At the 2013 Classic Days from 2 to 4 August,
Mercedes-Benz Classic held an S-Class exhibition.
Leafy green, gorgeous weather and a moated Rhineland castle: German TV viewers are familiar with the backdrop of Schloss Dyck as a setting for TV series in which passionate emotions are played out. But the fact that it stands for inviolable natural countryside is thanks not to television but to the Classic Days:
Once a year, automobile enthusiasts from all over the continent stream into Schloss Dyck to marvel at treasures from past decades. This time, they were able to look forward to a very special highlight: an S-Class exhibition from Mercedes-Benz Classic.
Time travel with the S-Class.
With a choice selection of famous S-Class models, at the Classic Days Mercedes-Benz Classic took visitors through the long history of luxury segment vehicles from the Stuttgart-based brand. Former racing greats Hans Herrmann, Dieter Glemser and Baroness Ewy von Korff-Rosqvist accompanied the cars. Among the legends displayed, there was a Mercedes-Benz 220 (W 180), which raced in the Mille Miglia in 1956. There was also a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112). This won long-distance races from Argentina to Germany in 1963 and 1964. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 paid its respects too.
This racing limousine, nicknamed the "Red Sow" was the surprise winner of its class at the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, in 1971, and came an outstanding second place overall. Less surprising were the reactions of the connoisseurs present at Schloss Dyck: the exhibition elicited widespread enthusiasm.