The following afternoon, Brian and Karma stand, hair freshly combed, by the front door. Parked in front of them is, as it were, the automotive counterpart of their new blues song: a perfectly maintained 300 SEL 6.3 from the W 109 model series. V8 engine, air suspension, 250 PS, grey-blue metallic (DB 906). Year of construction: 1969. A friend has managed to get hold of the car: for a very special sort of jaunt, for an outing in the name of music and of these living legends, with the perfect car to match. You see, Brian and Karma Auger have planned a surprise with their – our – song and with the sports car in the guise of a saloon.
Brian climbs aboard, starts the engine, operates the electric windows, looks at the round dials and the polished Macassar ebony of the upholstered dashboard. Yes, those were the days. It’s almost as if he was back there again. The late ’60s, early ’70s. Then the two of them play their new song, the “Mercedes Classic Blues”. They turn the volume up, then off they cruise in the feisty heavyweight, all the way across sun-soaked Los Angeles.