About a year ago I published a piece entitled “The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More” wherein I talked about a variety of cars that keep finding their … Continue Reading (My First) 25 Years of Mercedes-Benz Addiction..
One of the things that the “BringaTrailer” phenomenon has seemingly accomplished is having helped push prices of even many of the most esoteric of classic Mercedes-Benzes (and countless other marques) … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE: Bargain Benz That’s Better Than You Think
Every so often I am a little surprised at the realization that we have never discussed a certain car here on Totally That Stupid. Case in point: the 5th generation … Continue Reading 2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Sexy Can Certainly Come with Four Doors
Among regular TTS readers and other folks who know me well, it’s no secret that in my 33+ years of driving, I’ve bought and sold a LOT of cars. The … Continue Reading The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More
So you know we like old German cars, and you may know that we (at least I) like some of those cars best when they burn diesel fuel. But what … Continue Reading 1984 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Turbo Diesel: When is a BMW not a BMW?
We have written a lot about the Mercedes W126 S-class (you know, when we get around to writing at all!), but for me that’s largely because they are among the … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL: Resplendent in its Four Place Glory….
I’ve been considering returning to a two-door as my daily hack. Almost five years ago, my grumpy lower back immediately complained about installing our newborn son and his car seat … Continue Reading Subaru SVX: Polarizing Styling, Please
In my never-ending but casual quest to replace my W124 Mercedes – quite possibly one of the best cars ever bolted together by those wacky yet stoic Germans – I … Continue Reading 1989 BMW 750iL: Ifs and Maybes
My dad taught me early on about hardtop coupes. He was a big fan of the pillarless car, be it a two-door or a four-door. We had a ’69 Pontiac … Continue Reading 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC – Pillarless, Pretty, and (remarkably) Practical
I’m pretty sure that there is an unspoken cap of four vehicles on my fleet. Well, we’ve had five before, but only when there was a decisive exit strategy for … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SE: Dirt Cheap Grey Market Goodness
This will not turn into a Mercedes-Benz versus BMW war. This is not some point/counterpoint concerning which large German sedan from the 1980s is a better – or worse – … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 735i 5-speed: Be The Manager
Regular visitors to TotallyThatStupid – and yes, there are some – have surely figured out that we are fans of big German cars. Well, we’re fans of the small ones … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SE: Just because it’s tubby doesn’t mean it’s not FUN!
So it’s press day at Techno Classica Essen here in the sunny Eastern Bloc-era grey concrete jungle that is Essen, Germany. As promised in yesterday’s comments, one of my first … Continue Reading Living Classified Ads: What’s for Sale in Essen (that we can’t get at home)?
To anyone who has visited our blog more than, well, once, it probably goes without saying that we like big stupid cars. I like them with big, gas guzzling V8 … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL: Grey Market Goodness
If you’ve read this blog with any regularity, it’s no secret that I like Mercedes – especially those of the big stinkin’ V8 variety. To the subject of today’s post, … Continue Reading 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL: Big Whole Lot of Car for Cheap..!
Several weeks ago we highlighted a grey-market Mercedes-Benz 380SE. It was terrifically 80’s Euro with its thistle green finish on green velour, small bumpers, and higher-performance Euro-spec motor. It was … Continue Reading Fresh from das Vaterland: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SE Euro