It would be challenging to find two cars more different than these two Curtis Perry found in Portland, presumably. A Javelin and an W121 Mercedes, quite likely a 190D. As little as six years may separate them in terms of their model years, but in terms of styling and their missions in life it might as well have been an eon. Back then, a basic Mercedes was all about the functionality and efficiency.
Mercedes sells cars that are the stylistic successors to the Javelin, in four door guise.