1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115)
Owner: Tomislav Mišić
Year, Make, Model: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115)
For many, restoring a car with one’s father is a cherished opportunity. For Tomislav, his dream to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with his father (a retired auto mechanic who Tomislav has to thank for his interest in cars) to restore a classic car finally came in the form of this stunning 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D (W115).
Tomislav and his father poured nearly two years of dedication, part-hunting, and hard work into their project. Today, Tomislav jumps at every opportunity to take the car out for “joy rides”, as he called them. We asked him why he would put this phrase in quotes, and he assured us that it’s not just a play-on word, it’s literally because after every drive with his family is over, everybody leaves the car feeling nothing but joy.
For Tomislav, this car is a chariot ready to whisk his family away on extended weekend drives, to the market, or simply to explore roads they haven’t yet ventured upon. He drives his car with Don Williams Junior’s voice echoing in his head, ”The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destinations.”
Photography by Tomislav Mišić
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