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So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« on: December 07, 2012, 20:31:07 »
So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today (37 degrees F) so I decided to put myself in Anthracites resting place for the winter and take a few glamor shots of her while the temp inside the garage was at about 72 degrees. I didn't see anything worth watching on the TV so I turned on the net radio and listened to one of my favorite Beatles channels I have saved on the Vtuner Internet radio.

Hope you enjoy these glamor shots.
















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280SE Guy











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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 20:35:35 »
Very nice indeed, thanks for posting, glad to see you are enjoying the rest time!
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 21:12:30 »
This is one cool man-cave indeed.
The SE looks stunning along with the art-deco prints on the wall,  very nicely done.
The problem now is, how am I going to post pictures of my man-cave that doesn't come anything close to this, :)

BDW do you ever drive this car? I'm mean wow, it looks amazingly clean and shiny not even finger prints!
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 10:01:25 »
Just fantastic, great pictures great garage.
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 10:15:46 »
It looks better than my living room!
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 11:54:20 »
If your chrome is not fresh i need to know what products you use to make it look like that. You are putting us all to shame  ;)

Love the pic on the wall - have sent a PM
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 12:00:21 »

BDW do you ever drive this car? I'm mean wow, it looks amazingly clean and shiny not even finger prints!

The last (high speed) drive for the season was on Monday November 26th. I timed that one just right as on Tuesday there was 2" of snow on the ground and the salt trucks were driving up and down the roads. I put on the 15" Blizzak tires for the winter hibernation and drove her into the garage. Before you wonder the Blizzaks are old and beyond the date use stamp. Oh yes, finger prints are not allowed.




Anthracite really loved the high speed run so I took a picture of her pipes showing how much she liked it.



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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2012, 12:18:47 »
if this is your garage, given its content inside and the great decoration, no wonder that you find TV programs boring ;D
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 04:15:42 »
Very Nice Bob. Quite a nice place for any vehicle or"any body" to spend the winter!  Yes everyone, that is the original sale sticker on Anthracite's rear window :o

Notice also, that even the inside of the exhaust pipes are "surgically cleaned" !
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 04:21:44 by ja17 »
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2013, 00:51:28 »
I had a few drinks with my neighbour this evening celebrating my 76th birthday, now here checking things in my garage (extension of my man cave :)) I must say you have a very nice car there ... lock after her nd enjoy!
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2013, 01:26:32 »
280SE Guy, that is a magnificent car and is appropriately housed for the winter its palace.  Congratulations.

Rolf-Dieter, happy birthday.  Your behavior regarding your prize makes you a true gentleman, in my eyes.

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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2013, 02:53:38 »
The only time I have seen white pipes was when lead was still in our fuels.  Saw a good bit of it in Europe.
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2013, 22:17:55 »
It looks better than my living room!

Indeed! There is a camshaft, five rocker arms and a headrest sitting on my coffee table right now.

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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 19:03:35 »
The weather is predicted to be rainy tonight (09/21/13) and in the morning. I'm planning on being in Anthracite's space and enjoying some movies. I think it's time for "The Worlds Fastest Indian" again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ABmzRsK0U&list=PLT5Vf05X6M2GY7li8Wiqi5Tv7q2N4MBCo. A great movie, get if you can.



While sitting in the "movie watching chair"




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280SE Guy
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 20:46:18 by 280SE Guy »
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Re: So it was rainy, cloudy, foggy, and cool outside today
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 20:29:19 »
Hello Bob,

Looks like Anthracite and the garage has never been used!  Both in mint condition!  Yes, a great movie, one of my favorites.
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