- Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Just for grins, and because like you, I'm wildly attracted to these cars, I did a config at the Benz site. Mine is yellow with black seats having yellow stitching and yellow seatbelts. Time to once again buy a lottery ticket....
I have to view myself as an obsolete and dying breed. I can't get used to not having a clutch in a sporty car. I understand that like our Panny this is more a luxo GT car than a sports one, but still, I'd like the option to shift myself as I would with the Panny.
"It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.
"If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."
—Calvin Coolidge (1926)