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richow

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #150 on: July 31, 2006, 20:13:13 »
I live in the Hamptons (Long Island, NY), and there are lots of them out here...!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #151 on: August 01, 2006, 08:04:47 »
This must be my lucky week as I have seen two.  One was parked on the side of the road in San Franscico where I was traveling on business, not sure of the correct color but it was a beige or very pale yellow.   I returned home to Alexandria and saw another -- same color -- about a mile from my house while I was heading to work one morning.

Always brings a smile to my face.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #152 on: August 01, 2006, 22:45:17 »
Just got back from Lake Tahoe. Saw a real nice Red one pulling out of Harrah's. Hope whoever it is won MY money back!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #153 on: August 02, 2006, 05:38:37 »
Hi Guys,

Coming home in Monster (de Tomaso Longchamp; 6 litre engine, suave Italian body) from the Klosters Classic on Sunday--gorgeous weather all over Switzerland.  In the middle of Biel, we saw a 230SL in lovely light metallic blue.  Of course, she was topless, and the couple in her looked happy.  No wonder!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #154 on: August 03, 2006, 17:22:32 »
I see about one a week in Santa Barbara or in Southern California.  That's probably the exception,though, because if you drive through Malibu or on the Ventura freeway east of Thousand Oaks, Porsches and Bentley GTs are a dime a dozen wiht Hollywood crowd. In the last couple of months on the Venura Freeway just east of Santa Barbara, I have seen a 300 SL roadster, a gullwing and two Porsche Carerra GTs.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #155 on: August 04, 2006, 15:01:35 »
If you think seeing a Pagoda is rare these days, think of this:  Last weekend I was tooling around in the Pagoda near my mountain place in the Virginia and I came across a Renault Alpine approaching in the other direction.  He waved, I waved, and we both pulled over to check out each other's cars.  That thing is tiny and LOW - and a lot better looking in person than in pictures!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #156 on: August 04, 2006, 16:20:30 »
The other night I went to the cigar lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena.  There were a dozen or so Ferraris, Bentleys, Porsches, etc. parked outside and one light ivory Pagoda with the top down.  When I came outside, even with all those other "supercars" around, there was a crowd of 4 or 5 people gathered around the Pagoda glaring in admiration!

I spot one in the greater Los Angeles area about once every 6 months or so.

Joe

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #157 on: August 04, 2006, 16:40:10 »
What a great thread... posts from the every corner of the world.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #158 on: August 04, 2006, 18:23:04 »
Just saw a 280SL while in Salt lake City.  Odd green w/ Tan interior.  What I drooled over though was a'59 190SL Silver w/ Black l
Leather Restored.  LIC# MY59SL  Very clean.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #159 on: August 10, 2006, 21:18:48 »
We live in Portland, OR and see very few W113's





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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #160 on: August 11, 2006, 07:49:11 »
I am at 125 and counting for the day

SL club Pagode in Stuttgart! :D
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2006, 14:01:29 »
Tosh,
Make sure you tell every Pagoda owner about our Group!   :D

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #162 on: August 14, 2006, 04:13:52 »
The event had over 190 cars - all of which had a police escorted convoy through Stuttgart to front of house parking at the new museum

Not a bad day out. Although a hell of a drive home, mostly in the pouring rain. 565 miles in 9.5 hours - which I am sure you've spotted is averaging 60mph - including all rest stops, tolls, traffic queues....getting out of Stuttgart/into central London..[:p]
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #163 on: August 14, 2006, 20:56:42 »
I live in Vancouver BC now, and have seen 3 W113s in downtown Vancouver in the last few weeks - a red one on Thurlow and Georgia Steet, a light blue 280SL who was just parking his car on Thurlow near Barlay, and a dark green one several times (or several dark green ones) on Denman street.  I think the beautiful weather brings the beautiful cars out.  

Ken
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #164 on: August 14, 2006, 21:47:55 »
Saygold and wgl0,

look in "Events" for the Seattle gathering at Craig's in September.  Hopefully all attendees will see a few more Pagodas than usual!  I plan to be there and will drive up the day before from Portland.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #165 on: August 21, 2006, 18:16:29 »
In the past month or so since I've really been paying attention, I've seen four.  One cream/off white driving on Beverly in Beverly Hills, one light blue parked at a house on Riverside? in Burbank, a silver parked in the parking lot for the Four'n 20 restaurant in Valley Village, and a black driving somewhere that escapes me right now.  Have yet to have the chance to meet another owner though.  Hope to soon.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #166 on: August 28, 2006, 10:02:30 »
My wife and I came up on one last night aroung 10:30 on I-66 in Gainesville.  We continued together in traffic for almost 45 minutes until the Gold 230SL turned north onto I-395.  Looked and sounded great!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #167 on: September 07, 2006, 15:18:11 »
On my way to a round-table discussion about Sarbanes-Oxley (don't ask) this afternoon, I passed a nice blue 280 SL near the city of Utrecht. Always a nice surprise.
Last weekend I was driving my own SL on the highway around Amsterdam, and someone honked and waved at me - turned out to be a colleague from work who knows my car and thought "that's probably Cees". I guess we oftentimes pass people we know on the road, only we don't notice them because of the bland daily drivers we all tend to have.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #168 on: September 10, 2006, 01:25:39 »
Saw another one (dark, dark blue this time) parked on one of the Amsterdam canals as we passed in our motor boat. Older cars seem to go better than modern ones with the historic city centers here.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #169 on: September 10, 2006, 21:45:36 »
Not often enough lately! On September 1, I drove from Santa Barbara to the LA airport area for a meeting. Nothing.  Nice drive back in the afternoon, though.  Three days in Monterey last week. Nothing. Football game at the Rose Bowl yesterday. Nothing.  German Auto Fest (Porsche only) in Ventura today. Nothing. I've seen dozens of really great cars the last few weeks, but nary a Pagoda. I used to see at least one a week in Central/Southern California, but not another one for last two months.  

Let's get those Pagodas on the road folks!

Rod Hersberger

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #170 on: October 14, 2006, 06:55:15 »
Hi. Just saw one Friday the 13th in Cornwall Ontario. Black on Black. Lived here for 16 years and first time ive seen it. \\69 silver/Blue 4 speed

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #171 on: October 14, 2006, 09:51:05 »
Last weekend on way to Hayward Wisconsin  Park out in the middle of nowhere in a farm yard "FOR SALE" 280SL 71 Red - black top and interior. -re sparyed  with gray fleck in the trunk. asking $29,900, Worth between 15-19k He may have it for a long time - unless some sucker comes along and pays the asking price.

Ron - Minnesota
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #172 on: October 19, 2006, 07:36:25 »
Not a real exotic sighting, but I saw a 280 SL in a parking garage near LAX on October 17.  Red, tan, tan soft top.  It looks quite similar to mine, but maybe not in quite as good condition. I was in a hurrying to get home, so I didn't study it.

After a meeting the next couple of days, I'm staying in Monterey for the American LeMans Series races, so I hope to run across some Pagodas here.

Rod Hersberger

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #173 on: October 19, 2006, 11:43:25 »
Rod,

Don't forget to download and print some of these cards.  You can put them under windshield wipers of Pagodas you see around Monterey (or where ever you might be).
http://index.php?topic=1910

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #174 on: November 04, 2006, 23:20:56 »
After a very long dry spell, I finally spotted another Pagoda. It was white with hardtop, probably a 230 (I just drove by quickly in my own) on Coast Village Road, Montecito (Santa Barbara) CA and it had a for sale sign on it.

Rod Hersberger

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