I was walking down Gorton Rd, Willerby, on my way to school one morning when the most amazing car I had ever seen went by. It was 1974 and I had just seen a 2-seater Mercedes Benz pass by. I would never forget.
Several years later, living in The Woodlands, Texas in my big 4 bed home with $50k swimming poll, gazebo, Mercedes SUV and everything one could ever really want, I realized my car lease was almost up. I called the leasing company and enquired after the dream…. a 2-seater Mercedes convertible. To my amazement, I found that I could indeed afford one. A month later, it arrived.
It was beautiful. Metallic silver with an automatic retractable roof that folded into the trunk. Patent leather black interior and that new car smell to die for……. A dream come true!
It wasn’t that fast, but fast enough. Zero to 60 in 9.0 seconds, but my goodness, around a corner it was like glue. Shame all the roads in Texas are dead straight.
I enjoyed the car for almost 3-years. For a time, I had it made – so I thought.
Yet by 2007, my world had turned upside down and I had nothing, but a suitcase full of clothes…. that’s another story.
Life is strange..