Friday, 13 November 2015

Special Purpose Vehicles At The Mercedes-Benz Museum

In the United States, we tend to think of Mercedes as a luxury car company. In reality, Mercedes is more than willing to tackle anything that moves. Cars, buses, utility vehicles, an airplane or two. You need to haul something, chances are Mercedes-Benz has pondered how best to move it. The museum had some fun examples of these special-purpose vehicles.

A convertible for a princess, Diana. She eventually had to return the car after the purchase created an uproar over buying foreign German over something home English. Alas, Jaguar or Rolls Royce were better options.

The Pope mobile.

Two buses, an early, proper English model and a bright, snazzy example from Latin America.

A custom-made hauler for race cars.

And plenty of race cars to haul. Before the wireless, computer age, Mercedes used this trail vehicle to gather test information by way of cables between the two vehicles.

Don't worry, Mercedes can be with you right up until you die. And after!

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