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Some pics of a non W113
« on: May 30, 2009, 23:30:26 »
Same engine and drivetrain.

Enjoy  ;) http://picasaweb.google.com/71.280SE/280SE#slideshow
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 00:55:05 »
Is this W108 in Lancaster, PA? Bob?
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 02:09:40 »
280SE GUY ,

That is the definition of clean . Very nice indeed !!  What's the story behind it ?

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 04:13:53 »
Defintiely see the family resemblance! Cool.
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 12:34:56 »
Yes Douglas this is the one you saw back in the early 90's. What did you ever do with your Anthracite 280SL?

Thanks for the kind remarks. The story is a long one but I’ll give you the brief version. Bought the 280SE for my birthday present in 1974 had approx. 19,000 miles on her at the time, yesterday (May 30th) was my birthday and "worked" on her all day. I just had to share some pictures with the group because I knew they would be appreciated, after all they are cousins.

As a kid growing up in the fifties whenever my dad and all of my uncles gathered in the living room after a holiday meal as my mom and aunts did the dishes in the kitchen and I playing on the floor with my American bricks or Lincoln logs, I always remembered the conversations about how they all wished they would have kept that 1920's or 1930's so and so car they used to have (I’m sure most of you recall similar conversations, maybe different years). I vowed then and there that this would not happen to me. The 280SE has been off of the road since 1985 or so but has been brought back to life in the last year. Drove her, for the first time again, a couple of Saturdays ago, it felt great. I had saved this car for my retirement, and retired last August, so I have been nurturing her since then, a childhood dream comes true.  :)
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 18:28:17 »
Yes Douglas this is the one you saw back in the early 90's. What did you ever do with your Anthracite 280SL?


280SE Guy,

To answer your Q to Doug:
It is enjoying life in the UK !!

Now a question:

Can you confirm that there is only the 'Tee' piece splitting hydraulics to the rear brakes, and there is no pressure limiting or proportioning valve for the rear brakes on your car?

Appreciate your comments.

naj
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 19:02:44 »
naj,

Yes, confirmed, there is only the "tee" splitting the rear brake lines. Closeup pic follows:



You got a nice car from Douglas, hopefully you are caring for it as Douglas did, if not more.
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 19:33:22 »
Thanks for the prompt reply!

The owner is the one pictured!
I met her for the first lime last year at this rally!

Mine is the 'not so good looking' one below.

Thanks for the info...
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 20:23:59 »
naj,

Yours looks good also, nothing to be ashamed of.

Pass on my regards to the lady with Douglas's 280SL. She should be proud to own that machine although it must be tough with a left hand drive car in a right hand drive world. I spent about 3 weeks in England in 1968 when my sister and brother-in-law lived there for about four years. We spent about a week and a half tooling around in their 1959 TR-3, left hand drive, they brought over from the States. The first time I drove it over there and made the first left hand turn I ended up in the wrong lane, but was quickly reminded to move over. I never did get used to the warm Cokes on the street and warm beers in the pubs.

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 05:09:35 »
I know that car! And I've never forgotten it, even more than 10 years later. In fact, those photos -- even as impressive as they are -- do not do it justice. It's an incredible piece of work.

I should also clarify that the gray SL now residing in the UK is NOT the car I used to drive back then. That SL was silver and is now in the garage of a forum member who lives outside Seattle.

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 08:00:15 »

I should also clarify that the gray SL now residing in the UK is NOT the car I used to drive back then. That SL was silver and is now in the garage of a forum member who lives outside Seattle.



Sorry, 280 SE Guy & Douglas,

Got it wrong, again!!!

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 21:55:47 »
I have added some more pictures of Anthracite on one of the "other" Mercedes web sites: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=278929

Your comments/opinions are always welcome.

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2010, 08:24:25 »
Beautiful!
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2010, 08:59:20 »
Amazing!
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2010, 13:31:59 »
What a beauty!
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2010, 21:57:27 »
A concours dream....

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2010, 23:02:53 »
Thanks for all of your kind remarks, they are appreciated, especially from this group who know fine cars.

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010, 12:33:40 »
Ideally - we should all have SE's for daily duties and Pagodas for sunny days (and more tolerant wives)
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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 12:47:10 »
Ideally - we should all have SE's for daily duties and Pagodas for sunny days (and more tolerant wives)

Smiles from both of us  :)




I just added some additional pics on that "other site" for those that are interested.

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 12:53:07 »
That photo below is awesome!  It has the "Darth Vadar" look! 8)   I would pull out of the way if I saw that coming up behind me at high speed!

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Re: Some pics of a non W113
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 12:56:28 »
Thanks Doug,

Just a little tweak with Photoshop to put a smile on her face  ;D
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