1963 Mercedes-benz Ad

1963 Mercedes-Benz Ad

Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to a history that goes all the way back to 1886. That was the year the first Benz Patent- Motorwagen was introduced. The German company has been building cars and trucks ever since then.

Patent Wagen

1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen

Mercedes-Benz can claim, along with Aston Martin, Fiat, Opel, Peugeot, and Renault, to have done business in three centuries–a pretty cool achievement.

Though Mercedes’s focus today is primarily on luxury products, especially in the U.S., the company also produces a successful line of commercial trucks. Of the 380,000 vehicles Mercedes-Benz sold here last year, almost 35,000 were commercial vans.

But, it’s the cars we love. Thus, all of the ads we’ve complied here are for coupes, sedans, and convertibles. You really can’t summarize 130 years of car building with just ten ads, so we didn’t even try. We just selected some of our favorite magazine spots. We hope you enjoy them, too.

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1907 American Mercedes

1907 Mercedes Ad

1907 American Mercedes Ad (American Mercedes built Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S. under license between 1904 and 1907.)


1936 170-H

1936 170-H

1936 Mercedes-Benz 170-H Ad


1959 190SL

1969 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Ad

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Ad


1961 300D

61 300D

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300D Ad


1963 300SL Roadster

1963 Mercedes Roadster Ad

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Ad


1974 450SLC (Britain)

1974 Mercedes SL Ad

1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC Ad


1975 450SE

1975 450SE

1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SE Ad


1982 380SEC (Italy)

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC Ad

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC Ad


1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

1989 560SEL Ad

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Ad


1990 190E

1990 Mercedes 190 Ad

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Ad

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