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Long term ownership
« on: August 25, 2022, 02:39:10 »
Is there anyone out there that maintains an informal list of length of continuous ownership of an SL?

I recently realized that I bought my 280SL in 1975 and that I've had continuous ownership of my SL for 47 years. I'm probably pretty high up on the list of long term ownership of an SL and am wondering if there any other very long term owners out there.

I know Mercedes offers grill ornaments for high mileage ownerships, but is there anything for multi decade owners?

I'm in the NYC area would love to hear from other long term owners.

If you are near NYC , remember to come to the big show on September 17-18.

https://greatmarques.org


Peter
1968 280SL
1987 560SL

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 03:58:59 »
40 years here.
1969 280SL
1984 300CD
1987 190E 2.6
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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 04:54:41 »
 I took delivery of my 1st SL, a 250 in May of ‘67, traded it in for my 280SL in Sept ‘68 so I guess that works out to over 55  years of continuous Pagoda ownership. I think there might be a couple of other members that have owned their cars longer

John

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Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 76894 miles
6957 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2022, 06:22:18 »
Can't beat that just 44 years
Maurice
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Cees Klumper

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2022, 11:09:22 »
Rookie here with only 23 years ...
Cees Klumper
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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2022, 12:14:45 »
Have 49er, John beat by 2 months, wife's father took ownership of 1967 250SL  in March 67, make it 55 years and 5 months, if that counts.
Alex D
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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2022, 12:33:22 »
I purchased my 300 SL in January, 1964.

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2022, 12:46:34 »
We purchased our 230SL on February 21, 1966.

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2022, 14:29:00 »
ejboyd5 for the gold .... in more ways than one!

@Alex I don't think family ownership counts in this contest-of-who-holds-their-Pagoda-the-longest?
Cees Klumper
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1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 rosso corsa "Luigi"
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Jonny B

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2022, 15:39:37 »
We have published stories about Alex D's car, MB Paul's car, and 49er's car

If you would like to get one published in Pagoda Notes or Pagoda World, put one together and send it to me. Don't stress about format, I can deal with that, it is the overall content and photos that are the key items.

Pagoda Notes:
Vol 7, all four issues that year
Vol 9 #1
Vol 12 #3

Pagoda World 20 has an article about MB Paul (single owner)

One of the fun stories from Alex D's ownership (along with the unique turquoise interior) - when he got the car from his father-in-law, it had four different brand tires. Hey you only need to replace the one that failed don't you??
« Last Edit: August 25, 2022, 15:50:35 by Jonny B »
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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2022, 20:49:06 »
February, 1969, Sindelfingen delivery.  53 years and 6 months. 8)
Ralph

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2022, 06:40:52 »
Wow. And I thought my 22 years of ownership was already long. Clearly am a rookie here...

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Re: Long term ownership
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2022, 04:34:14 »
Took delivery in Bend, Oregon in April 1971 and immediately taken to Loma Linda, CA. Approximately 140k miles of happy driving in California. The Pagoda Community has proven to be as interesting as the vehicle!
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