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My 1970 280SL Arrived
« on: March 21, 2021, 15:56:00 »
Hello my Friends,

I'm privileged to be joining your wonderful club. I took delivery of my beautiful 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda Automatic yesterday 03/20/2021. I've been lusting over the 280SL Pagoda for five years, and considering to acquire seriously the past two. Finally, an opportunity came along that I couldn't say no to.
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 17:11:34 »
Congratulations and welcome!
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 19:42:50 »
Welome to the Group! The car looks very nice. (The Rolex looks nice also).
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 23:33:18 »
So nice, show more photos please.
1970 280SL W113 101624 miles. Silver exterior blue interior.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 23:33:53 »
Congrats! Nice car!
Pawel

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 23:40:28 »
Paint, chrome and Gaps look perfect. Beautiful color!

Welcome to the club!
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 01:09:26 »
Congratulations and welcome!

Thank you very much.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 01:09:50 »
Welome to the Group! The car looks very nice. (The Rolex looks nice also).

Thank you, she is indeed a beauty. Wonderful eyes, ;)

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 01:10:19 »
So nice, show more photos please.

Sorry, noticed the photos were too Large. How can I attach Multiple Photos all at once?

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2021, 01:10:32 »
Congrats! Nice car!

Thank you kind sir.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 01:10:53 »
Paint, chrome and Gaps look perfect. Beautiful color!

Welcome to the club!

You are a gentleman, appreciate you.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 01:15:31 »
Here are a few more photos.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2021, 02:14:46 »
Sorry, noticed the photos were too Large. How can I attach Multiple Photos all at once?
Welcome to the forum, MS616.  You have yourself a very lovely car!

Four photos per post is the limit.  You must use multiple posts for additional pictures. 

Not trying to be critical but I was wondering if the rear quarter panel chrome trim is missing on the drivers side also?  We don’t seem to have a picture of that side of the car.  There are always seem to be a few warts to sort out on a new purchase!
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2021, 11:28:20 »
Congratulations from me too, beautiful car.
Yes, the chrome strip is missing and the sill cover should be black, not the color of the car. You have to understand, such small mistakes magically attract our tested eyes.
But these are trouble-free little things.
Enjoy your toys and look forward to a fancy car.
Peter
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2021, 13:40:14 »
From the first set of pictures, I was going to say: The car sure needs a proper "garage mate". Then came the second set - or were these taken at the selling party?
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
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German specs
3rd owner

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2021, 15:11:18 »
Welcome to the forum, MS616.  You have yourself a very lovely car!

Four photos per post is the limit.  You must use multiple posts for additional pictures. 

Not trying to be critical but I was wondering if the rear quarter panel chrome trim is missing on the drivers side also?  We don’t seem to have a picture of that side of the car.  There are always seem to be a few warts to sort out on a new purchase!

Appreciate it, she is a beauty. Love her and the drive is so wonderful. Yes, it's missing on both ends. I'll have to source it and have it installed :)

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2021, 15:11:55 »
Congratulations from me too, beautiful car.
Yes, the chrome strip is missing and the sill cover should be black, not the color of the car. You have to understand, such small mistakes magically attract our tested eyes.
But these are trouble-free little things.
Enjoy your toys and look forward to a fancy car.
Peter

Thank you Peter, this is why I joined the club. Can't wait to learn all about this beauty.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2021, 15:15:52 »
From the first set of pictures, I was going to say: The car sure needs a proper "garage mate". Then came the second set - or were these taken at the selling party?

Thank you dear Mike. Those photos are from the Dealerships. She has had some previous brothers and sisters who are no longer with us. Attached are a few of her parted friends. Currently the line up is the 1970 280SL and a 2013 Toyota Camry.  ;D ;D ;D


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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2021, 18:54:53 »
I would miss G63. I have G55 :).
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2021, 21:43:33 »
I would miss G63. I have G55 :).

I'm the biggest G/Whore on the planet. Miss my 2021 dearly. Can't go wrong with these cars.

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2021, 05:11:15 »
Congrats !
I just got my hands on one this February and hope to have it on the road by next month .
I’m located in northern Virginia also ! Let me know if you plan to go to any car shows in the area .

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2021, 16:50:12 »
Congrats!

Is it on the road now?

Who did you use to transport your car?
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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2021, 00:21:41 »
Thanks !
It did run , but needed to be fined tuned and some work done to it . My restorer transported it to his shop in Leesburg. It has 68k on it and we are keeping everything as original as possible .

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2021, 01:27:15 »
Congrats !
I just got my hands on one this February and hope to have it on the road by next month .
I’m located in northern Virginia also ! Let me know if you plan to go to any car shows in the area .

Wow, wonderful. Mine is going trough a nice restoration with Charles Taylor out of Falls Church. God willing, I will have her back the last week of May. I can't wait for some Great Falls Cars & Coffee and whatever else is local. I also reside in Northern Virginia (Leesburg) :)

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Re: My 1970 280SL Arrived
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2021, 01:29:00 »
Congrats!

Is it on the road now?

Who did you use to transport your car?

I used a Private Party trough Dispatch and it was wonderful. $900 Enclosed & Insured and 24 hour delivery from Atlanta to Here. The 3rd week of May, I'll have it back. It's with Charles Taylor out of Falls Church.