15 August 2008

and Automobiles




No pretensions here. It's a station wagon with over 100,000 miles. The Brits call it an estate. They also call a back yard a garden and a tent a marquis. This wagon is full of crap for the month of August. This is a car that not only sucks up massive amounts of crap in the back but gobbles up highway miles, appears to be invisible to the police and thanks to the hunter green paint job, disappears on the highway at dusk. Still, I love it although I'm not sure why. After dealing with the Planes and the Trains - - it's nice to sit in, as my friend Wally calls it, "quiet elegance" while listening to the Clash on it's amazing Bose stereo.

15 comments:

Charles said...

Where is the rest of your car?

wessex said...

ohhh, please show more of your tank (I love old Benzos). Are the seats still hard?

Anonymous said...

I bet I know where that photo was taken....a small slice of heaven. ME

wessex said...

ticket pocket on a seersucker jacket - you are a traveling ANIMAL!!

Ben said...

Come on, Tintin. Do you really not know why you love an old MB station wagon, one probably made before Chrysler bought the company?

Becs said...

Glad you are back!! I love wagons as well. I have a bright red VW Jetta wagon, the best! Best, Becs

Anonymous said...

As the fellow owner of an ancient Mercedes, kudos on your fine choice. Mine's a dinged-up Clinton-era dadmobile that I bought used for a song, but I love it.

P.S., welcome back to the blogosphere.

Ronald said...

Anyone else notice that great bag?!? Looks like he's ready to hit the open seas.

tintin said...

Chas- Too funny. People always ask me when I'm gonna stand up as well.

wessex- she ain't that old. 2002, so seats are still soft. Just broken in with 107,000 miles. More pics to come.

ME- Maine?

wessex- Good eye. That is a tkt pocket...

ben- I wish.

becs- 67 MGB, '68 Dodge Charger, '76 Fiat X1/9, NYC Subway, Honda CB 350, '85 Jetta, '90 Corrado, '92 Audi Wagon, '00 Audi TT, '02 E320 Wagon...My transporation resume - - what's yours?

Anon- My wagon is getting beat up but frequent oil changes keeps the heart beating. I lusted after the TD until I drove one and thanks for the welcome back. It's good to be back at the Dexter Lake Club.

Ronald- I'm just a poseur, mate.

The Duck said...

Tin,

We have almost the same car. 1995 MB E320 with 207K miles. Do you have the rumble seats?

Great cars and thanks for making me appreciate mine a little more!

Duck

Anonymous said...

"quiet elegance"....Clash. ?

Anonymous said...

What about listening to "rap songs for white people?" Love the shot of the Benz hood ornament with the ocean storm looming behind! Aren't point-'n-shoots great? -DB

Anonymous said...

where did you get the bag?

tintin said...

It pains me to admit Rugby in NYC

Alex said...

As a Brit I can confirm that although we call a back yard a garden and a station wagon an estate car we most certainly do not call a tent a marquis! A marquis is a title given to a British noble. You may be thinking of a marquee, which is the term we use for the large tents used in open air events such as garden parties. The Queen has a number of these each year, so conceivably you could see a Marquis inside a marquee!