Saturday, March 07, 2020

Automotif CLX...

If I had this late W126 SEL (I choose to imagine it's a 560 and not some plebeian 300 turbodiesel or watch-winder 4.2L V-8; it had been de-badged), I would get a shoulder holster for my vz. 61 and spend my days LARPing as a Cold War assassin.

The W126, with only one facelift, was the top-of-the-line Benzo for over a decade, from the 1980 model year to the 1992 one. That pretty much coincided with the formative years of my car nerdery. And when they dropped the 338cid OHC V8 in it for the '87 model year, it pretty much became the apex predator of the sedan world.