Mercedes-Benz loves to travel in style, so for the , they made available a number of cars from its classic center for the trip over to Goodwood from our lodgings at the Brooklands Hotel, about a two-hour drive through the not-normally sun-dappled countryside southwest of London. Our mount was a 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S convertible, the so-called Adenauer Mercedes because it was the model fancied by German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer throughout the 1950s. Equipped with the same 3.0-liter inline six as the legendary 300 SL gullwing, the heavier 300S was still a splendid drive once you got used to the vague steering and four-on-the-tree (that's column-mounted) manual shift. Adding more fun to the challenge was snaking the large 4-door left-hand drive convertible in and around right-hand drive British B-roads. And, visibility was less than desirable with the huge folded top stack obscuring our vision straight out the back and the tiny fender mounted outside mirror being all but useless since it was, like the driver, on the "wrong" side of the car. But there was still much to like about the car, from its non-metallic gray paint and handsome red leather and wood interior to the the overall ride of the Adenauer, which is best described as h. The open top allowed us to soak in the sun and take in the tree canopies lining the country lanes on our way to Goodwood. Adenauer himself would have thought of no better way to spend a Saturday.