes…

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Coronavirus Precautions etc – Updated 30 November 2020

In line with UK Government instructions we will be open to visitors by appointment from 2 December onwards. A maximum of two people, who must be from the same household or bubble, will be permitted on the premises at any one time. Cars for sale may be inspected, and all contact surfaces will be sanitised before and after a customer visit. No test drives will be available. We are currently in Tier 2.

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for inspection are: R107 300SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W123 280TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 E220 cabriolet and W201 190E 2.5-16. Any of them can be reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.