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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #725 on: November 12, 2013, 01:44:42 »
G'Day Gerry,

Thanks for your correspondence.

I have a good mate in Santa Maria Cal. An ex Army Mate - so a GOOD mate. He'll help me with an address if needed.

Insurance
I have engaged a US Insurance company willing to insure me and my wife to drive. Only about $400. I am interested to see nevertheless, who you use to obtain a comparison quote but more importantly ,it's always good to have backup. You mentioned "Progressive" in your story. I have tried them and they declined. Do you have their email address or contact?

Regiastration
If I bought the car in Cal. Would you advise obtaining a 30 day Temp Permit as you did? Will this negate the need for a full registration?

Read you story, lucky I had a spare 10 hours. Most interesting!
I intend driving my Pagoda (when I buy it) LA>LV>Grand Canyon> Lake Tahoe>San Fran>Long Beach ......hope I don't encounter the breakdown issues you experienced. Mind you German engineering vs British = No Match.

You mentioned that there are unscrupulous LA dealers. If you can remember please let me know who I need to avoid and to remain ethical here's my email roycasey22@gmail.com.

Speak soon Mate.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #726 on: November 12, 2013, 09:39:42 »
A quick reply. It was progressive and your price was around the same And had to do six months. Definitely only get a 30 day permit. It was really easy. Walked into their equivalent of our RTA except it appeared to be a commercial rather than State run shop and within  5 minutes and $18 I had a permit to fit to the rear end.

If it all turns to poo you could always register Irvin your mates name then do a bill of sale to yourself. Just remember to inform that it is being exported so that there is no equivalent bog stamp  duty on transfer. The bill of sale was enough. Also remember you cannot repeat cannot ship until you have the approval to import.

Many unscrupulous was a bit strong just that there have been some dealers mentioned on this forum as known for having ' dogs or sows ears so to speak'  :o

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #727 on: December 05, 2013, 14:19:18 »
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to introduce myself, I 've had my 1968 250SL for  about 10 years now, bought it from my grandfather who had since new. Was an Arizona car, rebuilt the engine and tranny about 8 years ago, currently cleaning up the body a bit.

Will be looking for a few odds and ends as well as likely some technical information and will share experiences.

I have been building race cars, customs and hot rods for about 25 years.

Thanks.

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« Reply #728 on: December 05, 2013, 14:53:13 »
Hello Leadfoot

Welcome to the forum, it's always nice to see another Ontarian join the Pagoda SL Group :) Perhaps we get together next year at one of our meets or Sunday drives :)
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« Reply #729 on: December 05, 2013, 20:40:34 »
Hi Leadfoot,

Welcome to the Group.  Put some photos up in the Photos area, everyone loves to see photos and ask away, there is a wealth of information around here on the Forum.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #730 on: December 12, 2013, 08:16:03 »
Good Morning all Members (Dzień dobry wszystkim) !

It's already time to introduce myself. I joined the forum a few months ago but I was slightly blocked due to my not so perfect english (my foreign language is "deutsch"). But the adventures of Andy from Auckland provoked me to join a discussion, congratulating him and add a few tips of my car restoration.

I live in Poland, 46 years old (like my Pagoda), I am an electronics engineer. Except of nice daily drivers have another special car: G-Class 350GD Turbo 1992 prepared (partially personally by me) for long trips. We go to the mountains of Europe and have fun exploring old 4x4 trails. Generally, my hobbies gravitate around cars.
Hoping that will fix all my mistakes in English, I say a big hello to everyone.

Thank you.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #731 on: December 12, 2013, 09:50:28 »
Hello Dariusz,

Welcome to the Group. I was looking at an early G Wagon recently and nearly purchased it. Nice vehicle.

Post some pictures when you get a chance of your Pagoda.  Every one likes to look and compare.

Again Welcome

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #732 on: December 12, 2013, 10:21:32 »
Welcome here Dariusz, have a great time and like Garry said, post some pictures of your Pagoda!

Greetings Ger.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #733 on: December 12, 2013, 14:43:28 »
Hello and Welcome Dariusz!

Don't worry about your English it's perfect and in time will be getting even better :) I joined the German Pagode Forum for the same reasons to polish my German writing, since I've been too long in Canada. Looking forward to your photos.

once again Hertzlich Willkommen! :)
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #734 on: December 12, 2013, 14:53:19 »
Witam serdecznie na forum i zapraszam do kontaktu z polskim oddziałem Pagoda SL Group!

Pozdrawiam
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #735 on: December 12, 2013, 18:21:21 »
Great that the Polish representation gets larger.

Welcome and hope you enjoy participating in this forum. It is addictive as are our Pagodas ;)
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #736 on: December 12, 2013, 20:33:57 »
Hello,
Garry, gerster, Flyair - thanks for your kind words of welcome.
Rolf-Dieter - vielen Dank fuer Deine sehr netten Begruessungswoerter !
Artur - dziękuję za niespodziewane powitanie w języku polskim.

There was a bit internationally, but let's get back to the English language.
I keep all photos on the Picasa website : https://picasaweb.google.com/dkdariodarek

There are 4 albums on the history of the Pagoda in my hands.
In order not to bore the viewer are divided into:
Arrival - https://picasaweb.google.com/dkdariodarek/MercedesW113Pagode1967250SLArrival
Restoration - https://picasaweb.google.com/dkdariodarek/MercedesW113Pagode1967250SLRestoration
Assembling - https://picasaweb.google.com/dkdariodarek/MercedesW113Pagode1967250SLAssembling
Final pictures - https://picasaweb.google.com/dkdariodarek/MercedesW113Pagode1967250SLFinalPictures

Enjoy watching!
Dariusz
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #737 on: December 12, 2013, 20:52:33 »
Dariusz,
welcome and let's keep in touch
witamy i liczymy na kontakty!

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« Reply #738 on: December 12, 2013, 20:58:15 »
Dariusz

Phenomenal work on your Pagoda!  Welcome.
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« Reply #739 on: December 12, 2013, 21:21:26 »
Dariusz,

Pierwsza klasa prace można zrobić z tego samochodu. Pravo! Ona wygląda oszałamiająco. Klienci wchodzący że salon będzie wiedział, co qualety oznacza wykonanie. Byliśmy bardzo zadowoleni widząc wszystkie zdjęcia, dziękuję za dzielenie się.

(Dariusz, First class work you done on that car. Pravo! She looks stunning. Customers entering that showroom will know what qualety workmanship means. Enjoyed seeing all the photographs, thank you for sharing).

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« Reply #740 on: December 13, 2013, 01:27:53 »
R-D

Google translation is very handy an most times it works quite OK. Polish however is a tough animal and for google it is the major failure in that chapter...
nice try though ;)
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #741 on: December 13, 2013, 03:23:43 »
I know Stan, that is why I included the English as well :)
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« Reply #742 on: December 13, 2013, 09:58:24 »
Have got an idea: let's get into the Polish language in this forum.
Looking statistically from several recent posts, it would be the simplest way for all... ;)

Thank you for the positive feedback about my 2.5 years of work. Opinion of the people who know the subject, is the greatest satisfaction.
I forgot to add one more thing. If someone had a question about the detail of my restoration, feel free to ask.
If I knew how to answer, I'll do it with pleasure and to my best knowledge.

Kampala - thank you for the warm welcome.

Dariusz
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« Reply #743 on: December 13, 2013, 10:16:55 »
Fabulous, excellent work :) :)

Are you going to drive it?
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« Reply #744 on: December 13, 2013, 10:30:43 »
Thank you Larry,

Now begins the winter, slowly appears salt on the roads.
I will use this time to "see as much as one could wish for" at a new car.
But in the spring, I'm going to start the operation, although only during good weather.

Greetings,
Dariusz
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« Reply #745 on: December 13, 2013, 13:38:31 »
We welcome you warmly to the forum.
Congratulations on the excellent restoration
and look forward to meeting with you in the summer on Polish roads.

Do zobaczenia   ;D :D ;)
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« Reply #746 on: December 13, 2013, 16:40:25 »
Have got an idea: let's get into the Polish language in this forum. Looking statistically from several recent posts, it would be the simplest way for all... ;)

Dariusz,
you can do it, indeed... but only once. Then, the forum administrators who will gladly kill that idea ;D
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« Reply #747 on: December 13, 2013, 17:10:08 »
Dariusz,
you can do it, indeed... but only once. Then, the forum administrators who will gladly kill that idea ;D

To be honest, I count on it.
There is no better way to learn to swim, than jump into deep water.
... unless you will drown ... ;D

Cheers, Dariusz.
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« Reply #748 on: December 14, 2013, 08:25:24 »
Nah, I would just move it into a Polish thread....
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« Reply #749 on: December 14, 2013, 10:12:46 »
 Hi Guys,

Also new on this site though I was on the MB veteran list a decade ago or so. I have an "horizon blue" 250 SL of November 1967, among the last produced which I purchased in California in 1998 - it was an original black plate and I'm the fourth owner according to the service book. It is in absolute original condition, never resprayed. It runs fantastically well thanks to a "magician" in the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam (yes, I'm writing from old Europe...), who fixed a few issues and tuned it wonderfully: the car still reached 180 km/h (in Germany only -:) !) easily and is still very punchy, with a perfectly functional automatic gear box. happy to give the details of the specialised workshop to anhy interest member: the guy is not cheap at all, but you see the difference when you get your car back

I've been a long time customer of MB until the early 2000 where I got fed up with recurrent electronic bugs on my then brand new CLK cabrio 200 kompressor and an equally brand new ML 270 CDI whihc I bought for my wife - this car had so many problems that we wold it (for a very low price...) hardly two years laters. I went to BMW (not much happier) and to Audi for a A6 avant 3.0 TDI quattro - a fanstatisc car that i drove for 137,000 KMs without a single bug!.

I'm currently considering buying a 2003 SL 350 (R230 model) but am hesitating because of the bad memories of MBs from that time. If anyone has some insight on the reliability of early 2000's SL 350, I'd be happy to get some feedback.

Cheers,

Marc.
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