Where does one land when combining a long history of Italian flare with good ol’ American engineering? Sometimes you’ll land on a masterpiece like the De Tomaso Mangusta or Bizzarrini … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1987 Cadillac Allante
It is no secret to my friends, family, and readers that I am a Mercedes Geek. It goes back to my youth when my Dad – Dr. Mechanical Engineer – … Continue Reading Trip Notes Part 2: Show Me a Little Merc!
Suppose for a minute that you have managed to finagle your personal finances through a series of questionable actions to the point that you have somewhere in the neighborhood of … Continue Reading Fiscal Responsibility & Financial Planning – TTS Style!
So spring (or summer, apparently) has sprung – at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, but also throughout much of the rest of the country, from what I hear. What that … Continue Reading Top Down Fun: Nine Convertibles for Ten Grand or Less
Having been produced from 1971 through 1989 in no less than eight engine configurations, Mercedes-Benz R107 roadsters are hardly rare. In fact, for many of us children of the 1960s, … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 5-speed: Classic and Rare Beater Bargain
The original Mercedes-Benz SL-series cars were true sports cars: hard-edged, performance-oriented, and they took some skill to drive. In fact, the designation “SL” originally stood for “Sports Leicht” or in … Continue Reading 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 5-Speed: Putting the “Sports” back in “Sports Leicht”
Yes, folks, the blog has been quiet for a while. Truth be told, our day jobs have been taking it out of us lately, and we haven’t even been scanning … Continue Reading 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500: Are You Feeling Lucky?
I spent a fair amount of time last night – like many nights – surfing around the interwebs looking at various cars for sale. It’s not that I need another … Continue Reading Affordable German Convertibles: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL and 1990 BMW 325iC
The Mercedes-Benz 107-series SLC coupes are largely unloved, having been succeeded with the larger and more glamorous C126 SECs of the 1980s. Still, the 107 coupes should not be cast … Continue Reading 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0: Homologation Special Barn Find