I believe the lines of the A124 Cabriolet need no help, but it's evident that many in the 90s felt otherwise. Exhibit A is my 040 black Cabriolet that started life with a painted red/beige double-pinstripe thanks to a Mercedes dealer in New Jersey when it first left the dealer lot in the spring of 1996. Yes, it was color-coordinated and accentuated the interior, but to my eye it looks dated and adds nothing to the lines of the car. Daimler-Benz design head Bruno Sacco said it best: "Simplest is best."
It took awhile, but I finally got up the courage to remove the pinstripes with a microfiber cloth towel doused with just enough lacquer thinner to do the job.
The purity of Mr. Sacco's original design is now restored.