The MB Market is a Mercedes-exclusive content site that provides a focused platform for enthusiasts and buyers alike. We provide insight and analysis on the current Mercedes-Benz collector market and specialty vehicle listings.
Technology has changed the way we buy and sell vehicles. Instead of searching through local classified ads in search of the perfect Mercedes, online listings have become the industry standard and often, the vehicle isn’t close enough for a day trip. Rely on our founder’s expertise to help you keep a pulse on the market and track down the cars that may otherwise go overlooked.
Co-founder Blakley Leonard, has spent years searching through endless platforms and has slowly built a Mercedes collection unique within the community. His friend and co-founder, Ben Everest, was there every step of the way, often sending him the link to some Mercedes gem hidden within the deepest reaches of internet classifieds. Together, they have created a platform for the Mercedes enthusiast focused on giving the community the spotlight it deserves.
Meet The Founders
Ryan G. Hemphill, Esq.
Like his partners, Ryan was born into Mercedes. His parents each drove vintage SLs when they met (W113 280sl & W121 190sl) and Ryan was brought home from the hospital as a baby in the back of a diesel W123. Over the years Ryan has hunted down, brokered, bought, sold, researched and restored a lifetime’s worth of classic Mercedes-Benzes. With particular affinity toward those with an M120 V12 or a third-row seat (especially the W211 AMG wagon variant) Ryan has turned his passion into various MB-related business interests. Ryan can be found carving the concrete canyons (and traffic) of Midtown Manhattan where he lives and practices as an attorney.
Blakley found his passion early in life as a child riding in his father's Forest Green W123 through the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trend continued and by the time Blakley was driving, he was already an expert on all things Mercedes. He made it a mission to curate and build a collection from the Mercedes he admired from afar riding in his father’s W123. Despite the many untold sacrifices and long hours invested, Blakley has overcome countless obstacles along his journey. While he doesn't talk about it much, Blakley's unrelenting work ethic and constant drive has helped him to make great strides in achieving his dream collection.
Ben’s affinity for Mercedes Benz came early as well, from the carpool lane in his mother’s W126 in preschool to countless road trips in the backseat of his father’s W140. The passion really set in at 16 years old when his dad passed down his Brilliant Silver 1998 S320. Ben was hooked, any free time not spent behind the wheel was spent learning about the car and the company that fueled the passion. Ben now lives in Atlanta, Georgia and can often be found attempting to escape the city in a modern classic or on his Ducati Sport Classic