"Some car designers will forever be associated with one brand or have a style all of their own but the legendary Paul Bracq is not only a talented car designer but a sculptor, artist and even had a hand in "
Friday Car Crush #50: Mercedes 220 Coupé (111)
A neighbour of mine used to own one of these beauties. There’s something amazingly sculptural about the curvature of the glass in the rear three-quarter that made me sigh.
Never having been a particular Mercedes fetishist, the way this coupé is burnt into the cortex is surprising.
The redesign of the straight-ahead sedan into the lovely two door format was the responsibility of engineer Paul Bracq in the early 1960s – and it’s in the long, low lines that blend beautifully into that rear three quarter -augmented by the lovely glass work – that puts this car into the class we’ll be aching for.
In Royal blue with whitewalls please.
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