I live in quite a rich area. I myself and not even close to rich, but the town in general has expensive houses, expensive drinks, and very expensive cars. It is the sort of area that allows me to walk casually down the road on a Saturday, and see a whole host of exciting cars and other such status symbols before I even get near the town centre Autel MaxiTPMS PAD. Although having to pay a premium to live in the area is a bit of an inconvenience Autel MaxiDiag MD808, I have to say that having such a diverse range of expensive and amazing cars right on my doorstep is nothing but an advantage. In fact, it is even more so because I only own a battered old VW Polo, and it makes a nice change to have some automotive eye candy driving around!
In particular there are some great classic car events that seem to realise my home town is the idea location to tempt the rich and the poor alike with gorgeous examples of automotive workmanship. They generally set up at our local showground or racecourse for a few days, and over that stretch of time the town is visited by hundreds of people, all keen to see what cars are displayed. The local car dealers get involved too with competitions, and all in all it is quite a fun affair! I always make sure to take a few hours if I can to drive up and have a wander around, dreaming of all the classic cars that I will never be able to afford!
The most recent car event was quite an eye opener. There were lots of brands there of course, and a vintage scooter convention was arranged to happen at the same time, filling the town with Lambrettas for days! However, my favourite was the range of amazing used Mercedes-Benz cars that had been gathered. Some were up for sale and some were prize possessions – to the point where they didn’t get driven to the shows location, but instead arrived on the back of lorries! This was the real clue as to just how valuable and collectable the rare Mercedes classic were, and I think seeing them unload was what made me bother to go over and have a look.
Amongst all the gorgeous cars that were in the Mercedes line-up, I spied a particular car that made my heart jump and sing. It sounds silly, but this particular car was special, and deserved that kind of response. It was a 1965 Roadster, you see, a two-seat sportscar that was glistening with the amount of wax that had been polished on!? I happen to know that only 1858 of these were ever made, so to get to see one in real life was something of a treat! And what a treat it was too – it really was one of the most beautiful and stylish cars I have ever seen, probably because it looks quite so stylised! I love it!
Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Used Mercedes Benz cars.