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Vintage photos of my 280
« on: January 15, 2020, 21:43:35 »
 Going through some boxes of old photos I found these three negatives taken back late '68 or '69 (the registration sticker still shows 1968 so before sept '69). For Oz, or anyone else that lives in the South Bay, they were taken along Via Campesina next to the Rolling Hills golf course in Palos Verdes.

John
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 23:03:20 by 49er »
1969 280SL 113044 10 003820
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6583 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 22:36:24 »
Thanks John,
Those are awesome. Many will enjoy looking at those pictures.
I hope all is well with you.
Mark
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 23:04:17 »
very nice! ;)

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 04:34:24 »

Just lovely John!
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 05:17:34 »
John

Nice photos.

I know that street well. One side has the golf course and the other side has homes.  I think you are parked directly in front of the “bird of Paradise” house built by Lloyd Wright.   one of our favorite dream homes. 

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 15:24:17 »
John

Nice photos.

I know that street well. One side has the golf course and the other side has homes.  I think you are parked directly in front of the “bird of Paradise” house built by Lloyd Wright.   one of our favorite dream homes.

 I do remember that house and you might be right. Wish I had turned the camera a bit to include it my picture.
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4 speed manual, PS. 76520 miles
6583 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 15:46:09 »
Beautiful!
Again something else.

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 16:11:47 »
Pictures with character!
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 16:13:16 »
Great photos! I've lived here since 1994
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 18:06:54 »
Nice photos of a great car John! Must have brought back memories when you where younger and the joy you found then and still have with this fine car. 

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 00:00:13 »
To see this gorgeous car when it was new knowing that it’s still driven all these years later by the same owner makes me smile.  Congrats Ed!   

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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 00:54:51 »
Great old photos John. 


It is interesting how high it sits as a new ca or is that just my failing eyesight.
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 15:09:56 »
This one is not that old. I was still living in Germany and this was taken just after I bought my 280SL. Fall of 1982. It made a local newspaper
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Re: Vintage photos of my 280
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 17:06:23 »


Absolutely great, Mike,

Love your pic !
Yes, very authentic for those days. Remember those very well.
Got my "Abitur" exam in 1982 ....
... but had no Pagoda back until then.
Was too young...
 ;)

All best,
Achim

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