A Lyrical History of the Mercedes Convertible
Spitting rhymes from SSK to SLK, and beyond.
At the start of things, in 1901
Then came the Twenties, with requisite roaring
Next were the Thirties, with murder and warring—
The Post-War Era bore the “Cabrio D”—
In ‘52, topless Benzes gained power,
Come ‘54, the world found Sport-Light
Late 1-9-5-9, the S Cabrio came,
With JFK dead, the USA mourned.
With the Seventies came the R107,
Eighteen years later, its dominance ended.
Cresting the Nineties, Benz made a four-seater:
(For those with less funding, see the wee SLK,
Two-thousand marked the dawn of a brand-new SL.
Today, we swim in a bevy of Benzes,
The latest that’s charmed us, with power and poise?
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