1983 380SL, ivory/dk brown, 46k miles, dual roller timing chain. 1986 560SL, red/white, 190K mile.
About 3 years ago OPEC was getting concerned that they had so much oil that they would never be able to sell it all - alternative sources like Solar and Wind, and competition that was profitable when oil went above $60/barrel. So what did they do ... they pumped so much oil that it drove the price way down causing many of the marginal oil producers to go bankrupt. This was right before Covid. Now with gasoline going way up they are speeding up the switch to EVs. My thinking is that OPEC will again over produce and drive down gasoline prices to slow the switch to ICE. Gonna be interesting what strategy the "big boys" will use.