There is little doubt that the Mercedes SL R129 is on its way to become a true classic. When it came out in 1989, it clearly pushed technological boundaries, it was born with a classic design and, last not least, it simply is a Mercedes SL. Legendary designer Bruno Sacco, head of Mercedes-Benz design from 1975 until 1999 (over 20 years, can you imagine this in today’s short-lived times?), referred to the R129 as “the most perfect car in my career”. The most perfect car of my career! Bruno Sacco, former head of Mercedes-Benz design, about the R129 However, as is often the case, not
Guest contribution by our reader Henning Huth Back in 1988, I was 12 years old and my dad decided to swap our much beloved Mercedes S-class against a BMW 750iL. The BMW was more modern, technologically more sophisticated and more powerful. And I was upset, because I really loved the old S-class. However, the shock was about to turn into admiration for this wonderful car soon after… My name is Henning Huth and I recently added this silver BMW 750i to my small collection of cars from the 1980’s and 1990’s. It does bring back a lot of childhood memories and I enjoy driving it
Having been a petrol head since I can remember, my parents’ cars play a major role in my childhood memories. I suppose this is more or less the same for all of us car guys. So this is my idea for this article: Let’s unfold a story of typical cars from the 1960‘s to the 1990‘s by retelling my late dad’s automotive life story, and remembering all the cars he ever owned! I view this story as a contribution to contemporary automotive history, just like the story of your dad’s cars may be, too. Ready to get started? Let’s jump back to the year 1964.
If you read the very first car story on Tomorrows-Classics.net a few months back, then you know how much I fancy the Jaguar XJ8 (“X308” model). It is the last Jag that has the cool yet classy, stylish looks of a Jag and combines it with fairly modern engine and suspension technology. However, this story isn’t about the X308 model in general. It is about a specific Jaguar XJ8 Sovereign 4.0 that really belongs to the family. And it didn’t join the family recently – this Jag has been a part of the family since day 1, when dad had bought it. I inherited this