Berlin street cars

Out in the street …

1980 Volvo 244 GL.

When in Berlin these days, you can’t avoid two things: the omnipresence of oldschool graffiti and the charme of rusty Volvos.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 S (W111).

"Legends are all to do with the past
and nothing to do with the present.”

(Lauren Bacall, “The Guardian”, 2005)

1964 Peugeot 404.

404 – file found, actually.

1985 Wartburg 353 W.

Bonjour tristesse.

1982 Fiat Spider.

Abarth-style Spider with custom head lamps, chassis and bodywork. Great job!

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S.

The last aircooled Porsche, 993, was also the first modern 911 that looked more like the sleek original 356 than its coked-up relatives from the ’70s and ’80s.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC.

From now on, with the sky as my roof
From now on, let the risk lead me to
From now on, somewhere I never knew
From now on, call me Royal Blue.

(Cold War Kids – Royal Blue)

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior.

Kiss July goodbye—with a Bertone masterpiece.

2008 Alpina B7.

Real luxury means it doesn’t really matter if you’re in a sports car or luxury sedan. Alpina’s BMW 750i can be both. Doing over 190 mph on the highway while enjoying cold Moët Champagne from the mini bar? No problem, sir.

1981 Ford Granada 2.3 L Estate & sedan.

The Granada, a true cosmopolitan: associated with an American corporation, built in Germany and the UK, named after a city in Spain well known for its multicultural history.

1964 Volvo Amazon 121 coupé.

Gorgeous Swedish redhead. Jättesnygg!

1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa.

"Louis van Gaal has nothing more to learn"

(Dutch soccer coach Louis van Gaal on Louis van Gaal)

DEUTSCHLAAAND!

Ger-ma-ny easy as 1-2-3: Seven Benzes for seven German goals at the 2014 World Cup semi final!
You know what W123 stands for, right?

W – for WTF!
1 – for Miro Klose, now all-time scoring leader in World Cup history,
2 – for 2 more goals by Toni Kroos,
3 – makes 3 goals in 76 seconds!

1961 Ford Taunus Transit.

Unlike its direct competitor, VW’s fetishized T1 Kombi, the Taunus Transit is a bit of a blank sheet. Not a counter culture icon, never shown on record covers, just a plain old bus. A rare one, though. Most of these spent decades on the job, instead of oldtimer exhibitions.