I’ve wanted one of these classic Mercedes since they were available new off the showroom floors. I think both represent some of the last timelessly beautiful automobiles ever built. From time to time, I run across a low-mileage, showroom condition one for sale online…generally at a fairly reasonable price. There’s hope yet to have one of these!
First, the Mercedes S-class (model designation W126) was the top of the line from 1979 til 1991. I think it’s just as handsome now as it was then.
And for those Sunday drives, I’d love a classic Mercedes SL convertible. This basic body style, designated as the R107, had a tremendously long run–from 1971 to 1989. A crisp white one would probably be my first pick, followed closely by a silver blue one with a dark blue top, but it’s an elegant car in any color.