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Mercedes R107 (70's and 80's SL)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by dhc905, May 25, 2010.

  1. SpallaCamiccia

    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    That one is called Mercedes Pagoda over Europe.
     
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    That one is called Mercedes Pagoda over Europe.
    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.
     
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    Any of you guys fans of the R129? [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
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    Those old SLs are beauties, I haven't seen many around but I still see a few S class models from that same era. As an aside, how has MB reliability been of late? I know it was in the toilet for a good part of the 90s and the better part of this decade. Not sure how they are doing now in this department.
     
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    Lovely cars, found this one at the classifieds. [​IMG] Not too bad price either, about $20,000, which is the price of a 5-8-year old VW Golf here in Norway.
     
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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.
     
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    ^^I think that's the generation earlier. IMO more beautiful, but waaay more difficult to find.
     
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    [​IMG]

    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!
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    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 [​IMG]
     
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    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.[​IMG]
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    [​IMG]
    I love this car. I used to often see a white one around town, but haven't for about a couple of years now.
     
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