Last Call: Mercadillacedes Edition

While a solid example of mid-nineties Mercedes design, what the R129 SL roadster really lacked was fins. I think they should really be bringing back the fins.
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23 responses to “Last Call: Mercadillacedes Edition”

  1. CraigSu Avatar

    While I don’t care for this interpretation, a more subtle approach could really work. After all, Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to fintails.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      I’d like to see a Cadillac XLR with some Heckflosse fins welded to it, just to undo some of the damage this Last Call image has done to me.

  2. Guest Avatar

    This is one of those rare things that looks better in execution than theory.

    Still not the greatest, but a heck of a lot better than one would expect.

  3. mve Avatar

    Car show season is about to ramp up here in the Queen City, and I am excited. The first big one is in less than two weeks, and it’s going to be a big one. I hope to bring all y’all plenty of pictures and commentary. If we’re lucky, our own longrooffan will have plenty of stories to share as well. It should be great.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      I am going to be down in Springfield for Spyderfest – we should meet up.

      1. mve Avatar

        Absolutely. Name the time and place – I’m afraid I don’t know anything about Spyderfest.

        1. Tanshanomi Avatar

          Coming up in a month, April 27 – May 1.

          1. mve Avatar

            Looks like a fun event. How long will you be down?

          2. Tanshanomi Avatar

            Going down Thursday, heading home Sunday.

          3. mve Avatar

            We should hook up on Friday after work. Saturday is good, too.

          4. Tanshanomi Avatar

            Send me an email at myhandle @ myhandle . com with your mobile number and we can set something up when I’m down there.

          5. Tanshanomi Avatar

            Send me an email at [myhandle]@[myhandle].com with your mobile number and we can set something up when I’m down there.

  4. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    That poor R129. Someone should put it out of it’s misery…

  5. Sjalabais Avatar

    Goes a long way to illustrate how incredibly large those Caddys were. Works somehow as a matchbox-ish design, too.

  6. Tanshanomi Avatar

    Wait, that’s Photoshopped, no?

    1. Hatchtopia Avatar

      MY EYES! The fins hide the worse elements in the side view. Turn it back!

      1. Tanshanomi Avatar

        I especially like the combination of the spoiler wing with the continental tire kit right behind it.

        1. pursang Avatar

          Love the seven spoke rims with the five spoke continental spare! Now that’s custom.

    2. CraigSu Avatar

      It really doesn’t get better as you move around to the front.

  7. Cool_Cadillac_Cat Avatar

    I can’t even.

  8. tonyola Avatar

    Ow – my eyes just fell out of my head looking at this thing.

  9. HuntRhymesWith Avatar

    The combination of pastel yellow and metallic gold is not an insignificant contribution to the repulsiveness.

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