There’s something rather difficult to express about the pillarless coupe as a whole. There have been a few examples brought to market, most of which seemingly get remembered as staples in their lineup: unique bits of design that stand out from the crowd. From BMW’s E9 and E31 8-series to a slew of Muscle Cars from the ’60s and ’70s, such as the 1965 Impala Coupe… all heralded for their superior design over their counterparts.
Rob Dern’s infatuation with Mercedes’s C126 platform began early: through movies and pop culture, the 560 SEC rose quickly to prominence as an end-all in automotive prowess through the ’80s and ’90s. Gangsters and rockstars alike turned to the massive coupe as a catchall for performance and poise, and understandably, Rob’s attention was fixed on the coupe for years and years to come.