Since it is now late autumn, the cooler temperatures mean that not having air conditioning does not pose a problem. The further we travel towards the desert, the more at ease the 1.3 tonne Mercedes-Benz 230 feels and pulls past gigantic trucks and pickups with sovereign ease. Now and again, a weak English or Spanish music programme sounds out from the mono speaker in the fascia. The first owner, Constance E. Fuller, ordered her luxury saloon with a $ 125 Blaupunkt AM radio, which still produces sounds today without any problems but is decidedly weak.
The gloomy clouds hardly affect it and even when heavy rain sets in shortly after Corona, the Mercedes-Benz sails on regardless.