CC Outtake: Palate Cleanser

mercedes w126 sclass

That Mercedes van today was a little bit scary, wasn’t it? It was probably the last vehicle you’d picture if somebody said “Mercedes-Benz” to you. So, like an unappetizing meal requires a palate cleanser, here is a beautiful W116 S-Class. When was the last time you saw such a light and bright color on a full-size luxury sedan? And yet, it works: this gold/bronze is one of the most attractive 1970s paint colors I’ve seen. That decade was full of avocadoes and chocolate browns and lime greens and oranges, and such period shades are a product of their era and are reviled by many today. I can’t imagine many would loathe this lovely W116’s paintjob, though. A gorgeous color for a gorgeous car.