Date registered: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 1984 300CD, 1983 240TD Euro
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History of Mayonnaise?
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was
manufactured in England. In fact, the SS Titanic was carrying 12,000
the condiment on it's maiden voyage and was scheduled for delivery to
customs in the Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico. This was to have been the next
port of call for this great ship after it's stop in New York City. From
there, it was destined for delivery to the aristocracy in Mexico City,
which as you know is the seat of government for the Republic de Mexico.
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever
delivered to Mexico. But, as we all know, that great ship did not make
it to New York City after it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and
sank, and the cargo was forever lost.
The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly
awaiting this delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was
so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they
still observe today.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on 5th of May and is
known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
1984 300CD, Exterior Code # DB877 Petrol - Blue/Green Interior Code #155 MB-Tex Creme
"Even more attractive than this coupe's classic lines are it's classic over-the-road capabilities".
Mercedes-Benz of North America 1984 range brochure
SR 395 @ Mono Lake, CA