BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2014
Vehicle: 1970, 280SEC 3.5
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It all started in 1967/68 with the W111 coupe/cabrio and of course the mighty 600. Reason was, as already mentioned, US safety regulations. To be honest, I have a hard time to figure out, how the driver's head can hit it, because there is the huge steering wheel in front of it to prevent him from doing so.
It affected all cars produced, not only for the US, but for all other markets too. The reason, why you see occasionally newer cars equipped with wood is because their owners have opted to switch them back.
Present cars: MB W111 SEC 1970, Jaguar X300 Sovereign 1997, Ford Mondeo 2008
Past cars: MB 170V Cabrio B 1936, 170S 1950, 220 Cabrio B 1951, 300d 1958, 300d Cabriolet D 1960, 250SE 1966, 300SEL 3.5 1970, 350SL 1972, Alvis TC100 DHC Grey Lady 1954, Jaguar 420G 1967, Jaguar XJ40 Vanden Plas 1993, Range Rover P38 1998