If you go Blue. You can't beat Lapis Blue. Which is very close to the truck shown.
I'm partial to it:
My old Euro 500SEC Blue Bird now owned by 450_SL_In Minn in east St. Paul, Minn.
Not a bad idea, Charlie. Lapis Blue has always been a nice color in my eyes.
Bummer I can't view the pics at the office
But what's the story behind it? Any history? How'd you come across it? What was the catalyst for you to buy it? Ect...
Well, it was brought over from Europe sometime in the late 60s (still has km/h speedo) and owned for a few year before being sold to a museum. I'm not sure too much of the history anymore, I'd have to ask who I got it from.
My dad had met the wife of the current owner (Owner of Bell Engineering) who said they had an old Mercedes that they think I would be interested in. One weekend we headed up to the shop and we found it sitting out back. After looking it over, I immediately wanted to get started! With the car being just a year shy of being exactly a 40 years older than I am (produced in August, the month I was born) I felt a bit of a bond to the car.
Here come some more interesting facts, the owner who I acquired the car from, graduated from my same high school (over in Wiesbaden, Germany, a DoDDS) in 1959, and I graduated in 2009! So that added more history between the two of us having grown up in the same way and walked the same streets as teenagers.
He eventually said he'd love to see the car move again on it's own power, and offered to help in any way he can by giving me access to the shop.
I'd been so swamped with things, didn't have a chance to get the car in until yesterday, but now things are really taking off and I'm filled with excitement!!
can't wait to watch the epic journey! i wish i had more time to invest in something like this. too cool.
Time is something I'm lacking too! Between college and three jobs, I'm juggling quite a bit
It's worth it to me though to take time out to revive this car.