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RAY

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My 280sl model
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:44:26 »
now mine is in storage I can admire my replica model that my wife had customised.

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 12:02:20 »
Customized to match your actual car?

Fantastic!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 13:39:20 by Pawel66 »
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280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
G-class

RAY

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 12:51:24 »
Yes indeed ! Painted with the same paint, body and hard top, whitewalls, tan ( cognac ) interior, ivory steering wheel and gear knob, two door mirrors, same number plates, LHD, euro bumpers, auto shift, roof bars, she did a fine job.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 18:47:14 by RAY »

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 17:49:03 »
AWESOME!!
Tony
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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 18:29:21 »
Great, very well done.

^Peter

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 20:38:34 »
This is definitely on my "bucket list" I want to change a model to "Sandy Beige" . Norev makes a 230SL on "Gold" but the color is not close enough.
I have an Anson which is white and will probably work great for a conversion. I need to acquire a 350SL model and use the Bundt wheels
Don't know how much your wife had to change, Ray, but this would have been close to what your car is. No hardtop, though.
Actually the Anson model and the official Mercedes Benz Classis Collection model are identical. The blue one is from an MB dealer
« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 12:46:35 by MikeSimon »
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 22:02:17 »
I have to do it too - customize for my car...
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280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
G-class

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2021, 19:18:18 »
It looks like painting the body will not work. All the chrome pieces on the trunk are painted on and masking will not work.
I have to get this and change the interior. 1:12 is better to work with also.


https://www.miniatures-minichamps.com/gb/other-scale/915132819-mercedes-280-sl-w113-pagode-1968-beige-black-ixo-pcl40002.html
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

RAY

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 14:30:37 »
The model my wife bought from Germany, Schuco, was silver when she got it then she sent it to a company in Wales along with the spec and paint colours and loads of pictures secretly taken of my Pagoda and she got back an exact replica, so a good model company can do it.

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2021, 17:07:31 »
Wow! I admit, I rather put that money towards restoring some of the items in the "real thing"! ;) 8)
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2021, 18:45:34 »
Personally, as an incredible surprise birthday present from my wife I was, still am, and will always be more than happy with the model which will be cherished long after the day comes and the "real thing" goes to it's next custodian.   ;)

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Re: My 280sl model
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 20:02:50 »
Wow! I admit, I rather put that money towards restoring some of the items in the "real thing"! ;) 8)

Mike

What a sad thing to say, why can’t one have both!!!

Whilst one’s little baby is sitting in the garage, you can have a mini-me of your pagoda on show in the lounge

I think it is an amazing present to have and maybe being a little bias, but your wife is a genius!! Knowing from personal experience on how difficult it is to find something so personal for a present shows how much she still loves you! You’re a very lucky man!
230SL