The fascination begins.
JG Francis, who as a kid was interested in all sorts of cars, grew up in Nevada next to a mechanic who introduced him to Mercedes-Benz and subsequently became his good, albeit older friend. What stuck with him to this day is the sound of the engine, as his friend would pull out the driveway, the way the door would shut and the smell of the leather interior.
It comes as no surprise then, that he bought his very own Mercedes about eight years ago. It was a 1979 300SD dressed in faded maple yellow and sunburned bamboo.