Owning a super-expensive, super-fast car is undoubtedly a fantasy for a vast number of people. Luxury is a way of life only few can afford, and celebrities are certainly among those who can. We have decided to take a peek into their car-buying habits and present you with the most fascinating and most expensive, glossy examples in their collections. Then, you could consider investing in a luxury car yourself or maybe try out a luxury car rental to get the feel of extravagance and enjoy the ride.
From the Mercedes Gullwings of the 1950s to the Ford Mustangs of the 1960s, there are vintage cars to be found in all corners of the USA. And CNN reports, the value of vintage cars skyrocketed by 430% between 2005 and 2015 – making them an excellent investment as well as beautifully retro. And with luxury cars now taking up an estimated 6% of the US car market, many people are now combining two of their passions and searching for luxury vintage automobiles in which to invest. With that in mind, here are some of the best luxury cars from the history books.
We here at Imagine Lifestyles love to have a good time. That’s why we had to say yes when the opportunity came for us to put our cars on display at the 97.5 Fantasy Fest in Philadelphia. The Fantasy Fest was held on August 27th 2017 at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, and brought together one of the biggest parties that venue has seen all year!
Take a look at our video recap!
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Not a week goes by that I am not asked the question, “do you guys offer delivery?” The answer is an enthusiastic YES! Imagine Lifestyles maintains a fleet of trucks and trailers that are ready at a moments notice to deliver you the luxury or exotic car that is just right for your weekend getaway, or your month long stay.
Some of the common questions asked about this service include whether or not we can operate at the airports. The answer to this is also YES! Our team of professionally trained drivers can meet you right at the terminal, enabling you to hop right off your flight and into your car. No more wandering through massive terminals, or waiting for shuttle buses to take you to a dingy rental car kiosk where you have to wait in line. Simply walk up to your vehicle, allow us to assist you with your bags, and be on your way. We’ll even have the AC set so the car is nice and comfortable from the moment you open the door.
So Mercedes-Benz just created a real transformer. The Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (IAA) has just taken the annual Frankfurt Auto Show by storm—showcasing the first-ever automobile capable of changing shapes whilst driving down the road.
This technology is different than just the typical automotive ability to produce a rear wing at high speeds. The Mercedes-Benz IAA is essentially a shape shifter, able to alter its physical form at speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour. To make it even cooler, depending on preference, it is a hybrid.
Never a brand to take the backseat approach–Mercedes-Benz is challenging others in the SUV arena with the rather robust AMG coupe. This luxury beast is pulsating with power and holds true to that distinctive brand curb appeal we all love so much. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 is being called a coupe, but has an interesting blend of an SUV and a coupe.
(Photo by Mercedes-Benz) Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63
It is simply not sufficient to offer a premium vehicle on the market these days—it must also offer plenty in the performance arena. The idea of a performance SUV was not all that huge in the past, with brands like Land Rover pretty much dominating and handling that area. Now, more contenders are entering the arena with their fuel efficient, luxurious and performance-driven SUV offerings and things are fueled up for pure exhilaration for the foreseeable future.
Mercedes-Benz is known predominantly for its exotic sports car and sedan offerings. The brand is also no stranger to SUVs, vans and superior off-roading beasts like the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG and the G500. So is it an April Fool’s Day jest, or will there be a Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck offering?
The renderings of a potential Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck have ignited rumors that the luxury automaker could be changing course and entering the pick-up truck market. According to Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche: “The Mercedes-Benz pickup will contribute nicely to our global growth targets. We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains and value.” The fairly cut-and-dry statement of intent was released along with the teaser rendering featured above.
The creative Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 rolled onto the scene back in 2013 on her 6 wheels. The typical rumor topics swirled, including pricing, specs and number of units. Against all odds, 100 units of the G63 6×6 have sold in just two years…at $400,000+ each!
Initially, Mercedes-Benz approached the idea with supreme caution, creating just two units and gauging customer demand. That demand ended up being quite large for the interesting vehicle, with orders pouring in regardless of the high price tag. It seems that vehicles with a distinct sense of style and personality tend to attract and maintain a steady fanbase: Think Land Rover, Jeep and now the Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6. So why in the world is the brand pulling the plug on the model after unloading 100 units? It could just be a case of quitting while ahead. It is not clear if Mercedes-Benz will accept special orders for the 6×6 at anytime down the road.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision GT is perhaps the most stunning concept ever created by the brand. While it was assumed that the Mercedes-Benz Vision Grand Turismo shall exist only in the virtual realm, the Vision GT could actually be gearing up for an unconventional production run.
The rumors and confusion about the real car were ignited by a James Edition post. The post is offering a shiny new Mercedes-Benz Vision GT for $1.5 million. The company behind the sale is Florida based J&S World Wide Holdings, which has a vision to build the Vision on the chassis of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT.
Amid all of the action building up in Detroit for the annual motor show, Mercedes-Benz announced that 2015 shall be the ‘Year of the SUV’. What that means, according to Daimler AG’s Dieter Zetsche is that the marque will be bestowing four new luxury SUV’s onto the market.
Mercedes-Benz proclaimed that 2015 is to be the “year of the SUV” this past Sunday in Detroit.
Among the new SUV offerings will be the recently revealed Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe, and sibling GLE 450 coupe:
- The Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG: This nice lady is the range-topper. She is a crossover packing a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine producing 577 thirsty horses. The 0-60 mile per hour jump is achieved in 4.2 seconds.
- The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG: This SUV sibling is a sports coupe that will help begin the new lineup of automobiles carrying the “GL” badging. Similar to the E-Class, she is mid-sized. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 paired with a 9-speed automated gearbox pushing her from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds.
The new GLE SUV is a bit of a SUV/coupe hybrid in terms of styling cues and performance specifications. It is intended to provide all of the expected perks of owning an SUV, such as ruggedness, but with all the sporty grace of a sleek coupe car. According to Ola Kallenius, Daimler AG Board of Management: “The timing is just right. The market for SUV’s is only getting stronger. It is a sporty coupe with SUV genes.”