Apr 27, 2009

Oh Lord won't you buy me a 1959 300SL?

Matt and I decided to take Hare for a long Monday morning walk, given the fact that it wasn't raining and we didn't really have a reason not to. The sugary-sweet morning springtime smell and the white blossoms on the street were enough to make me stop in awe. And then we saw a drop-dead gorgeous classic Mercedes Benz SL300 drive by us with a creamy white exterior and cherry red interior. It took me about three seconds to fully understand what Janis Joplin's 1970 lyrics "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" meant. She was talking about the car we saw, I'm 99% sure of it.

Hef's 300SL

Grace Kelly driving her Benz in the studio

Alfred Hitchcock pulling out of MGM in style

Jorie Butler Kent with her SL on the polo fields


Poppy K said...

They are truly lovely cars! A family friend has a '59 300 SL that he has had completely restored....I'm hoping he has generously remembered me in his will!

kara - all things ordinary said...

i saw a guy driving a top-down one on my daily commute home. yeah i was staring HARD. Sooo amazzz