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Mike Hughes

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #300 on: January 15, 2008, 16:34:39 »
Actually there might have been some discreet owner input into where and how she was sitting.  Notice that such weight as she might have is strategically concentrated on the steel body panel between the aluminum softtop lid and aluminum trunk lid.  Have you ever seen the softtop compartment lid of a Pagoda pressed into service as a Parade vehicle?  It often has a pair of dimples in it where some homecoming queen was allowed to sit!

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #301 on: January 16, 2008, 16:22:59 »
Sorry Klaus,

Do not want to annoy you here... Perhaps you just accidently said it is 040 but 040 = black. This car is 050 white or perhaps 717 (quality of pic is not good enough to distinguish this clearly). Most likely 050 or a modern replacement thereof.

 I apologize for my smartass behavior ... :(

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #302 on: February 01, 2008, 21:05:19 »
Going to lunch today in Downtown Athens GA, a white 113 with a Blue soft top passed me. I did not see the rear so no clue which model

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #303 on: February 01, 2008, 23:13:41 »
Meant to post this earlier, but some weeks back I saw one at a body shop completely down to metal being prepped for paint. This shop is located at the corner of North Lamar and St. Johns Ave- very close to the MB dealership, which is why I was in the area. Are you here?

Need to remember to carry some of those 113 group cards with me...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #304 on: February 02, 2008, 11:22:54 »
I saw 2 today (' :D '), one this afternoon in Barnes SW13, cream with a beige soft top,we drove past each other.
Another in Dover St `W1, [ Silver,[ REG;YOT ] with a Classic Chrome sticker on the rear window! ] Parked up along the road, I stopped to put a Pagoda card on the windshield.

'' Are either of you here ? ''

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #305 on: February 17, 2008, 13:43:22 »
a white 250 with navy softtop and yellow rear number plate parked beside me yesterday in Putney Hill. It was interesting as it had no softtop box inside and a odd rear seating arrangement going on. I can't remember now if it was a LHD Euro car. Anyway, always nice to see another. It was a great top off weekend this weekend.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #306 on: February 18, 2008, 22:19:25 »
Just spent the long weekend in Santa Barbara (eyes naturally peeled for Pagodas...) The only two I saw were in a showroom. One, a dark grey 280SL that appeared to be almost concours (85K!), and the other a dark brown in very good but not A+ condition (no price listed). I hoped to spot Rod H. or Bo out and about but only saw a silver Gullwing -- and about 5 107s...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #307 on: February 28, 2008, 11:54:41 »
Two days ago while driving by I spotted a Pagoda in a garage in San Jose, Costa Rica...Anyone here?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #308 on: February 28, 2008, 14:28:25 »
I saw a dark silver 280  with hardtop on saturday near Selfridges, driven by an middle aged lady. I don't think she is a member. Nice car. F reg.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #309 on: March 06, 2008, 14:17:17 »
My wife saw a dark blue Pagoda driving through Burlington gdns in London W1, on wednesday 5th.

And then again she saw a cream 280SL pagoda parked outside the Olympic Studio's in Barnes SW13, today.

Both in very good condition!(' :) ')

Well trained, my wife.(' ;) ')  [ unfortunately she had no cards to pass on ]

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #310 on: March 06, 2008, 14:59:46 »
that was me ( the dark blue one ). I was working in Saville Row.

quote:
Originally posted by kemal shah

My wife saw a dark blue Pagoda driving through Burlington gdns in London W1, on wednesday 5th.

And then again she saw a cream 280SL pagoda parked outside the Olympic Studio's in Barnes SW13, today.

Both in very good condition!(' :) ')

Well trained, my wife.(' ;) ')  [ unfortunately she had no cards to pass on ]

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #311 on: March 06, 2008, 16:55:55 »
Quote
Originally posted by paulr

that was me ( the dark blue one ). I was working in Saville Row.

Hi Paulr

I did ask my wife whether she saw a dog, she said it all happened rather quick.(' ;) ')

Is this the fist time that one of 'US' [ Pagoda group ] has actually admitted being spotted (' :?: ')

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #312 on: March 07, 2008, 01:10:49 »
Molly ( the dog ) was at home. We are off to France now and will give the new axle a full road test. A bientot.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #313 on: March 12, 2008, 18:10:40 »

The March 2008 J. Crew clothing catalogue is set at a Richard Neutra house in Palm Springs, where it features a W 113 on Page 5, repeating the photo on their website:

http://www.jcrew.com/home.jhtml?srcCode=GGLB00077&noPopUp=true

The car itself looks like a deep-green 280 SL with 230 SL hubcaps.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #314 on: March 26, 2008, 12:03:45 »
Given that someone must live next door to a car shop selling Pagodas, why aren't they constantly posting?


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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #315 on: March 28, 2008, 16:05:39 »
This morning I was chatting with a customer while we were waiting to hear the 1/4 hour chimes play on his Grandfather's clock. I mentioned that many years ago my father and I had a Mercedes garage, he replied "Oh realy, I have a 68 280SL" because that shop was in Missouri I said, "Show Me". Sure enough out in his garage he had a white Euro model 280SL with black soft top and blue Tex interior.

(For any one unfamiliar with the mid-western United States, Missouri is the "Show Me State")


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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #316 on: March 29, 2008, 11:02:05 »
last night, there were three of us in Clerkenwell road. A bus pulled in to reveal a silver with hardtop and personal plate in front of me then another silver one happened behind me. We were in convoy for about half a mile. How mad is that? These are not the other two that I know live in Clerkenwell nor were they the other very good silver one that often drives through, That is one of those pert ones that sits upright and looks very clean and delicate.

I bet I don't see any of them on drive it day 20th April.

I know they're not Tosh, or Nick or Kemal. Naj is one of them you?
Are any of you silver drivers here?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #317 on: March 29, 2008, 12:07:29 »
Mine's blue, and I had lunch today with Naj so... unlikely

There's a silver one that I see pretty much whenever I am Harley St way... and another lives, on the street, in W8 (palace gdns terrace). Could have been one of them.

mmm, drive it day! Hadn't thought of that. Better get the car out!
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #318 on: April 08, 2008, 19:45:52 »
Tonight on Main Street in my rural western Massachusetts town (pop 5,300) a green (I believe; it was almost dusk) pagoda with hard top attached. I honked and waved by reflex...then realized I was in my Chrysler 300.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #319 on: April 09, 2008, 13:25:37 »
Hi Guys,

Another TWO Pagoda day!!  Last year we saw 2 in 10 minutes in Carmel, CA.  Today two went over the bridge onto Lido Key, Sarasota, as we sat by the turquoise water in the sun.  One was white, one was cream with black top.  We couldn't see the model numbers--too far to spot.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #320 on: April 15, 2008, 14:05:54 »

Sunday, April 13, noonish on a crisp and cool Chicago midday:  Ivory 250 SL w/hardtop, very nice condition, Illinois passenger plate 'FEL', pulled in front of me southbound on inner Lake Shore Drive near Superior Street alongside Lake Michigan, turned west up through the canyons of Ontario Street, next south on Columbus Drive over the beautiful Chicago River, and finally a right turn into the dim tunnel of westbound Lower Wacker Drive (lights turned on).  Could well have been Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn.



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #321 on: April 30, 2008, 06:50:46 »
This morning about 11.15, Upper Thames Street, London

Silver grey 280 with black hadtop. Personal plate.

I tried to hand a card over but the fella driving was none too keen on opening his window to a gesticulating Vespa rider.

Hope he finds us anyway...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #322 on: May 05, 2008, 07:36:23 »
I saw a red 280 last Friday and a white 230 yesterday in Copenhagen - a sad reminder that my own 230 has been with my mechanic for 2 months...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #323 on: May 05, 2008, 09:09:52 »
A Swiss Pagoda in a Dutch organised rally spotted in Belgium:



3 MB UK Club Pagodas touring on the Rhine in Germany last week:



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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #324 on: May 05, 2008, 13:18:06 »
Well during my short trip to Beirut over the weekend, I saw thre Pagodas:  One was mine ;)  One was on sale in a dealer location and the third was an immaculate red one owned by someone who owns two of those babies....  Well they are forty some years old babies, but still babies.  :))))

Oh I saw one in dubai...  It's like seeing a ghost in the city that has the latest in car models everywhere...  EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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