This, as you may or may not have guessed, is a classic Mercedes 300SL. And we can forgive you if you didn’t immediately recognize it, since this has to be one of the worst examples of a 300SL ever.
Picture the best vintage Mercedes you can buy. You’re wrong. This 1989 560 SL is the best, because you might actually be able to afford it.
Here is one stare-worthy classic Benz: the AMG Mercedes-Benz 300E 5.6 (W124). Click the image after the jump for a logo-free version of this week’s Wednesday wallpaper.
In this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday, we’re taking it back to a time when you could walk into a Mercedes-Benz dealership wearing your BluBlockers and Members Only jacket, and drive out like a boss with your new W124 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 Cabriolet … with checkered interior.
Next time you see an SLR at rest, think about all the work it took to get it into a state of stillness because I’m willing to bet this car’s natural state is somewhere north of 200 mph.
The video I’m about to show you saddens me, and at the same time, makes me smile like an idiot. Why? Because these two glorious Mercedes-powered behemoths represent the end of an era.
If the 600 Grosser limousine is the “Most Mercedes” Mercedes, what would be its runner-up? It would be this: the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe (W196).
We’ve discussed at length how the Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser limousine is the “Most Mercedes” Mercedes, but would that be the case if it had looked like this?
If this thing had racing gauges and an exterior devoid of CLK elements, I would care about it less than Wile E. Coyote cares about The Road Runner’s well-being.
Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz: a rivalry that triggered the age of titans.