You’re looking at the 1974 European Car of the Year

The Mercedes-Benz W116 450SE. This car is the first, and according to Doug DeMuro, the least cool S-Class ever. Regardless of how it stacks up against its offspring, I still find this 450 to be a cool car, even though it isn’t the revered LWB 6.9 model.


Parked between a pair of new white BMWs, because SoCal.

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