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intrepid 04-16-2015 07:57 AM

Mercedes 300SL memories
Just saw this photo on the Goodwood site. Immediately took me back sixty years; I've just been admitted to practice law and am marking time before going on active duty in the Navy, clerking for my dad, later my senior law partner. He and I were walking to the office one morning and passed Max Hoffman's Mercedes-Benz showroom on Park Avenue at 55th St. There on the floor was a just-introduced brand-new silver 300SL. I pleaded with my dad to go in and look. He assented. I gawked. He asked a haughty salesman the cost of this machine. Salesman replied, Sir, this 300SL is priced at $7500. - at a time when a fully loaded Cadillac Series 62 sedan might have cost $3,000. Dad instantly asked: could my son and I have two for $20,000.? Puzzled salesman wobbled.

A breath-taking car these sixty years later.

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