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Chuck Jones’s Mercedes Convertible Highlight of Mercedes-Benz Club of Orange County’s Summer Fun Run

Over 30 members of the Mercedes-Benz of America Club–Orange County paid a visit to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity yesterday where they were able to view Chuck Jones's 1970 280 SE Mercedes-Benz convertible. 

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They were particularly impressed by the fact that the top has never been folded down and as a result is in "like new" condition!

Jones, when asked how he'd like to be paid for some consulting work he'd done for friends, demurred, but they insisted so he pointed at a toy Mercedes-Benz convertible on their desk and said one of those would be fine (meaning the toy replica.) A week later, the 280 SE showed up in his parking space. 

The convertible is still on display at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Come on by and see it for yourself! The Center is open Wednesday through Monday from 10 AM to 6 PM and closed on Tuesday.