Here we have an ultra rare Trasco 1000 SEL, a stretched limousine based on the W126Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. There is a flag pole holder on the left-front fender, just behind the indicator, indicating this is an ex-government car.
I found the enormous machine standing outside of a rather crappy car repair shop just south of the Third Ring Road in Beijing. They said they were restoring it but I didn’t see much work going on. The paint was obviously in poor shape, but the body itself was fine, no rust or rot in sight, so a good new paint job will do miracles here.
Earlier this year I stumbled upon an impressive collection of rare Mercedes-Benz sedans in Beijing. The cars were displayed in a former Mercedes dealer near the Goldenport race track in the northeast of the capital. The dealership is selling RVs now, and the collection has been moved elsewhere. Starting now with a very clean W126 280SE S-Class.
A black and beautiful Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman stretched limousine, Spotted in China near the Goldenport race track in Beijing. The big Benz was in very good shape and basically looked like new. Paint and shine were perfect and everything was original, down until the optional AMG alloys.
The new Mercedes-BenzE-Class L has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 436.800 yuan and ends at 498.800 yuan. The E-Class L is a long-wheelbase variant of the E-Class sedan, manufactured in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. There will be two variants: the standard car and a Sport, with a sporty grille and wheels. The car on the photos is an E300L Sport.
A wondrous white W124Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, Spotted in China near the Goldenport race track in Beijing. The good E was in a perfect shape, paint as smooth as silk, rubber as soft and juicy, no busts or rust, and mostly original.
Last month the Shanghai Municipal Government auctioned off eight ultra rare Dynasty 1000 W140Mercedes-Benz S500L Pullman limousines, and one of those cars ended up at a second hand dealer in the great city of Changchun, and that is where I found it.
Six Brabus super sedans, Spotted in China gathering dust on the parking lot of a closed-down dealer in east Beijing, not far from a Zotye dealer I visited that same day. The Brabus’ are based on the last-generation W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Five are V8 powered Brabus 50S 4M and one is a V12 powered Brabus 60S. Five are in black and one in white.
The first Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman has arrived in China, an all-white example was seen in a Mercedes-Benz training center. China is the main intended market for the Pullman, official debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. The arrival comes hot on the heels of the Shanghai government selling off eight W140 Pullman limousines.
An extremely beautiful black Mercedes-BenzW210 E-Class sedan, Spotted in China in east Beijing. The good Benz was in an absolute perfect condition, smooth in paint and shiny in chrome, without rust or busts, and original down to the shiny gray alloys.
It is a diplomatic car, recognizable by the red character 使 (shi), short for 大使馆 (dashiguan), which means embassy. The number 133 refers to the North Korean embassy. Well, if they maintain their missiles as good as this great car we got to be careful!
A very tragic Car Crash in China. It happened in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, where an ultra rare MansoryMercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 crashed into a Hyundai SantaFe SUV. The crash itself doesn’t seem so serious, but the Mansory somehow caught fire and burned out badly.