Curbside Classic Outtake

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Biological mimicry is when a group of organisms share common perceived traits with another group. One relative rare classification of this otherwise fairly common phenomena is automimicry, when a vehicle parked too long with other vehicles of a different species begins to take on those qualities. It’s not yet fully understood what advantages are incurred to the automimic, but we can surely speculate.

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  • Ingvar Ingvar on Oct 24, 2009

    Karl Middelhauve has specialized in renovating the Grosser Mercedeses. He has scrapped at least ten-fifteen cars for parts, and have restored or serviced at least a couple of hundred cars. I wouldn't think that the cars he made pick-ups of had any value from start, and would have cost a hundred grand or so to renovate into mint condition anyway, so nothing have been lost in transition. I mean, what should the guy do? He have had a 600 hearse, he built a better-looking 600 Coupe than the two factory-made specials there is, he has had more 600's than anybody I have ever heard of. So, why not a Paul Bracq-designed truckster? I really like the guy, he must be one special individual... He must be in his eighties now, isn't there anybody out there who could interview him and write a piece on him?

  • Ingvar Ingvar on Oct 24, 2009 And my absolute favorite, the supercharged, 500+ horsepower, tobacco-brown, mint-condition 600: He hasn't listed any price, but I'd reckon he wouldn't part for it for less than 200 grand. Oh, lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?

  • Rpol35 Rpol35 on Oct 25, 2009

    Best use for a Benz that I've ever seen!

  • Joevwgti Joevwgti on Oct 26, 2009

    I have seen this feat in the wild, you've seen nothing until you've laid eyes on the El Doradilac. A two door caddy with a bed built into it, no tail-gate, however. As we drove past, I could swear I heard something say..."kill me..."