'The Elms' (1960) Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
70 x 100 cm
Don Packwood encountered this beautiful red Mercedes in San Francisco's artist colony of Sausalito while attending a car show on the waterfront. For him, it was understandably love at first sight: the long, evocative lines of this roadster adorned with the three pointed star, inspired me to capture her on canvas. The Elm trees of San Francisco were clothed in a multitude of late summer golden hues, providing a perfect setting for this unforgettable 300 SL.