New Zealand Classic Car 80, August 1997

Restoration special-It was as early as February 1961 that Ford UK first discussed the replacement for the MkIII Zephyr, which at that time was still more than twelve months away from production itself.

Gotterdammerung! Magnificent Mercedes, enjoy a magic carpet ride back to the rock n rolling '50s in this glamorous cabriolet, from any angle 220s is an imposing beast, chrome side-strips emphasise the car's subtle curves, the long low tail is unmistakeably Mercedes, exterior chrome is discreet but stylish.

Peter Cooper checks out the results of a full-on TR6 restoration.