Many things seems impossible but once a while there is a chance that dreams come true.
Growing up in Germany has certainly an advantage if you love German engineered cars. I grew up in the town of Schorndorf where Daimler built his first diesel engine. This led to the formation of the famous Daimler Benz company.
Mercedes was the name of his daughter, he named the cars after his daughter.
This became the favored car for farmers ,reliable, sturdy and strong. They pulled with this car their cattle trailers, horse trailers and pig trailers.
It also became the status symbol for the Government, providing the favored car for the Ministers and Chancellors of Germany.
Two weeks ago I was on my way to Sarnia to see the former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in Ontario Andy Brandt to discuss with him my intention to win the nomination as PC candidate for the Bruce Grey Owen Sound Riding. Just before we arrived in Sarnia I saw on the side of the road this Mercedes in mint condition with 43 thousand original miles. A piece of art, almost 50 years old.
My father used to drive in the 1960’s the same model and I drove this model in the 1970’s. For years I thought if I ever find such a car in Canada I will try to buy it.
I bought this car with the help of my daughter for less then any new car with the same mileage would have cost today.
I finally found the car which will bring me down to Queens Park in style.
Back to Basics at its best