Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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IMO, the W108/109 or the 600 are the most classic and perhaps most photogenic of the post-war MB. I agree the pre-war cars have been painted to death. I had a 1972 280SEL 4.5 twenty years ago and it was, in my opinion, the most handsome big sedan MB produced in the modern era. All of its iterations--the cabrio and coupe included--are fine examples of automotive art. What can you say about the 600 except it's beautiful. I don't like the limousine or 6-door models, but the LWB or SWB "standard" sedan is an imposing vehicle. The W220 (1999-2006 S-class) is also a finely crafted vehicle that doesn't have the "busyness" in its design earlier and later sedans do (I'm admittedly prejudiced since I own one). The SLs are okay, but they don't stay in my mind much. There is another 2 cents. Cheers.
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