Saturday, May 26, 2012
Driveable Dreams from Eastern Germany: A Mercedes 200
Hi Folks -- I am starting to troll the streets looking for "driveable dreams." The above is a 1960s Mercedes 200. It has been spot painted (especially low along rocker panels), reupholstered, and lives down the street from my apartment. There are few cars of interest parked on Leipzig streets, so this one stands out, no matter its condition. Either there are new Mercedes, Audis, or BMWs, or old cheap cars, but few "Oldtimers." Perhaps this is to be expected, as people are still picking themselves up ecponomically, even 20 years after the end of communism.