Author Topic: Two Generations Together  (Read 520 times)

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 665
Two Generations Together
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:25:35 »
Early this year I bought a 1988 560SL with fairly solid bones and I have spent some time since addressing some of the mechanical and esthetic problems that came with it.  Yesterday and today I had top-down rides in the 107 and my 113 before putting them away for the summer.   I am departing tomorrow on my annual trek to Italy.  Attached are the first pictures I have taken of the two cars together.
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

Jonny B

  • Pagoda SL Board
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, CA, San Marcos
  • Posts: 3240
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 15:58:55 »
Quite nice! I had a 107 (450 SL) before the Pagoda, and really like it, it was a wonderful cruiser. Safe travels my friend, see you in October.
Jonny B
1967 250 SL Auto, DB 568
1970 280 SL Auto, DB 904

Rolf-Dieter

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Canada, ON, London
  • Posts: 3102
  • Ex-Membership Director North America 2016/2018
    • My favorite spot on the Internet
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 17:22:39 »
Enjoy your summer in Italy Ralph! Too bad you cannot take the Pagoda with you. I too found a somewhat younger SL last year in May. It has a bit of a story and last fall I introduced the two for the first time. The story goes like this ...

In 2011 I was in Berlin and when you take a walk from the Brandenburg Gate on the Street Unter Den Linden you will pass a Mercedes novelty store selling all kinds of souvenirs (shirts, jackets, baseball caps, all kinds of model cars etc), they also had the new SL 63 AMG Baujahr 2011 in the store. It was the only car that they could master in the small store. Needless to say I fell in love with it and after enjoying a cup of coffee with a piece of great strudel in the store I purchased the model and took it back home to Canada.  Anyway, I left the model with my salesman (a good friend) on his desk at the MB Dealership. I told him “Bill if you ever get a nice low mileage SL in for trade call me.

Well it took almost 6 years and I got the call, Bill called and said “Dieter your car is here” I went straight to the store and traded my then 2012 C63 AMG in for that car on the spot.  The SL 63 AMG belonged to a lady she is our Airport Manager here in London, Ontario and when I purchased this car she had only 37,000 KM on the odometer (hardly broken in at that time). The picture of the two is my iPad Desktop picture naturally :)

I took that photo of the two last fall during a cleaning session, before putting the Pagoda away for the winter. I am fortunate to have found 2 of my dream cars.

Dieter
Dieter

Mercedes-Benz 1969 Pagoda 280 SL Auto. Exterior Blue, Interior Blue Leather
Mercedes-Benz 2011 SL 63 AMG Roadster, Exterior Sliver Metallic, Interior Black Leather
I consider myself fortunate to have something New and something Old to enjoy

Norm

  • Full Member
  • Senior
  • ***
  • USA, TX, Wimberley
  • Posts: 225
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 20:10:26 »
The old and the new....  Both keep a smile on my face.  :)

Norm
Norm
1966 230SL 162H Blue-Grey
1994 Acura NSX Formula Red
2016 Acura RDX Slate Silver
2011 SL550 Diamond White
2011 Harley Davidson Super Glide

49er

  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • USA, CA, Placerville
  • Posts: 1248
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 20:20:09 »
Nice going guys! Im sure your two SL's have lot to talk about when they are in their garages together ;)

John
1969 280SL 113044 10 003820
Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 76411 miles
6479 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 665
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 00:40:23 »

I took that photo of the two last fall during a cleaning session, before putting the Pagoda away for the winter. I am fortunate to have found 2 of my dream cars.

Dieter

Good story and good picture Dieter!  Hope you have an enjoyable summer driving season.

Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 665
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 00:49:01 »
Nice going guys! Im sure your two SL's have lot to talk about when they are in their garages together ;)

John

John, they are probably discussing how the red British beast made it into an otherwise all German garage!
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 665
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 00:53:58 »
....  Both keep a smile on my face.  :)

Norm

I am sure they do Norm.  Great contrast!
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

dwmartine

  • Full Member
  • Junior Level
  • *
  • USA, NJ, Annandale
  • Posts: 11
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 03:25:02 »
Very nice Ralph,

I bought a 1989 560SL last year with 32,000 miles.  Nice to have options on a sunny day although my wife has laid claim to the 560, Red is her favorite color 😎😎.  I enjoy the 1969 280SL more so all is good!
Dave Martine
Annandale, NJ
1969 280SL, 903H Blue with 145 Parchment, 81K miles
1989 560SL, 512 Garnet Red with 275 Mushroom, 32K miles
2014 CLS550C4, Obsidian Black with Almond/Mocha

johnk

  • Full Member
  • Silver
  • ****
  • USA, OH, Avon
  • Posts: 422
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 03:38:12 »
the red is really sharp in the 560
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450

neelyrc

  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • USA, AL, Birmingham
  • Posts: 665
Re: Two Generations Together
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 16:43:05 »
I love the color to, Dave! Have a nice summer.
Ralph
USA
1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
2004 Toyota HiLux D4D Pickup
2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)