Me And My Car: A soft spot for older Mercs

Ms Helen Sugiono, who owns a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE, drives to Malaysia occasionally, to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands.
Ms Helen Sugiono, who owns a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE, drives to Malaysia occasionally, to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Ms Helen Sugiono, who owns a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE, drives to Malaysia occasionally, to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands.
Ms Helen Sugiono, who owns a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE, drives to Malaysia occasionally, to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Real estate agent Helen Sugiono has owned many rides, but it is the classic Mercedes-Benzes she loves most

Ms Helen Sugiono is the only woman in a classic Mercedes-Benz owners' club.

Informally called W126 - named after the S-class range made between 1979 and 1991 - the group of 35 was exclusively male before she joined six years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2020, with the headline 'A soft spot for older Mercs'. Print Edition | Subscribe