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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by ssnyc View Post

My dad and I have one of these we've been restoring for around 15 years now...still a WIP
1967 230 SL. british racing green (for lack of a better term) over green vinyl. gorgeous car, runs like a top!
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
I love the R129, but it's for people with the taste for that era, the E124/R129/W140 cars. Those cars are not likely to become classics in their own right, as the older chromed-out MB's from the 80's are better as 'vintage' MBs, but the blocky R129's hit the right buttons for me. Those and the W140 S-class in black/black were popular yakuza cars, on satin black Brabus tri-spokes, of course, cool for the era.

Agreed. Those cars may not become classics but in my eye, they had a huge impact on making MB's styling alot more "modern".
Still would love to roll around in the big body s600 with dual pane windows all blacked out.
post #33 of 50
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Wow! Maybe I should pick the one I'm looking up at and send it to Norway. The difference between the $20,000 and the guys ask of 7,000 should be enough to change out the ugly bumpers for proper ones.

I've personally always been a BMW guy (thanks to the parents) and my first car was a E34 525i 5-spd that I loved. However, now that I'm in an inpractical mood, I look at these old Mercs and think they're so classically styled and don't seem to depreciate now that they're 20+ years old. The particular copy I'm looking at has 112k miles been garaged and babied for its entire life (apparently) and is only 7k!

Ay carumba.

That's a great price! It'll be around $2500 to get it registered and all taxes paid, plus shipping, but it shouldn't be much more than $12,000 including shipping and getting it registered in Norway.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by dave View Post
My dad and I have one of these we've been restoring for around 15 years now...still a WIP
1967 230 SL. british racing green (for lack of a better term) over green vinyl. gorgeous car, runs like a top!

15 years?
wrap it up already will ya
post #35 of 50
yeah, it's been with him that whole time and until a few years ago we lived in different states. made it less practical. and none too smart i have to say. but no one ever accused either of us of being intelligent.
post #36 of 50
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Agreed. Those cars may not become classics but in my eye, they had a huge impact on making MB's styling alot more "modern".
Still would love to roll around in the big body s600 with dual pane windows all blacked out.

W-140 had a very strong presence that the more sleeker MB doesn't have now.
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
The Pagoda image began with the earlier version of the SL, the W113. If you looked at the roof from the rear, it curved upward at the sides like a pagoda. This was because the designers wanted to maintain a sleek profile, but had to raise the roof at the sides so people could get out without it being awkward. You can see a more subdued version of this in the W107.

My neighbor restored a W113 a few years ago. Its a beautiful car, but it seems to get a lot of garage time compared with her late-model japanese grocery-getter.
post #38 of 50
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I love this car. I used to often see a white one around town, but haven't for about a couple of years now.
post #39 of 50
there are a couple here just to add to the porn.

http://www.cooperclassiccars.com/Inventory1.asp
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there are a couple here just to add to the porn.

http://www.cooperclassiccars.com/Inventory1.asp

post #41 of 50

Just saw this tonight on a friends FB page. Assuming it's a 190SL?
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by Infrasonic View Post

Just saw this tonight on a friends FB page. Assuming it's a 190SL?

THIS. White/cream with read interior, FTMFW. The only thing better is the 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 my neighbour has just bought, the dirtyfuckingbastard.
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post #44 of 50
I recently Drove an '87 SL560 around town, maintained and in top condition, it was owned by a family member. I wasn't to impressed, it felt heavy, felt sluggish. Honestly my old beat up BMW E30 3 series with over 200K miles felt faster, lighter and like it had better handling. Whats so great about these cars?
post #45 of 50
Someone told me they found a slightly beat-up 450SLC for $1500. Might check it out for lulz. If it runs it might be an interesting daily driver.
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