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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2012, 20:32:48 »
Yesterday Der Spiegel reported that the culprits were ordered to pay restitution of $50,000.  Guess the $15K was for pain and suffering!  That certainly wouldn't do it for me...
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 15:32:27 »
I was in Greece last week and read a local article stating the value at $100k.  It also stated the color made it extra valuable!!  I happen to like Tobacco Brown but was always under the impression that brown was on the lower end of popularity....especially for a sports car.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012, 18:13:09 »
I was in Greece last week and read a local article stating the value at $100k.  It also stated the color made it extra valuable!!  I happen to like Tobacco Brown but was always under the impression that brown was on the lower end of popularity....especially for a sports car.

Any thoughts?

Ok - Greece is in trouble big time.
I personally am not very fond of brown colors. Although on an older 911 I do like it (I think Steve McQueen's personal 911 in 'Le Mans' was dark brown, and it went well with his tan nappa jacket and copper bracelet).
Actually maybe this is a good topic for a poll: what is the best color on a Pagoda?

I've never had a car stolen, and was never broken into, but I'm prepared in case it happens: 'there are worse things that could happen'.
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2012, 18:17:23 »
Greece has been taken over by the troika... effectively the EU has taken control of it's budget

Greece invented democracy, don't ya know!
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2012, 23:01:23 »
Interesting about Greece!  I am there every month and rarely get the feeling that the country is in major trouble.  We all (including my Greek friends) know it's on thin ice...but it is not as apparent as the media portrays it.  I used to stay at the King George Palace in downtown Athens.  But since the protests have been so active (and the King George is next to the Parliament), I have stayed outside of Athens...otherwise I could by stranded in my hotel room!!!
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2012, 02:13:21 »
Wow this thread is all over the place. My comments are below.

* It really scares me that our  cars are so easily stolen. Best thing is to keep the car insight at all times for sure. Just wondering if anyone has deployed any security measures to slow these thieves down?

* I am all for getting John Travolta in our group once he has his pagoda back or a replacement. I like the idea of him flying all of us CA members to PUB. I am a former United Airlines pilot so let me be the first to call shot gun in his 707.

* Now to favorite color for the w113. It sure looks good in many colors and mine happens to be 396 metallic blue which is a great color. I was originally looking for a  904 midnight blue example which I find very elegant. Alfred looking forward to seeing yours in 904.

*. Last but not least Greece, a beautiful place but keep your hands off my US taxes. Time to work folks.

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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2012, 23:13:54 »
As a punishment, the courts should order the thieves chopped up and sold as dog food. A fitting punishment.
Doug Dees ;)

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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2013, 14:37:15 »
Looks like his Pagoda is almost as nice as mine ... same, well almost same colour as mine. I'm surprised that his has a soft top, would have expected his to be the California style with hardtop only.
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2013, 14:34:08 »
Nice car.  Probably another Scott Melnick (sp) creation.  Not sure if I like the bundt alloys on it though.  Our cars are skyrocketing in value.  About time.
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2013, 18:38:44 »
It is very sad in  a way if you think about it. Parts have sky rocketed it  for the W113 SL Pagoda.
Well john Travolta can afford another pagoda as nice  or nicer then the one he  had.  not
many of us are in that same league. Beer pockets champion taste. I was talking  with  a friend in
main and he told me that they are reproducing the tar top batters again in Germany. I was also told they leak so
I am happy just to have a AAA battery with a warranty and road side service, bet you Mercedes-Benz
will not honor that in a 50 year old car.
Scott Melnick is he still in Beverly Hills under the Gas Station? He does nice work He has two
Russian guy who know how to use lead and properly sand aluminum doors. But he is a deep pockets restoration
and service shop.
Also noted is the classic center is  hogging all the good parts for their restoration's So buy while you can.
you might come across a part used in john Travolta's  car.
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Re: Vinnie Barbarino Travolta's pagoda stolen ...
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2013, 23:40:56 »
Joe Alexander, I like the way you think ... we should make it a yearly meet and have him bring along some of the ladies :) the kind of ladies that are into our cars. We all would bring our Pagoda to the party and let John drive them ... just to show our appreciation :) It be a hell of a party weekend party that is :)
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