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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #275 on: November 05, 2007, 03:07:03 »
a different car I think. This one was male.

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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 #276 on: November 05, 2007, 03:16:21 »
He is a he , a male hairdresser !

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a different car I think. This one was male.

« Last Edit: November 05, 2007, 03:16:53 by kemal shah »
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #277 on: November 05, 2007, 11:48:52 »
NDD 250F Spotted in my neck of the woods of east London at dusk this evening. Ivory/white body, black top. I assume a 250 as it was a bit gloomy

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #278 on: November 12, 2007, 10:29:03 »
This morning in Athens, (Georgia) I was told by my doctor to look for "a little car just like yours", on Milledge road next to the bypass exit.

I found it, it had a For Sale sign in the window, It looked like a 68 euro model 280sl 050 white with a 903 light blue hard top, and blue tex interior with a kinderseat.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #279 on: November 12, 2007, 11:48:14 »
Tosh, whereabouts in east London are you? Anywhere near Clerkenwell?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #280 on: November 13, 2007, 01:53:07 »
I'm in Wapping - as a glance at the Frappr site (on the homepage) would tell you ;)
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #281 on: November 14, 2007, 13:10:40 »
Spotted today - an ivory/blue soft top..... Kew Green at lunchtime, Sloane Avenue at about 2.30

Anyone?
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #282 on: November 14, 2007, 18:59:58 »
there is a 250sl, vanilla white with a light tan hardtop and bamboo interior, that's been at my mechanic for months. when i asked about it thinking it might be on the market since he's also a dealer, he said it was there for repairs that had been finished weeks ago! he just hasn't found time to deliver back to the owner...i get antsy when he has to keep mine overnight...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #283 on: November 15, 2007, 16:05:22 »
too funy,
just joined the forum. just bought a 70' 280SL in Navy here in sydney Australia.
next day driving through town at an intersection fell in behind a navy 230Sl
what are the odds?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #284 on: November 16, 2007, 16:07:15 »
quote:
Originally posted by hwsteeves

too funy,
just joined the forum. just bought a 70' 280SL in Navy here in sydney Australia.
next day driving through town at an intersection fell in behind a navy 230Sl
what are the odds?

Howard


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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #285 on: November 18, 2007, 20:43:31 »
Today I saw a topless white 113 in Athens GA. I tried to catch up with it but a red light intefered.

There is a Maroon 230SL and a White with Grey top 250 SL for sale in town

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #286 on: November 19, 2007, 12:10:07 »
I saw four SL's (pagodas) all silver on Saturday in and around Chelsea and all with hardtops on.
Must put mine on soon. I think autumn is suddenly over.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #287 on: December 07, 2007, 06:37:44 »
I saw a navy with cream interior this morning in Mortlake / London.
I followed the driver in hot pursuit on handing him The Pagoda SL Group card !(' :D ')
 [ On my bike ]

Hopefully he will come aboard !(' ;) ')

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #288 on: December 07, 2007, 20:47:28 »
I live in the Portland Oregon area and have not seen one in at least 5 years!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #289 on: December 09, 2007, 10:31:12 »
Bottle green F reg 250 Auto in Marylebone High St this afternoon, in the wet. Soft top up, black leather interior
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #290 on: December 10, 2007, 14:41:58 »
"was chased this morning in Mortlake by madman on a bike waving his arms about"........I wonder if someone's having that conversation right now. HA HA. Well done Kemal, did you catch him?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #291 on: December 10, 2007, 15:09:18 »
Hi Nick,
Yes I did & passed him a card (' :) '), however they never seam to show up on here!!!
I must have passed on around 6/7 cards over the year, by hand or windscreen! (' :twisted: ')

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Originally posted by nick350

"was chased this morning in Mortlake by madman on a bike waving his arms about"........I wonder if someone's having that conversation right now. HA HA. Well done Kemal, did you catch him?

« Last Edit: December 10, 2007, 15:11:30 by kemal shah »
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #292 on: December 15, 2007, 16:08:02 »
Late '64 230 sl, beige with brown softtop and hub caps, vertical spare and a flattop horn ring.  It was parked in the Seaside Highlands, Seaside CA.  I knocked on several doors and couldn't find the owner. It's only a block from my house so hopefully I'll find the owner someday and we can swap stories.

Steve

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #293 on: December 18, 2007, 16:07:49 »
Not sure if this thread is the one I'm looking for but...

Last night I was watching the original (1971) Columbo movies.  In "Lady in Waiting" at the beginning of the movie Leslie Neilson pulls up to a house (front gate acually) with a white 113 with hard top.  Only time throughout the movie it shows up.  Had to stay up 'til 12:30 am just to be sure.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #294 on: January 11, 2008, 09:58:28 »
Driving through Wimbledon [ London ] this morning, I saw a Cream Pagoda parked up by the green. I assume she belonged to a lady as I saw a pair of ladies gloves & a hair clip on the side.
Yes, I stopped to take a look & dropped a leaving card!  [ Pagoda Group of course! ] (' ;) ')

ARE YOU HERE (' :?: ')

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #295 on: January 11, 2008, 13:20:12 »
On my lunch hour on Tuesday I drove from San Jose to Cupertino to pick up a BBB that I bought through Craig's List.  On the way back (in the rain) I spotted a white pagoda with a blue hardtop.  Got close enough to see that it wasn't James, but forgot to check which model it was.  Lost him as he exited from Hwy 280 to Hwy 880/17.  Is that anyone here?

I also saw a tan 280 with a brown hardtop parked outside our office in San Jose about a month ago.

Pete S.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #296 on: January 12, 2008, 19:33:11 »
Just spotted a Pagoda, looks like a 230 SL 040 white with natural or cognac interior, while sitting in my armchair. New York Times Magazine, Sunday, January 13, 2008, page 26-27.
For you fellow Noo Yawkers, Richard, Doug etc.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #297 on: January 13, 2008, 05:09:32 »
Klaus:

Saw the NY Times photo yesterday. Klaus, You decribed the car but did't mention the pretty lady sitting on the trunk lid. Maybe you didn't notice her?

For the rest of us, the Times story is about a singer who has released several CD's but never quite made it to stardom. The hope is that her current CD will be the break through release.

I must admit, when I first turned the page, the first thing I noticed was the car...eventually my eyes did wander a bit to admire the lass atop the car.  Then, as some of you might have done, I asked myself if I would lend my car for a shoot if they were going to perch someone on the trunk and throw musical instruments on the front seat...maybe not?

Richard M, NYC
P.S. The "stripes" on the car body are shadows of the print from the next page showing through the scanner.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #298 on: January 13, 2008, 08:40:34 »
Southern New York???  Palm trees ???

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #299 on: January 14, 2008, 13:36:51 »
This morning at about 11:00am I was driving down near Lake Oconee on my way to a grandfather clock service call. As I was driving toward the Harbor Club guard shack, ahead of me was a grey-whith with a tan soft top 70ish 280sl. I was driving my HHR delivery van so there was no point in trying to flag him down.

I have been basing my model year estimates of these "spotted" sl's by having yellow turn signals that they are 70 or 71 models, but I hsve since learned that the all red lenses are out of production (execpt for repros) and that this is no longer a valid way to determine the model year.

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