Some cars are just so beautiful, they transcend their own time. This green over cream leather interior is one such vehicle. Nothing screams “analog” like that dashboard: Big round tach and speedo, gas gauge, oil pressure, a few switches, etc. But my favorite part has to be the center where there is the ventilator controls. Just big sliders to move the air from bottom to middle to top and to make ambient air warmer. That’s it. I like that there’s a little diagram to show you how to arrange the sliders so as to engage the defroster. Rounding out the dash is a push button radio, and an analog clock, otherwise known in 1969 as a “clock.” Also, I actually like that the factory AC unit is an afterthought stuck on the bottom of the dash. Good stuff.
The car has priorities. It is the driving experience that is at the top of the list for this little coupe. Learn how to heel-toe this manual 4-speed, lightly grasp the wheel and take it for a loping drive through the twisty country lanes. After that, we read the priorities of this car from left to right: Priority #2: How high are you revving? #3: Do you have enough gas and is the oil pressure OK? #4: How fast are you going?
Priority #5 is to keep your feet from freezing and to clear fog from the windows…and to keep your passenger from complaining too much. #6: Tunes please. #7: Hey what time do we have to get back? Aaand, #8: AC, keepin’ it cool. (In the desert southwest, that’d be #2 but I digress)
Like his teutonic vehicle, the owner’s description of the car is direct, to the point, and without unnecessary adornment. Completely the opposite of what I’m doing right now which is about 90% adornment. He provides the VIN, the fact that looming in front of the driver is a 6 cylinder engine, that it has a clear title, and that it miraculously has only 79,580 miles on the odometer.
Seller claims that the car has been in the family for 40 years and was driven only durning the summers. The car comes with a hard top and a tan soft top and factory AC and M-B toolkit.
What else do you need to know really? That’s what I thought.
Check out the listing on ebay HERE to contact the seller in case you had a question about…about…about anything I didn’t include above. Yes it’s a left hand drive. So that answers that.