This faded lemon, once yellow, Mercedes saloon was sitting in the shade of the trees at the small restaurant we were tipped off about in the Charente in France.
One of those places that only ever does Pat du Jour, ten Euros got us a full three course meal, complete with house red wine.
The place was empty when we first arrived.And with no signage outside whatsoever to identify it, we overshot and had to back up. Within twenty minutes, the seats and tables were filled to bursting point as everyone who knew where the best places to eat were situated arrived for lunch.
The faded Mercedes sat patiently in the mid day sun as we enjoyed the shade opposite.