" It was stumbling across this beautifully detailed cutaway this week (below) that inspired our current romance for Porsche's first born. Nay-sayers who claim that the original apple of Ferry's eye is a Beetle with delusions of grandeur may have a "
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.
CLICK TO ENLARGE