Harry Metcalf Tells Us Why His 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Is Such A Great Deal

Plus a lot of beautiful shots from the south of France.

When Cadillac first rolled out their big V16-powered models in the Thirties, built to compete with the V12s that Packard was selling, horsepower had nothing to do with it. All of those cylinders were added simply because more cylinders makes for a smoother-running car when you're just cruising around. In the days of emissions worries and CAFE standards, we've sort of forgotten that, but it really wasn't so long ago.

In the following video you'll see Harry Metcalf driving around a V12-powered Mercedes from 21 years ago. It doesn't produce huge power numbers, but it is an amazingly civilized machine nonetheless.

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