|03-26-2011, 12:26 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: ML320,C230, F250, Bayliner, Mountain Bike, Fleetwood Motorhome etc...
Location: San Bernardino Ca
When did Mercedes start
importing to the USA? Also what models were first imported here? I have seen a few for sale from the 50's but come to find out they were imported by a either someone who was in the military back then, or in some other business overseas.
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|03-26-2011, 05:50 PM||#2 (permalink)|
When did mercedes start?? Try the 19th century... In 1885, German mechanical engineer, Karl Benz designed and built the world's first practical automobile to be powered by an internal-combustion engine. ...
Last edited by trazique; 03-26-2011 at 05:53 PM.
|03-27-2011, 03:28 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2009
|03-27-2011, 07:26 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 1983 300TD Wagon, 1966 250SE Cab
The Studebaker-Packard dealers were the first to officially bring MBs into the US; Mercedes had a deal with them from 1958-1963. The early MBs sold well-enough, but when Studebaker started to fail, Packard bought them out not knowing how bad they were financially. Eventually, the debts forced Packard to bankruptcy as well. As all that was going on, Mercedes realized that they'd better jump ship quickly, so they went to the dealers and convinced many of them to walk away from the Stude-Packard mess and become MB dealers. That was around 1966.
1969 Porsche 911S Targa
1983 Mercedes 300TD Wagon
1966 Mercedes 250SE Cabriolet (adopted)
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