You can stump your friends with this one because it is the only Mercedes-Benz that can’t be purchased at a dealer. Back in 2001, the company decided to open their archives to build a few examples of their first model. Karl Benz patented his Motorwagen on January 29th, 1886. Meanwhile, Gottlieb Daimler patented his gas engine for use in horseless carriages.
Paul Daimler worked for his father, building cars with Wilhelm Maybach for Europe’s elite & wealthy. One such aristocrat was Emil Jellinek, who ordered 2 cars to be named after his daughter: Mercedes. The name stuck, and the rest is history.
Mercedes-Benz Classic has the original prototype, along with the original blueprints for it. So if you are interested they will build you a replica. As for price, if you have to ask…this car is not for you. It has no cruise control, lane keeping assist, or Android auto. Also, you won’t find a steering wheel, transmission, or a spare tire.