Mercedes-Benz



Classic Mercedes Tyres


On the following pages, Longstone Classic Tyres give classic tyre fitment recommendations for Mercedes cars.


Currently Michelin make an excellent range of extremely high-quality tyres to support classic Mercedes. Here is a rough and simple way of finding what you need, or some of the links on the left might give you more detail


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Vintage & Classic Mercedes Tyres

When selecting a tyre for a Mercedes, it is vital not to consider the car's current value. Some of these older Mercedes are incredibly good value (for what they are); you get an amazingly well-built and designed car that cost a lot of money new for not a lot of money these days. Part of what initially made these automobiles so good was that they were manufactured with high-quality components, one of which was high-quality tyres. Tyres like the Michelin XWX were standard equipment on cars like Ferrari and Maserati, as well as Mercedes, so even some of the large heavy Mercedes were able to provide exceptional handling at high speeds because they were enhanced by tyres designed to make the world's fastest cars handle predictably at high speeds. Today, it is critical to preserve the integrity of antique vehicles by preserving them in their original condition. Mercedes has always made great vehicles, and they did not retain this reputation by using cheap, subpar tyres.

Here is an article from Classic Driver about Longstone’s supply of Vintage Mercedes Tires.


Mercedes-Benz History

Benz Motorwagen
Benz Motorwagen

Mercedes-Benz can trace its roots back to Karl Benz's invention of the first internal combustion engine in a car, as seen in the Benz Patent Motorwagen patented in January 1886 Gottlieb Daimler and their technician Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach, which was introduced later that year. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft introduced the Mercedes vehicle in 1901. (DMG). Emil Jellinek, a European automotive entrepreneur with Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG), filed the trademark in 1902, calling the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek. Jellinek was a businessman and marketing expert who marketed "horseless" Daimler vehicles to the highest levels of society in his chosen country. However, Jellinek's intentions were more ambitious, and as early as 1901, he was selling Mercedes vehicles throughout the "New World" as well as to notable US billionaires.

Later, in 1901, DMG re-registered the term "Mercedes" as a protected trademark worldwide. Following the merging of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's firms created the Daimler-Benz corporation on June 28, 1926, the first Mercedes-Benz branded automobiles were built. Throughout the 1930s, Mercedes-Benz developed the 770 model, an automobile that was particularly popular throughout Nazi Germany. During his time in power, Adolf Hitler was said to have ridden in a replica of this automobile with customised bespoke bulletproof windshields. The majority of the surviving 770 models were sold at auction to private bidders. One of the automobiles is presently on exhibit at the Ottawa War Museum. Mercedes-Benz has frequently supplied the pontiff's Popemobile.

Mercedes-Benz 770
Mercedes-Benz 770

Daimler Benz began to focus more on military items, such as the LG3000 truck and the DB600 and DB601 aircraft engines, beginning in 1937. To construct the latter, it erected a facility hidden in the forest in Genshagen, some 10 kilometres south of Berlin, in 1936. By 1942, the firm had essentially stopped making automobiles and had shifted its focus to war manufacture. According to the company's statement, over half of its 63,610 employees were forced labourers, prisoners of war, or concentration camp detainees in 1944. According to another report, the amount is 46,000. The corporation eventually compensated the families of the workers $12 million in restitution.

In 1958, the two businesses formed a collaboration with Studebaker to market their vehicles in the United States. When Daimler's non-Mercedes-partnered firm dissolved in 1966, a few American-based Daimler-Benz dealerships were turned into Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Mercedes-Benz has pioneered several electrical and mechanical improvements, as well as safety measures that have now become standard. Mercedes-Benz is currently one of the most well-known and long-standing automobile brands in the world.

In 1958, the two businesses formed a collaboration with Studebaker to market their vehicles in the United States. When Daimler's non-Mercedes-partnered firm dissolved in 1966, a few American-based Daimler-Benz dealerships were turned into Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Mercedes-Benz has pioneered several electrical and mechanical improvements, as well as safety measures that have now become standard. Mercedes-Benz is currently one of the most well-known and long-standing automobile brands in the world. Mercedes-Benz, which had previously been a business marque, was split off into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary called Mercedes-Benz AG in November 2019. The new entity would be in charge of Mercedes-Benz car and van operations.


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