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Did MB ever make a handbuilt car

I'm curious if MB made a recent handbuilt car in the last 30 years or for that matter even fully hand assembled?
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Yea I bet the first one was. I think the AMG engines are the only thing that come out of MB that is hand built. The SLR would be my only guess.
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Some of the Maybach is hand built. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole were hand built.

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if I'm not mistaken....the G-Class is hand assembled.

I am also tempted to say the same about the Maybach and SLR...but not certain.

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I'm fairly certain the SLR is hand assembled.
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I'm curious if MB made a recent handbuilt car in the last 30 years or for that matter even fully hand assembled?
Yes, absolutely! I don't know the model year when this was changed, but MBs were hand assembled before Daimler went to the robotic assembly methodology.

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I'm fairly certain the SLR is hand assembled.
Well, I would HOPE that for $450,000 we would get a hand assembled automobile!

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Some of the Maybach is hand built. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole were hand built.
As I just commented regarding the SLR - if these are NOT hand assembled, would they be worth that kind of money? BTW, do you have any idea what the base price is, and how much they cost loaded?

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As I just commented regarding the SLR - if these are NOT hand assembled, would they be worth that kind of money? BTW, do you have any idea what the base price is, and how much they cost loaded?
A lot to alot.


Honestly though, I don't know. Somewhere between $350,000 - a million. (?)

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A lot to alot.

Honestly though, I don't know. Somewhere between $350,000 - a million. (?)
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