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Legacy121

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1225 on: September 25, 2019, 01:33:45 »
New member here. Just picked up my new to me Pagoda last week. Its a 66' 230SL and I will be its 3rd owner. I have to say this site has been a wonderful resource as I've searched for the right car. Looking forward to many fun miles ahead!

This seems like a wonderful group of people here.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1226 on: September 25, 2019, 01:48:33 »
Welcome to the Group. 


Enjoy your 230SL and thanks for becoming a Full Member and recognising the full access benefits that come with your Full Membership.  A welcome package will, if not already, be sent to you in due course


We always enjoy seeing new photos so feel free to post some.



Enjoy the ride.


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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1227 on: September 25, 2019, 04:56:12 »
New member here. Just picked up my new to me Pagoda last week. Its a 66' 230SL and I will be its 3rd owner. I have to say this site has been a wonderful resource as I've searched for the right car. Looking forward to many fun miles ahead!

This seems like a wonderful group of people here.

Welcome!

We're all voyeurs here, so don't be shy.  Snap a quickie for us to see the beauty!

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1228 on: September 25, 2019, 17:13:06 »
Welcome to the group Legacy121!  Hope you get some fun driving experience in before the New England weather closes in on you for the winter.  Don’t be bashful about sharing some pictures of your new prize.
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Legacy121

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1229 on: September 27, 2019, 22:23:15 »
As requested, here are some pictures of my new ride. Thank you again for the warm welcome!

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1230 on: September 30, 2019, 20:53:52 »
Hi Everyone,
My name is Garrett. This forum seems great! I just purchased a 1964 Euro 230SL manual. The car is currently red on cognac but I plan on painting it pack to it's original color code in white. The car is a great driver at this point.. I was hoping to get some guidance from everyone as to where I can get this thing restored.. Any advice is beyond appreciated as this is my first classic!

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1231 on: September 30, 2019, 22:05:19 »
Hi Everyone,
My name is Garrett. This forum seems great! I just purchased a 1964 Euro 230SL manual. The car is currently red on cognac but I plan on painting it pack to it's original color code in white. The car is a great driver at this point.. I was hoping to get some guidance from everyone as to where I can get this thing restored.. Any advice is beyond appreciated as this is my first classic!

Garrett
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Welcome!  Post a pic of your new project!

Start a new thread regarding restoration guidance.  You'll get a ton of advice I'm sure.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1232 on: September 30, 2019, 23:34:16 »
Welcome Garret to our International Group.


You are one of the lucky ones as you have a Pagoda guru right near by in Joe Alexander who lives in Blacklick and known on here as  JA17.  He is maybe one of four top Pagoda specialists in the USA and many ship their cars to him from far away.


Meanwhile, you might consider joining as a Full Member to give you both full access to the Technical Manual here and also received the by annualmPagoda World Magazine and some Group window stickers. For the sake of $30 US per annum you will make that saving in the first error you may make without the access and knowledge of the Tech Manual.


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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1233 on: September 30, 2019, 23:53:57 »
As requested, here are some pictures of my new ride. Thank you again for the warm welcome!

Nice pictures, thanks for posting.  Love the dark colors. What is the color code of your car?
Ralph
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1234 on: October 18, 2019, 21:46:08 »
Hi,
My name is Peter Dall & I live in Melbourne Australia.  I have coveted the mid to late 60's 230-280 SL series but alas my budget does not go to $100,000 AUD.  However I have just found a 1981 SL280 (locally) in my price range so am seriously considering buying it.  Any comments more than welcome.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1235 on: October 24, 2019, 22:23:20 »
After lurking and posting here for a while, I finally upgraded to Full Membership today. Looking forward to many more years of excellent exchange about the W113, although it will have to share a place in my heart with 16 motorcycles of different makes, my 1970 Porsche 914-6GT and my 1990 Corvette ZR1. 8)
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1236 on: December 03, 2019, 14:03:26 »
Mike, glad to hear that you made the decision to become a full member. Welcome! Have you found the extra resources available, like the technical manual helpful? Hugh
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Re: New member introductions hello from California
« Reply #1237 on: January 05, 2020, 20:08:09 »
Having eyed the Pagoda for decades as a must have on the bucket list of German sports cars, the right project just came along.

I am new to this group, new to the marque and an excited new owner to a 1965 230SL.  This car was on BaT back in November as a project. 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-230sl-18/

The plan is to immediately ship it to Calif. and undertake the final steps in completing the car.   

My prior restoration specialty is finishing restorations-in-work.  I've spent most of the last 30 years focusing on vintage BMW restorations.  But have since branched out to an XKE restoration (2016) and most recently an early Porsche 928 restoration (2019).  https://rennlist.com/forums/928-forum/1123822-01117-restoration-phase-ii-engine-and-front-suspension-23.html

I've wanted an SL for decades and this BaT project fits the bill perfectly.

I look forward to joining the conversation, lurking and contributing.

Paul Cain
Newport Beach Calif.




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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1238 on: January 06, 2020, 15:21:23 »
Hi Paul, welcome to our group! I just mailed you a new member package.

I saw that car on BAT and was seriously thinking of bidding on it too. I thought it was very interesting and seemed odd the owner didn't get the last few things done to finish the restoration and increase the car's value. I hope no surprises and all turns out great for you! Keep us posted on what you find when work on it. Also once you get it on the road! Enjoy your Pagoda tours in 2020!
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1239 on: January 06, 2020, 17:37:16 »
Welcome Paul!

You are moving over from the dark side...??

Do I have the person correct in that you have been involved with the Legends of the Autobahn show in Monterey for BMW? I have been judging there for years, and have been chief judge for MB the past two.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1240 on: January 06, 2020, 17:51:12 »
Welcome Paul and congratulations on the car.
Nice to have another member close by.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1241 on: February 02, 2020, 18:25:37 »
Winter in Norway, no way. Rode my 230SL today 😄 dusty car woke up from winter sleep, happy to run!
Drive safely,
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1242 on: February 03, 2020, 00:50:44 »
Very nice, and it indeed looks like a fine day for a bit of Pagoda exercise. Welcome to the group.
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1243 on: February 10, 2020, 06:40:21 »
Jambo from Kenya, was in here a couple of years ago (2006), disappeared a little but now back home. i Own a 1966, 230SL.

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1244 on: February 10, 2020, 08:51:54 »
Jambo Tom
Nice to see you back!
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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1245 on: February 10, 2020, 13:29:54 »
# 42 on the Pagoda Poster!

Welcome back  :)

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1246 on: February 26, 2020, 10:39:30 »
Hello again everyone, I had to re register as username and password and email etc.. all inaccessible.

Hope you are are all well !

Regards,
Ben in Ireland

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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1247 on: February 26, 2020, 12:37:33 »
Another old friend! Welcome back Ben.
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New member introductions
« Reply #1248 on: March 29, 2020, 10:39:00 »
Hello everybody,
I'm Fab living in Paris, France.

I purchased a 1970 w113 280SL US, light ivory (670H), dark red hard top (542G).
the pagoge is the dream of my wife.

I have also a 1982 w123 280CE, 1987 w126 560SEC and 1992 w129 500SL 6.0L AMG.

Maybe you know it already because it has a sticker SL113.org ? At the time, it was in US configuration.

Fab.






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Re: New member introductions
« Reply #1249 on: March 29, 2020, 14:22:46 »
Fab, welcome! Beinvenu!

You may want to check the car registry (on the site) to see if the VIN is listed.

Dynamite color combination.
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