After 7+ months exploring Europe, and spending time in 14 countries in 45 locations…perhaps this car found in London at the end of the journey was saving the best for last!
What an incredible classic car, the Mercedes-Benz 220 S in a beautiful shade of baby blue.
I can’t believe how natural and striking it looks parked outside this white building. This is precisely why I started this blog, to acknowledge the beauty of older cars. The designs are amazing! Look how ugly the new cars look in comparison, or perhaps it is that they are simply unnoticeable? You can actually see that the 220 S is facing a modern Mercedes in this photo.
Do you think the owner of this gorgeous Mercedes also owns the matching Vespa? They almost seem to be speaking to each other from their respective parking spots.
Now this car was also known as the Mercedes-Benz W111, which was actually the chassis code given to the top range vehicles produced during this era by this wonderful car manufacturer.
This car just screams incredible high quality and luxury. Look at that gorgeous white leather interior.
The chrome detail is just magnificent, it is absolutely everywhere on this vehicle! The reflections on that shiny hood merge nicely with the silver trim. Even the rear view mirror is shiny chrome.
Love the silver swoop on the door below which extends from the fin.
And just look at those matching hub caps. Why does nobody do this today? Mercedes-Benz really knew the definition of beauty.
Interesting to observe the different positions or locations of each side view mirror on the hood of the car.
As I have mentioned before, fins are so cool. Why did car manufacturers put an end to this?
Here is a view of the tailfin from the side. Love how the chrome trim wraps around. Stunning detail.
The red turn signal looks great, what an interesting tear drop shape.
I feel as though this must have been one of the last front grills like this one, and the hood is lovely with all those curves and round shapes.
It must be so fun to drive this car with that massive curved windshield. Cruisin’…Lookin’…
Everywhere you look this car is wrapped in chrome trim all over.
The Mercedes-Benz 220 S is one solid steel machine, no doubt heavy, but the motor was powerful and could propel the car down the autobahn at speeds as high as 160 km/hr, or 100 mph.
The focus of this car was comfort and safety. Interestingly, this was one of the first designs that had front and rear crumple zones intended to absorb kinetic energy if necessary.
I can’t get over the detail in the bumper alone.
Here is a look from the back of this true classic car. So much glass, no chance of a blind spot. Safety first indeed.
And so, there you have it a very charming Mercedes-Benz 220 S in baby blue, and found in London, UK!