You never know where the next automotive fad may originate, but the Principality of Monaco should be able to lay claim to this sure-fire Next Big Thing: reticle-equipped camouflage Mercedes-Benz station wagons! Longtime reader Deckard spotted this W210 wagon, put two and two together, and came up with what we think is a totally plausible conspiracy theory...


It's a Mercedes W210 (we're guessing it's a 2002 vintage, but can't really be sure) E-Class wagon, most likely an E320 which we spotted in the Principality about three weeks ago. As if that weren't enough, it's been painted a wonderful shade of desert camo, and the venerable three-pointed star has been replaced with a reticle. The identity of this car's owner is as yet unknown, but since it belongs to a Monegasque, I think we can rule out Dick Cheney (although we did people moving a man-sized vault into one of the buildings, so it's not completely impossible). Our best (and completely baseless/unsubstantiated/wildly accusatory) guess: maybe it's Max Mosley? Because when you need to carry 5 prostitutes in style, comfort, and safety, a camouflage E-Class panzer-wagen is really the only choice...

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Denis