Looking around Berlin, you hardly see any old Mercedes models sporting their original star. Most owners decided to display the emblem on the radiator grille instead.' But that was out of the question for her. As a true aficionado, Julia does not like compromise. She made a special trip to Copenhagen just to get her parking discs from Torben Rasmussen. She's often asked whether she inherited her car from her father. The question annoys her. 'Men don’t assume that I made a conscious decision to buy my old Mercedes or that I am a fanatical car lover. It's a shame, but I’m fine with being the one to surprise them.,' adds Julia. One of her regular pastimes is going on long drives in her Coupé, like a trip to her home state of Baden-Württemberg some 850 kilometres away. For Julia, this is the best time to chat for hours, enjoy the countryside and experience the pure joy of driving. But even on shorter trips in Berlin, Seiter really appreciates her 90s jewel: 'Even though people often say you don't need a car in Berlin, it's unbelievable how much my quality of life has improved. I'm now much more motivated to do things, like take a drive out to the lake, go to dinner in a new restaurant or see a movie on the Potsdamer Platz on the spur of the moment.'