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Mercedes-Benz W113

READER REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Some imaginary scenarios almost too perfect. Like the perfect bubble, shining in of pearl’s delicate hues, waiting to burst the instant you try it.

Turning an imagined perfect into a reality can only to disappointment. Either that, or is just a very popular on behalf of the dominion of mediocrity shapes. almost everything.

But yourself driving by Italy’s di Garda. The pleasabt, warm the lush green trees the Gardesana, this textbook of grand vistas, elegant and beautiful villages, some of are slightly dilapidated in that way only the Italians seem to be away with.

This is a road that, most circumstances, should for a delightful drive behind the of even the most humble of Naturally, one’s imagination, as ever, is quick to provide more illustrious fantasies, as if to the disappointment of one’s present. But the of the matter is: this piece of is begging for the right kind of Not necessarily for want of power or but because this landscape a machine that’s not left by nature’s lushness. Open-top it has to be then, preferably of a mature Traffic levels as well as new-found ambitions to enforce limits mean outright would actually be counterproductive. therefore after cruising (if not quite waftability), accompanied by looks and an agreeable engine The ideal Gardesana motor hence be a compact sixties and not necessarily the sportiest of the breed.

Which leads me straight to one of my aesthetic favourites. The Mercedes the Pagoda. I like to refer to it as the woman’s car, and not in the sense might want to describe a Nissan Micra CC. It’s the lack of aggression and its unpretentious, yet stance that makes it the vehicle for those more in class, rather than loud exhibitionism — tend to be of the fairer sex. Bracq’s styling of the Pagoda it a mature and subtle quality in some regards, the opposite of the extreme roadsters of the sixties. this mean a bloke can drive it with a paper bag his head? Most certainly A woman’s car made up of these would only

repel the most blinkered of

In a case of extreme good the beauty of Northern Italy and the of elegant, Franco-German motoring at my feet one sunny October — to create a most driving experience. I’d myself privileged driving a through Dortmund (or Milton for that matter). But this of machinery and environment was one of those instances when the Automotive aligned the stars.

Mercedes-Benz W113

After a yet most pleasant pizza I am handed the keys to a Mercedes-Benz 250 SL, Pagoda convertible, complete its original Italian owner’s in the passenger door pocket. In with the Italian spirit of this Pagoda is neither project car nor one of those ghostly examples, which have embalmed to a point where age and very own history seem to all but vanished. This particular has been taken good of, but it isn’t ashamed to show its age in areas. It also stands by its folly of having additional fog

And it even gets away wearing whitewall tyres, actually look superb in with its polished hub caps and the metallic silver (with a of light blue) paint.

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