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Wow, thanks DesHay for your valuable contribution! I have considered the 600 and 280SE as well, so we're on the same page but you've opened my eyes to several other possibilities. The SSK is beautiful but perhaps too much attention has been focused on it than other models in art, albeit deserving.

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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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I dare say the 600SWB may be pulling ahead in my mental poll. I have long held an affinity for large "sporty" cars (AM Lagonda, Jag XJ6, etc.) and the 600 has captivated me since I was very young. I think this is why I am so enamoured by the CLS, the upcoming Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide, and Lamborghini 4-door. I've bought a couple of sports coupes and pure sports cars but keep coming back for the extra set of doors.

Is the 600 parked in the grass with the key atop the thick window glass Jeremy's from Top Gear or is that a different photo set? is that an armored version or do all 600's feature thick glass for sound proofing or some other reason? (I like to learn all I can about a model before painting it as the details are indeed noticeable to enthusiasts.)

DBTK, beautiful car... a real stunner. Sent you a PM.

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You should use the 600 because Jermey Clarkson has one! LOL :-)
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