What’s the story behind the nickname?
I always loved James Bond when I was little, and my favorite Bond girl was Honey Ryder, [played by] Ursula Andress. She’s the blonde who comes out of the water wearing the white bikini!
Why did you buy this car?
I had a Saab that was a lemon, and I hated having a car payment. So when I got out here I was like, I want to find a car that’s gonna run forever, that’s also classic and cute. My mom had a convertible Mercedes 450SL that was our family car—me and my brother would be squished in the backseat, but it was amazing. So I was really obsessed with Mercedes. Plus, Honey Ryder’s diesel so the gas mileage is better than a Prius.
We speed past the greenery of Griffith Park before making a right on Los Feliz Boulevard.