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12 of Our Favorite Classics From German Automakers

Posted February 14, 2022 7:48 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Audi mercedes-benz volkswagen

Germany has had an outsized influence on the world of motoring since Karl Benz’s Patent-Motorwagen drove into history—on three wheels and with less than one horsepower—back in 1885. By creating a legacy encompassing everything from priceless exotics to people’s cars, as well as rugged trucks and motorcycles, Germany has remained at the forefront, profoundly reshaping design, manufacturing and consumer perception in a way that’s uniquely… well, German. The same words always come to mind when we think of our favorite German vehicles: engineering (sometimes over engineering), precision, quality, durability. That last trait, durability, applies not just to the mileage (or amount of terrain) German vehicles are built to cover, but also to the staying power that they have with enthusiasts. As a segment of the collector vehicle hobby, German cars have an outsized influence and an outsized presence, driving market trends and often spurring new interest among people who’ve never owned a collector car before.

Here Hemmings editors name a few vehicles from Germany that pique their curiosity. Some are familiar, others might not be, but all are distinctly German.

Keep reading to discover the 12 German classics cited.

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