Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    My wife wants to buy a 70s era 450SL. I know nothing about cars. Is this a decent enough auto? What to look for? Out for?

    lefty

    A neighbor of mine has a '78 that he raves about. He's had it for 5 or so years and hasn't had to put a lot of money into it. I drove it once and really enjoyed it.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Thanks Guys!

    Jet - It's a Capri, not a Gremlin. Here's a back shot


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  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Get a 280SL instead, if you can afford it. Multiples more, but 280's have far more investment potential.

    Better car or cooler car?

    A neighbor of mine has a '78 that he raves about. He's had it for 5 or so years and hasn't had to put a lot of money into it. I drove it once and really enjoyed it.

    Thanks.

    lefty
     


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    Two totally different cars that would now be meant for totally different uses. Daily driver, go for the R107 (450SL). 450SL - cost generally $3-8K [​IMG]. Want a classic weekend car? Get the W113 (generally called a Pagoda) - Cost $20-30K [​IMG] Both are great cars.
     


  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Thanks. Daily driver as she needs a tank not a hobby.

    Though if she saw that W113 she'd buy it on the spot. Beautiful car.

    lefty
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The downside to owning one of these is that it takes two people to remove or replace the top. It's heavy and awkward to handle.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    ^So my wife will have to take me everywhere she goes? I can live with that.

    lefty
     


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    The downside to owning one of these is that it takes two people to remove or replace the top. It's heavy and awkward to handle.

    That should only be twice a year - on in November, off in April seems to be average.
     


  9. dave

    dave Senior member

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    The downside to owning one of these is that it takes two people to remove or replace the top. It's heavy and awkward to handle.

    that's not totally true. That's only for the hardtop (which is INCREDIBLY heavy and awkward) but the soft top is perfectly simple to raise on your own. hell, ours doesn't even leak! not too shabby for a 43 year old car.
     


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    My collection 1994 Rover D90- Daily Driver 1965- Jaguar E-type- Weekend Driver [​IMG] [​IMG] edit: Ive tried to resize that first pic like a dozen times, sorry for its size, ill try again later.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    that's not totally true. That's only for the hardtop (which is INCREDIBLY heavy and awkward) but the soft top is perfectly simple to raise on your own. hell, ours doesn't even leak! not too shabby for a 43 year old car.

    You have one? PM coming.

    lefty
     


  12. dave

    dave Senior member

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    You have one? PM coming.

    lefty


    I should've clarified, mines a 67 230 pagoda. the 450 will have the few things mine doesn't though. power and a decent AC. Kuhlmeister just doesn't get it done.
     


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    [​IMG]


    Is this really going to be how I see your jag first.... over the internet?

    Disappointing.
     


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    Is this really going to be how I see your jag first.... over the internet? Disappointing.
    Im so confused. So curious as to who you are.
     


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