Back in 2001 I was chatting about cars with a friend, comparing notes about cars we grew up with. He happen to mention that his Dad still had an old Mercedes that had been sitting around for years. When I asked what year it was, he said it was a 1959 220s! I said “Grandpa has a black 1959 220s he restored back in the 70’s” He replied “you and to buy it?” Next thing I know, my Grandpa, Dad and brother are packed into my Grandpa’s motorhome pulling a U-haul trailer over to the California coast to get Annie… the rest is history!