A bygone era

The times, they are a-changin’ done changed. You’re not likely to find this kind of impossibly perfect intersection of opulence and sporting credentials anywhere anymore.


~ by velofinds on September 1, 2010.

6 Responses to “A bygone era”

  1. Sweeeeeet!

    Thats the best I could come up with…on this the day that I made my 280SE 4.5 my daily driver.

    Sweeeeeet!

  2. fantastic! what a marvelous daily that must be.

  3. worth linking here:

    1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 – Collectible Classic

  4. ahh I’ve always wanted a pre-1974 Benz…

  5. What an inspiring article. An excerpt:

    “Unhindered by the demands of marketing mavens, horsepower wars, or any real competition, Stuttgart spent the 1960s and early 1970s in a gloriously focused bubble. Its cars were designed and constructed with engineering considerations – not price or market niche – first. Styling came almost as an afterthought, an indifferent nod to the foolish whims of the outside world. What resulted were some of the most understated, well-rounded, and capable cars the world had ever seen.”

  6. And one more quote–one that could be applied to most any Mercedes up until 1995:

    “The stark interior is an exercise in restraint, a sparse combination of short-loop carpet, thin pillars, and unapologetically simple, well-trimmed surfaces.”

    Straight lines, no cupholders and MB-Tex FTW.

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