Beverly Hills Silver CLS500
Our Private Tour Guests Needed Sunglasses as This Mercedes Passes By
There are so many late model Mercedes cars around Beverly Hills and Hollywood that we hardly notice them. Just part of the ever moving (hopefully) traffic that we are happy to talk about on a Los Angeles private tour. We often see some quite amazing cars on our roads. There are expensive ones from fashionable car designers in Italy as well as Hollywood stunt cars. With our nice weather autos last forever so we will often encounter an antique automobile looking like it did as it rolled out of the factory. This car, though, a Mercedes CLS550 really caught our attention as it caught up and passed us just as we arrived at Rodeo Drive. Our guide snapped this photo with the silverized Louis Vuitton building in the background. Coincidentally, because so many of our custom tour guests are truly car buffs (Los Angeles is a perfect destination for folks who love pretty cars) and we write about them so often here at PrivateLosAngelesTours.com, someone just sent us an article about a 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan made of stainless steel built for Allegheny Ludlum Steel. Stainless steel was a new manufacturing process at the time and the automobiles made (4 in total) were an experiment conducted by Ford and the steel company. Only one of the autos exists today. Sadly, the experiment failed because the manufacturing process damaged the dies used to stamp the parts. At least today we have paint processes that can accomplish the shiny silver look of this elegant Mercedes.