Blog Posts Tagged with: Mercedes-Benz
Reality Bites: Reflections on Scottsdale
Friday, January 24th, 2014
Jim FiskeI like the winter weather in Arizona a lot more than here in the northeast. Why? Because of the outside temperature. For example, today there isn’t one. As in zero. Nada. Zilch. Null. Last week in Scottsdale it was a high of 75, with temps dropping to 45 at night. Brrr. I needed a light jacket last week. Today I came to work dressed like the Michelin...
Pebble Beach Diary Part 8 - Mecca for Collector Car Fans
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Our series on the road to Pebble Beach for a Lincoln Judkins coupe continues. Seeing the diary for the first time? Check out theprevious entriesto get caught up.
Pebble Beach Diary Part 8
By David Schultz
Since my last installment, I received my formal invitation to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is quite an impressive package, as the Pebble Beach Concours team works very hard to make a...
Chubb Collector Car's 2nd Annual Car Show Raises Money for Charity
Monday, May 20th, 2013
On Friday May 17th, Chubb Collector Car held it's second annual Car Show to benefit the winner's charity of choice. Over 20 cars were entered in the show and several hundred Chubb Employees and guests attended. The show is strictly people's choice and the 1st place winner takes all for their charity.
Noteworthy cars included a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster which the owner has had for more than 30 years and a 2006...
Client Profile - Special Feature: Bruce Canepa
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Born into a California car family, Bruce Canepa has been involved with motor vehicles nearly his entire life. He learned about cars from the bottom up, working within his father’s car and truck dealerships. He started simply washing cars, and eventually moved up working through the body, paint, fabrication and repair shops. By the time Bruce was out of college, he began managing his dad’s dealerships, which included Lincoln-Mercury,...
Three Favorites Being Sold In Scottsdale
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
The wait is over, it's time to dust off the suitcase and get ready for the trek to Scottsdale. The Arizona Auctions are legendary for delivering a much-needed shot of automotive therapy post-holidays. This annual trip is a highlight for the Chubb team, and we know we're fortunate to be on the front lines during one of the biggest weeks on the classic car calendar. Chubb is proud to continue our affiliation with Gooding...
The Gullwing Experience
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
The Mercedes 300SL is either already in the garage or on the bucket list of nearly all major car collectors.
There were less than 1,500 made over a 4 year period, and after a full restoration, they regularly sell for more than $800,000. If you've got one with the right kind of metal, then you might need a balance closer to $5 million in your bank account.
We talked more about the car just a few months ago, and we had...
Alloy Gullwing - The Best of the Best in Scottsdale - Update: SOLD - New World Record
Friday, January 20th, 2012
What sets this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL apart from the rest is its aluminum skin. When it comes to rare, alloy-bodied Gullwings are it. Only 29 of these cars were ever ordered and built. Why the alloy you ask? For racing of course! The use of aluminum saved nearly 200lbs vs. the standard steel-bodied Gullwing. As you know, more power and less weight is critical. According to the history books, this Gullwing never saw racing of any kind.
Nearly Perfect 1966 220SE
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Every so often you find a classic car who's age, colors, condition, and overall personality draw you in. While looking for this week's 'Mercedes for sale', we stumbled across this very nice 220SE listed here on Classiccars.com. Go have a look! For some reason, these old Mercedes wear this particular shade of beige really well. When combined with darker leather, wood, and canvas, these cars become a real classy...
125 Years of Innovation from Mercedes
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Despite all the amazing cars Mercedes has produced over the years, the most valuable product the automaker has offered has been their goal of making cars better, safer, and faster. Today we celebrate Mercedes Innovation: From when you step on your brakes to being protected by a crumple zone, odds are good that Mercedes engineers were involved.
Before we get into some of the more interesting things that have come of...
Diesel never looked so good: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 220D
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Sometimes what makes a not-so-unique car truly rare is its condition. That's the case with this week's pick; a very nice 1972 Mercedes-Benz 220D. (Yes, that is "D" as in "Diesel"). We've all seen the un-maintained Mercedes-Benz Diesel chugging down the road, black smoke spewing from the tail pipe, back bumper and trunk covered in oil smoke. That's not the case with the Mercedes we've...