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All The More Intriguing…

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Catching my first glimpse in person this week, my attraction was immediate.  The fact this all-new machine bears a rich historical title makes it all the more intriguing, especially from a manufacturer that typically hasn’t turned my head.  With this I say, show me more!

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Cars, Transportation

 

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All By Itself.

One truly stunning white-on-red classic effortlessly contributes a generous splash of panache to my neighborhood street.  While such a specimen of historic German elegance emerges from a long line of attractive relatives competing for their place, this particular 1961 190 SL also happens to hold its own, making a powerfully nostalgic statement all by itself.

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Cars, History, Mercedes-Benz

 

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A Fresh Look…

To new homes...

Among all the classic masterpieces already sold, slowly by surely come more for sale via Mercedes Motoring.  It’s always a pleasure to take a fresh look at the remarkable lot.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Cars, History, Mercedes-Benz

 

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Adding to My Bucket List…

Checking out the offerings du jour from my newest favorite sales source, this beautiful gem quickly rose to the top.  1978 was certainly a good year for SLs.  As such, I’m adding to my bucket list a cross-country road trip from Vermont to California.

The details are here, in case you beat me to it:

1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL for sale #1765408 | Hemmings Motor News.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2015 in And That's My Opinion, Cars, Mercedes-Benz

 

Of All His Moments…. This?

The well-played role of Tom Bradford notwithstanding, this schmaltzy moment of all-American automotive nostalgia is what somehow first popped into my mind upon hearing of his passing. RIP Dick Van Patten.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2015 in Cars, Current Events, Famous People, News

 

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Again, Worth Stopping.

As I’ve mentioned at least once before, a favorite cycling moment for me is one in which I’m brought to a halt by the sight of a well-kept, vintage Mercedes-Benz.  Such an instance came again, this time along Foothill Road in Santa Barbara.  On this occasion the beautiful classic worth stopping to examine was one Stone Pine Green 1976 450 SL, in remarkable condition– at least cosmetically for all I could see.  And even better– it’s for sale, along with many more photos than my one.  Have a complete look for yourself if you share my appreciation.

1976 450 SL, Stone Pine Green

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Cars, Mercedes-Benz

 

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From Within.

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Upon mere outside glance the decision might be a difficult one, given such immediate similarity between the C and CLA.  As well discussed however, the numerous distinctions come from within the engineering of these two Mercedes-Benz cars, not to mention that other difference– the one from within your bank account.  Horsepower, drivetrain and rear headroom aside, talking pure looks in this case, I get the feeling I’d opt for the lower-priced CLA myself.  Et vous?

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in And That's My Opinion, Cars, Mercedes-Benz

 

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