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willymo

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1375 on: March 29, 2021, 15:56:14 »
Seeing Tom's 250 attachment photos, I thought I would add two images of my 230 for the record. Best to you all.
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1962 Ivory 190sl
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1376 on: April 03, 2021, 12:57:36 »
New member Fonzi aka MKNMike in Wilmington, Delaware (DE USA).  I joined because I have two mechanical injection w108 cars I am looking to learn as well as I’ve learned D-Jetronic and K-Jetronic.  The cars that I’m looking to awake from hibernation are:

1969 280se (US Automatic) that will be parted.

1967 250se 4-speed that will be put back on the road.

I do dream of owning a pagoda some day.  I have an extensive collection of 70’s-80’s MB which I’d trade almost all of to get just one pagoda.  The only one I would have a hard time letting go would be my 1978 450slc 5.0 custom convertible. 

I forgot to link the list of my collection including the “no regrets pricing” I put on each of the projects. 

http://www.mkngarage.com/items/0mb0cars/

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1377 on: May 14, 2021, 04:22:16 »
New member.....new owner with 68 250Sl! Bought to sell, but not anymore...she is sticking around for a long time.  Although a little rough, I have grown to love her.  Looking for a group W113 in Scottsdale, AZ or surrounding area???

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1378 on: May 14, 2021, 05:47:44 »
Welcome to the Group.


There are 8 members in Scottsdale and i am sure more in the surrounding towns


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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
2006 MB B200
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1379 on: May 21, 2021, 20:46:38 »
Hello All,
I’ve recently purchased a 1969 280SL Automatic in need of TLC.  Joining the Pagoda SL Group was a really good decision – I’m amazed at the information on the site.  I’ve been a car nut all my life, lived in several countries, and am finally retired.  It’s reassuring to know there are lots of folks who have gone through, our are going through what I’m trying to do.  It’s great to know that I won’t have to spend as much time in the “school of hard knocks” this time.

Mark
1969 280 SL Green Automatic
1966 250 SE Coupe
1966 BMW 2000CS
1967 Porsche 912
2011 SL 550
Mark
1969 280 SL Automatic, Green
1966 250 SE Coupe
1966 BMW 2000CS
1967 Porsche 912
2011 SL 550

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1380 on: May 22, 2021, 00:13:50 »
Mark,


Welcome to the group.  As you have realised there is a wealth of information here and the search button in the Home line is your friend. That button will search the whole of the forum and tech manual.  The other search button at top right on the page only searches the area you are in on the Forum. Trap for the unknowing..


Enjoy the ride.


Garry
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Melbourne/ Kyneton, Brisbane. Australia
1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
2006 MB B200
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1381 on: June 01, 2021, 04:01:33 »
Thanks Garry, Received your welcome letter today in the post. I sold my previous 280SL in 2016 and moved to Porsche for a few years. The Porsche has now gone and I've returned to where my heart is and now the proud owner of 2 x 280SL's living in Newcastle, NSW. I haven't seen any other Pagodas on the road here but maybe they are in hiding. At the recent German Car Show, hosted by MB, the Pagoda was an absentee.....next year there will be two!
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 02:55:18 by Markdavie »

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1382 on: June 02, 2021, 02:01:20 »
Mark (@valzer102), welcome to the forum.  Thanks for posting a picture of your car.  I see that your car is wearing an Alabama vintage license plate.  Does this mean you bought the car in Alabama? 

We would like to hear more about how you found it and we would also be interested in seeing some additional  pictures.  Again welcome!   
Ralph

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
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Valzer102

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1383 on: June 06, 2021, 16:18:15 »
Hello Ralph, and Thank you!
I did indeed buy the car in Alabama.  The story of finding it is somewhat bittersweet.  It belonged to a gentleman who recently passed.  A good friend of mine for many years called me one day to say his neighbor was selling his classics and wanted to know if I was interested.  So we took a trip up both to visit my friend and see the cars.  The seller was fighting a valiant fight against cancer, but was determined to make everything easier for his family by reducing his fleet.

There were 2 cars.  The Pagoda, and something I had never considered:  A '67 Porsche 912.  I test-drove both cars.  The 912 was in far better shape, and was ready to drive the 400 mi home.  The Pagoda, not so much.  I made an offer on the 912, which was accepted, and I offered to take the Pagoda at a later date, if the seller couldn't find another buyer.  So I picked up the 912 and we went home. 

About a year later, I got another call.  Sadly, the seller had passed, and the family remembered my offer, and took me up on it.  We had to have the Pagoda trailered down, because the car wasn't capable of making the trip.  So in the meantime, I've started the process of getting the car ready for the body shop, bought many new parts, fixed many systems.  Given the bizarre employment climate we're currently in, the body shop that painted the 912 has put me off for several months while they try to find qualified workers.... not a good sign.  But I'm patient.  So there you have it.  But the saga continues!

All the best,
Mark
1969 280 SL Automatic, Green
1966 250 SE Coupe
1966 BMW 2000CS
1967 Porsche 912
2011 SL 550

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1384 on: June 06, 2021, 22:59:09 »
Hello  Mark,

Welcome to the group. Interesting story how you made contact with an old frend and eventually purchased both his cars. They are both fine automobiles. Enjoy them. The Pagoda loves to be driven once in shape.

Best Dieter
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1385 on: June 07, 2021, 01:51:15 »
Thanks for the story Mark, and for the additional pictures.  As you sort the Pagoda, keep the forum advised.  There is a lot of help available here if needed. 

How about a picture of the Pagoda with the 1966 250SE? Two cars from the same period.  Should be great together!
Ralph

1969 280SL, 4 Speed Manual, Dark Olive (291H), Parchment Leather (256), Dark Green Soft Top (747)
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
2007 BMW 328xi (E90)
Italy
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2008 BMW 330xd Futura Coupe' (E92)

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« Reply #1386 on: June 09, 2021, 17:21:47 »
Uncovered in a tent, deep in the Colorado countryside, 45 minutes off of paved roads.  It took dirt/gravel roads to get here.  This 230SL #001930 sat since 1992 with a supposed 1,000 kilometers since a complete motor rebuild.  Speedo/odometer reads in kilometers.  Same owner since 1979.  Full set of photos shown on Facebook Group “Mercedes-Benz SL (W113) Pagoda”

This is my first Pagoda and have been waiting forever to get one.  Any advice on what to do next & where to start is greatly appreciated.  Just arrived to its new home in Allentown, Pennsylvania last night.  Most exciting car purchase.  I’m happy to be part of this group.  Thank you for accepting my request to join.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1387 on: June 09, 2021, 17:31:58 »
Great find and Welcome to our Pagoda SL Group, the next most exciting step you can take now is to take out Full Membership for $30/year it will give you access to all the benefits of this site. Check out the benefits.

Here _—->  https://www.sl113.org/wiki/About/Membership

Dieter
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1388 on: June 10, 2021, 00:09:10 »
Welcome to the Group. 


First thing to do is join as a Full Member and gain full access to the Technical Manual that will help you immensely.


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Garry Marks
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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
2006 MB B200
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1389 on: June 29, 2021, 22:02:53 »
Hello SL Community,
I am introducing myself and hopefully beginning to engage and utilize your community. My namer is Kirk and I am in Oregon. In 2019, I purchased a basket case 230sl as a partial retirement project. I am a "in for a penny, in for a pound" guy, which clearly will be required here. At this point a have totally disassembled the car and have rehabbed every part I have and replaced the bits that were too far gone. I have included a couple collages of my progress. I have tons more photos. Things have slowed down at this point as I am doing a lot of time consuming metal work. Any thoughts, stories, advice, etc. is welcomed. Or perhaps just an introduction.
Best,
Kirk

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« Reply #1390 on: June 30, 2021, 01:24:04 »
Welcome to the group, Kirk.  You certainly have yourself a major project underway.  Thanks for posting the pictures.  We would love to follow your progress as you move ahead.  As a suggestion, you might want to start a new thread, "Kirk's 230 Restoration", or something similar and indicate where you are now and then update it at whatever interval is convenient for you.  You can explain what you are doing, problems you encounter, ask for advise if needed and post a few pictures along the way.  We enjoy the pictures!   

Just a suggestion, again welcome to the forum.
Ralph

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
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« Reply #1391 on: July 04, 2021, 19:46:02 »
Thank You Ralph,
I will do just that. We have had 115 degree weather in Oregon and the AC died so I've been otherwise occupied. Planning a big push to get the body back on the axles this summer. Stay Tuned!
Kirk

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1392 on: July 07, 2021, 18:52:06 »
Hi All

I have just joined and I am based in the U.K. in the county of Essex, just outside London.
Just going through the process of purchasing my first Pagoda, a 230sl in Tunis Beige. Specialist MB restorer Roger Edwards will be carrying out a pre purchase inspection in a couple of weeks, so assuming all is ok, I will be the proud owner of a wonderful car. I will post photos once I have the car.
Fantastic forum BTW

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1393 on: July 07, 2021, 21:03:46 »
Welcome Trevor, fingers crossed on your acquisition!
Cees Klumper
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1394 on: July 07, 2021, 21:05:58 »
Good to see you on here Trevor, I replied to your fb post a few days ago.

Looking forward to seeing the car, great colour!

Rahul
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1395 on: July 07, 2021, 21:15:00 »
Hi Rahul
Thanks for your brilliant response on FB. Yes, decided to take the plunge. Probably paying over the odds, but the general responses I got was to go for as much as you could afford. Fingers crossed that the pre purchase appraisal goes ok. I will definitely post some images if it goes well

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« Reply #1396 on: September 29, 2021, 18:04:35 »
Hey hey! New member, first post. I’m now the proud owner of the family pagoda here in Maine. She’s a 1970 280 SL roadster in white, with a blue hard top & blue leather interior. All original one owner 55kmi. Even have the original sales receipt. She’s currently undergoing an interior deep clean and a few tune ups before getting fully back on the road after sitting in a garage for 20+ Years. Hope to get a few weekend drives in before the snow flies. Posting picture soon.


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« Reply #1397 on: September 29, 2021, 18:34:42 »
Hello and welcome

In my humble opinion one of the best colourways, but then i am biased as it's the same as mine!
February 1965 230SL Automatic
UK delivered RHD
Papyrus white, blue hard top & hub caps
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« Reply #1398 on: September 30, 2021, 07:16:56 »
Grip, welcome to the forum.

Are you saying that your car has been in your family from new?  If this is the case or if it is recently new to your family, we look forward to hearing the story and seeing some more pictures. 
Ralph

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1399 on: September 30, 2021, 18:13:46 »
Hello Everyone!

Since I saw my first Pagoda in Greenwich CT, USA, as a 10-year-old NYC kid I've been in love with them. Now, nearing my 40th birthday, I saved up enough to hopefully get a good driving example. Have been monitoring BaT and Hagerty prices for some time now, but I would love some advice on how to get started with the hunt and what to look out for. I am located in Connecticut, USA.

Thanks!