Check out today's homepage article about some notorious Benz owners from the dark days of history. Why do you think so many bad dudes like such good cars?
They know how to roll in style for sure
Just to add to your list: the corrupt-kleptoratic-scandal ridden Indonesian government have two S600 Pullman Guards on active duty; one for the president and the other is for the veep. Rumor has it that they actually have as many as six Pullmans!
"While a 5-Series might handle better, and a Jag might be (slightly) faster, they pail in comparison to the sheer magnificence of a Mercedes Benz. And it seems that we're not alone in our appreciation for the marque. Many of the world's infamous dictators have worked out their power-plots in the back of a Mercedes. But why choose a Mercedes over say, a Rolls Royce, or a Cadillac?"
Drives: 2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe; 2011 GLK 350 w/ Premium 1, Multimedia & Sport Appearance; I LOVE IT!
I seem to remember tye ***** driving a Rolls Royce in one of the Indiana Jones movies, and the Arab Sheik they were trying to do business with wanted it more than the treasure they had brought for him...
__________________ Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
My E350 has a very convenient 'Political Prisoner Restraint System' (ideal for attaching handcuffs) just below and in front of the rear seat. The fold-out metal loop looks very similar to the Cargo Attachment points in the trunk, but the location of the PPRS gives away the true purpose.
__________________ 2008 E350 4Matic
MB Canada MY08 spec: 952 Sport Pkg, 954 Avantgarde Line, MPP Premium Pkg, 755 Tenorite Grey Metallic, 821 Black Leather, 732 Black Bird's Eye Maple Wood, 413 Panoramic Sunroof, heated 4 seats & steering wheel, PPRS. CPO with 24k km (= 15k miles) in summer 2011
2004 C240 4Matic (gone)
1999 C230 Kompressor sedan 'Classic' trim (long gone) - New in 1999, this cost the same as the '08 E350 CPO (above) did in 2011.