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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #250 on: August 24, 2007, 13:30:17 »
Today 8th + G street (courthouse) in Sacramento. Talking to the boss look out the window and see a bright red Pagoda cruising down the street. Heart starts palpatating then I realize that my bright red one does not have the roof on. :D

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #251 on: August 24, 2007, 17:30:26 »
i know there are definitly a few here in atlanta, GA, but i've only seen two in my 8 years of living here. both driving with me on 85S

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #252 on: August 27, 2007, 07:34:58 »
Hey Ya'll

Sunday afternoon I drove into Dunwoody to give a unicycling demonstration at the Markus Center Jewish Festival. After I dropped off my van load of equipment at the gate, I went to park at the nearby junior college parking lot. On the way to the shuttle bus I spotted this white 70 280sl. I didn't have time to look too close, but it had red Tex interior and a new top.

The afternoon events at the festival were rained out, but my friends and I got to put on a small show in the corner of the gym.





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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #253 on: August 27, 2007, 09:11:55 »
Al,

I live right across the river from where you were cycling.  The car looks like mine but for the year. And no one in there right mind was driving in those thunderstorms yesterday!  Ever cycle on Columns Drive?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #254 on: August 27, 2007, 10:24:36 »
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Originally posted by enochbell

Al,

I live right across the river from where you were cycling.  The car looks like mine but for the year. And no one in there right mind was driving in those thunderstorms yesterday!  Ever cycle on Columns Drive?

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g

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I live about 15 miles south of Athens in Oconee county, so when I am in Atlanta I am either on the I-285 loop, or I'm lost.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #255 on: September 10, 2007, 13:01:12 »
Hi Guys,

He Who Must Be Obeyed spotted a red 280SL (black softtop, Bundt wheels) as he came off the motorway at Stans, Switzerland, this afternoon.  On the shores of Lake Viervaldstaett on a lovely sunny day, this car was sporting a rally start circle on the door.  Who could it be??

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #256 on: September 10, 2007, 14:39:37 »
Yesterday (Sunday), a little after 3pm. my wife and I were traveling up to Warm Springs, VA from the Homestead in our 1954 M.G. TF.  A dark brown SL was heading in the opposite direction, top down.  I waved, he didn't - but then how would he know that a Pagoda owner was at the helm of that 50+ year old M.G.?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #257 on: October 11, 2007, 07:37:44 »
Last night I drove into Athens, saw a 70 or 71 grey white 280sl with red leather, top down, heading towards downtown on Prince Avenue.

I was going to honk and flash the lights, but I realized that I was driving my wifes 02 Beetle, My SL was hopelessly blocked in the garage when it was time for me to drive into town so I took Schatzi instead.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #258 on: October 14, 2007, 12:23:27 »
I was driving towards Cromwell Road, Kensington yesterday [ Sat 13 ] & saw a silver Pagoda parked up, with a similar number plate to mine FYY .... !

Are you here ?  (' :) ')

 I would have stopped to put a card on the windscreen but unfortunately I was traveling down a one way road.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2007, 13:28:18 »
I saw several today, a gold one with black hard top with a lady driver and a personal plate, a navy one with the top down ( paulr I think I recognised the number plate ) and a silver one also with black hard top ( reg TH. 2..F )
There are loads around in London at the moment. There is the Frieze art fair on so all the trendies are out and the weather is nice too.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #260 on: October 14, 2007, 18:05:15 »
Saw a silver one yesterday in DC and a baby blue one today in Maryland.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #261 on: October 15, 2007, 09:39:40 »
Nick, I was around this weekend at Frieze. Was it you in the white one then?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #262 on: October 15, 2007, 10:59:53 »
I hope all you Londoners are handing out the Pagoda Group Cards !(' ;) ')
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2007, 15:26:42 »
Passed a red 280SL on Maryland Route 32 eastbound heading towards Ft. Meade about 10AM 17 October

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #264 on: October 17, 2007, 16:37:03 »
This summer I saw 6 Pagodas in a week In Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany, Italy): 2 from Germany on vacation and 4 used as daily car during the holidays.

I saw also these Mb during the arrive in Viareggio of the Nuvolari race:

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #265 on: October 18, 2007, 02:19:44 »

Dear Gilles82,
Thank you for sharing.
Karl would have been proud!

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This summer I saw 6 Pagodas in a week In Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany, Italy): 2 from Germany on vacation and 4 used as daily car during the holidays.

I saw also these Mb during the arrive in Viareggio of the Nuvolari race:
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #266 on: October 29, 2007, 11:43:54 »
Actually I was the one that was spotted yesterday.

As I was walking to my car after Sunday School, I was talking with a Marine and his wife, who are stationed at the Navy Supply Corps School here in Athens (GA). They asked about my car, what model it was? how long have I had it? how does it run?..... She told me that her father in California had a car just like mine but it was the 70 model.
They said that they would love to have one too, but the Marine Corps doesn't pay that kind of salary.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #267 on: November 02, 2007, 09:51:55 »
Hi All,
I saw a white LHD 280 SL with blue interior, just off the kings road in London this morning, the front number plate could do with some work !
I placed the Pagoda card to the windscreen, between the wiper blades . (' ;) ')

Are you here already ?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #268 on: November 02, 2007, 12:08:11 »
My wife has seen one, sandy beige in Castelldefels near Barcelona, Spain, on wednesday morning.
 Kemal, what is the Pagoda card?
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #269 on: November 02, 2007, 12:35:39 »
Hi Pascal
The pagoda card[ http://www.sl113.org/membership/carcards.asp ] is a great idea to inform other Pagoda enthusiasts of this invaluable site  !

I keep some in our cars. Incase I see a pagoda while riding my bike,I also keep a few in my wallet, as it came in handy this morning while riding my bike. (' :) ')

If they tend to be driving their pagoda, I have been known to go after them like a crazed stalker  ! (' ;) ')

Print them off & Pass them on ! (' :D ')

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 Kemal, what is the Pagoda card?
Thks
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #270 on: November 03, 2007, 18:40:33 »
My 280SL might be one of those you are talking about.  I'm not reluctant to take it out; it is reluctant to be taken out.  It has been about a year and a half that I can't get the thing to run.  Before that, it was my daily commuter.  Whoops, I just realized that I replied to a 4 year old post.  Oh well.
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There are five in my neighborhood in Wash., DC, but their owners seem to be reluctant to show these beauties off -- but I took mine to work today! Nevertheless, a pretty rare sight. (Mine, actually, is the first one I ever saw; I bought it a year-and-a-half ago from an estate sale behind my late grandfather's house). And yes, trips to L.A. (2x year) amaze: I usually see three or four, all seemingly pristine; In the hills between San Diego and LA (State Route 79; Aguanga), I pulled my cheesy rental car off into a storm of gravel upon spying a gorgeous 280 sl by an historic chapel. The owner popped out, I told him of our shared interest, but have yet to see any posts from him on my favorite site(s)...California vanity plate "bon bon", where are you?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #271 on: November 04, 2007, 11:22:09 »
I saw a black with black hardtop parked up just off ledbury road w11 this afternoon. Nice.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #272 on: November 04, 2007, 11:46:53 »
Did it have a for sale sign on it ?
I knew of one around that area that needed a lot of work doing to it, and it was up for sale a while ago ! [ Black body & red interior ]
She belonged to a hairdresser.

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I saw a black with black hardtop parked up just off ledbury road w11 this afternoon. Nice.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #273 on: November 04, 2007, 15:56:21 »
One lone Pagoda and so many spectators:

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #274 on: November 04, 2007, 16:08:16 »
Great little vid from my vintage, had to buy my own though.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PecJh0_mCNg