Today, we present a photo of a stylist – in at least two senses of the word.
You may wonder why Ford’s Köln-Merkenich stylistic output throughout the 1970’s and early ’80s was so assured? If you do, look no further.
We’d all hope the people designing our cars were as finely turned out as Ford’s urbane Uwe Bahnsen and perhaps they once were. However, they really don’t make them like this now, and should further evidence be required, this recent Automotive News piece with Bahnsen’s latter-day Mercedes-Benz equivalent should provide as much quod erat demonstrandum as you can stomach – especially over breakfast.
*Warning, the attached ANE article contains scenes of unfettered egotism, staggering hubris and a genuine sense of a man promoted well above his abilities.