Mercedes-Benz N1300: coffee and van – a love story
Gonçalo Cardoso has fallen in love with a real rarity from 1975 and sworn to remain faithful to her.
The Mercedes-Benz N1300 is one of the rarest vans in the world
The N1300 was only in production for a couple of years, meaning there are very few of them left. Gonçalo’s van comes from the Vitoria factory in northern Spain and is a true gem! It’s basically a repurposed DKW Schnellaster – a vehicle which was only completed when Daimler AG acquired the factory and gave it its star and an OM615 engine. With his own hands, Cardoso has lovingly transformed his van into a stylish coffee truck and made the unmistakeable appearance of the N1300 his trademark. Since then, the two have been driving through Porto under their ‘Combi Coffee’ banner.