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cgbenz773

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1350 on: December 16, 2020, 19:48:47 »
Hi everybody,

My name is Charlie. I currently own a '68 280 SL. I'm new to anything car related (I'm a cameraman by trade) and am currently deciding what I'm going to do with my SL. If you have any experience restoring or selling this model, please feel free to reach out with any tips or ideas. Thanks again!

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1351 on: December 17, 2020, 19:00:29 »
JM, Your car looks really nice !!
cgbenz773, Welcome to the group from another Chicago area member. You came to the right place. Just search for answers to your questions or just ask if it is a tricky one.
Enjoy the ride !
Mark
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1968 SS396 Camaro Convertible (owned since 1977 -- my first car :D)
1984 Porsche Euro Carrera coupe, LSD, SlateBlueMet/Blue
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1352 on: December 17, 2020, 22:17:41 »
Thank you for your welcome to the site and the car looks nice but more work to be done, this is what it was intended for.   :)
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Vincenzo

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1353 on: December 22, 2020, 14:42:35 »
Hi everybody,

I joined a few days ago.  I do not currently own but hope to one day purchase a driver.  I currently have a DeTomaso Pantera which I picked up in 2013 and put it on jack stands for 5 years of updates.  I joined their mail list before my purchase and got a lot of tips and help. I drive it now and find satisfaction in the work that was done. 

I have been looking for a pagoda owners group like this for a while and look forward to expanding my knowledge from the collective.
Vincenzo
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1354 on: December 22, 2020, 22:06:22 »
Welcome Vincenzo to the Group.


Make sure you have a good read of the Tech manual and in particular the area on what to look for when purchasing a Pagoda.


https://www.sl113.org/wiki/Buying/Start


Happy hunting..
Garry Marks
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2005 MB A200
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1355 on: December 24, 2020, 05:12:55 »
Vicenzo, Welcome to our group! As Garry said the resources we have for members will help to educate you on what to look for & watch out for in buying a Pagoda.

I have always been fascinated by the Pantera. Great looking cars. In Canada we have coffee shops all over called Tim Hortons. He was a well known hockey player who died driving his Pantera back to Buffalo after a game in Toronto. From what I remember it wasn't a failure caused by the car, but maybe a driver error after a few too many drinks. A sad ending for a Canadian hockey/business icon.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1356 on: January 30, 2021, 18:46:20 »
Hello everybody!
My name is Risto and i am from Finland. I am always interested pagoda Mercedes and six months ago i deside have one. It is white 1967 250 sl automatic. We are same age😄. You have great information these sites. I like to repair it myself so i will visit here often.👍

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1357 on: January 30, 2021, 20:23:58 »
Hi Ristorante,


Welcome to the group.  There are lots of people here with very good advice from original owners through to those that have done nut and bolt restorations and all in between.  Ask lots of questions and photos are always welcome.


Garry
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1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
2005 MB A200
2008 MB SLK 55 AMG
2016 VW T6 4x4 pop top Camper
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1358 on: January 31, 2021, 15:32:34 »
Welcome Risto! I am also a 250 SL owner (and a 280 SL) but I am a bit older than the car -  :D

Did you find the car in Finland or did you need to search a bit further?

Lots of people here ready to help with questions. I also recommend becoming familiar with the search function.
Jonny B
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Risto

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1359 on: February 02, 2021, 18:23:33 »
Thank you for you welcome.😊
I found it in Finland. It is ex us car and brought here about 15 years a go.