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Mike Hughes

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #325 on: May 05, 2008, 17:46:14 »
Five in one shot at the Washington D.C. area Deutsche Marque Concours over the weekend.  One was mine.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #326 on: May 06, 2008, 14:39:20 »
Riding my bike through marble Arch [ London ] this evening I drove behind a blue 280 [ reg;Mel ] .
I managed to ride up to his side and asked whether he was aware of W113 Group on the net? he said no(' :o '), I told him to google it, he said thanks and we drove off in our different directions!
I didn't have enough time to pull out a W113 group card.

I hope he looks in !!! [ I bet he doesn't! ]

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #327 on: May 08, 2008, 07:53:03 »
I saw a bronze 280SL with Tennessee plates pulling into a parking garage in Old Town Alexandria yesterday.  It pulled away before I could walk over to say Hi.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #328 on: May 08, 2008, 08:55:28 »
Late afternoon yesterday I saw a white 280sl heading east on U.S.78 near Snellville, GA.
I was heading the opposite direction in traffic, Just got a glimpse and it was gone.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #329 on: May 12, 2008, 10:07:59 »
Not just spotted... it was parked..

Halesworth Golf Club, lunchtime today

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #330 on: May 12, 2008, 18:12:43 »
I'm in Guatemala City, in Central America, so the question is not often. I saw a Burgundy SL about 3 months ago in one of the city's upscale neighborhoods, it didn't have the specific model lettering so I don't know if it was a 230, a 250 or 280.

I'm sure it was a US specs car because of the headlights and the side marker lights. It had the hardtop on, and it looked GORGEOUS.

Then, I THINK I saw a white one, moving on the street and from afar, about five years ago.

And the next one back I remember seeing, was in the late 60s or early 70s  when several of my college pals and I ran out to Guatemala City's main thoroughfare "Avenida La Reforma", not that that matters, to see a parked Pagoda SL. It had to be one of the early 230SLs, and it was guards red, both body and hardtop.

I'm sure I eventually saw one just like it in the movies driven by Sofia Loren in a thriller named? I think that Cary Grant played the good guy in that movie, and, by the way, it's the ONLY movie I've seen in which a Pagoda SL figured prominently. I'll try to Google the film's name as soon as I finish here, but have you seen other Pagoda SLs in the movies?

By the way, it was fun to reminisce and answer the survey, can you hear me (us), Mr. Moderator?

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #331 on: May 14, 2008, 10:36:13 »
Saw a white 1969 280SL with A/C and 4spd manual in the far eastern part of Massasshusetts near Connecticut, currently undergoing a rust repair job to the front end.  Was up there last weekend with girlfriend and crusing around.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #332 on: May 16, 2008, 07:16:56 »
crimson red 280 auto with its hardtop on in Steenberg, constantia side of CapeTown at about 1pm today
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #333 on: May 17, 2008, 09:45:01 »
and another today: white with black hardtop. Parked off the road near Noordhoek beach. No card left for this one!
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #334 on: May 17, 2008, 14:35:29 »
I saw a navy blue one today as we drove to the hall of mirrors..imagine my surprise when I realised it was us.. we did laugh
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #335 on: May 25, 2008, 14:07:36 »
This mornings Speed TV broadcast of the Monaco GP showed this flash of David Coulthard driving to work in his Pagoda.



TiVo is great because you can rewind and catch these images, on the other side the race ran long because of the rain and my recording got cut off at 3mins before the finish, At that time Hamilton was still in the lead, but anything could have happened.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #336 on: May 27, 2008, 22:37:37 »
While vacationing in Solano Beach CA I saw a red 113 wih a black hard top on Via De La Valle across from the firgrounds. Ufortunatly I only got a glimps so not sure which model or what condition it was in

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #337 on: May 28, 2008, 11:34:16 »
White 280SL with matching hardtop going west on Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner around lunchtime today.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #338 on: May 29, 2008, 08:36:47 »
Going east on Fulton St. in Grand Rapids.   First one I've seen in the city.  I was in the wrong lane to turn and follow him.  A VERY nice 230sl.   Light brown with a dark brown top.  Not sure why it was up,  it was a nice day.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #339 on: May 29, 2008, 09:54:49 »
On the roads here in Hong Kong, I see about 2-3 a year.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #340 on: May 29, 2008, 12:54:47 »
Two in one day!  Yesterday morning (5.28.08) at around 10:00, I saw a wonderful example at what appeared to be a repair shop on Woodside Rd in Redwood City, CA -- hope she isn't too ill!  It was blue with a blue canvas top.  Also, while travelling southbound on Broadway near Main St - again, in Redwood City, a gorgeous white 280 with vanity plates -- one of the best looking 280s I've seen in a while.  I was, unfortunately, in my daily driver and didn't wave at the driver.
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #341 on: May 29, 2008, 13:12:11 »
Well lets hope all three of you join us for the Bay Area drive this Sunday! Would love to see some new Pagodas (and you old guys too!)...

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #342 on: May 29, 2008, 15:41:15 »
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Originally posted by J. Huber

Well lets hope all three of you join us for the Bay Area drive this Sunday! Would love to see some new Pagodas (and you old guys too!)...

(Shameless enough, Pete?)



Are you going to blow down I80? What time would you folks be at Watt ave.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #343 on: May 29, 2008, 16:59:40 »
Hey Darryl. Well, in order to keep this thread on task, lets go like this:

You may just spot a white 63 Pagoda at 8 AM at the I-80/Watt area on Sunday... might I see a nice red California Coupe? (respond over in Events if you care to...)
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #344 on: May 31, 2008, 19:12:43 »
Friday was my lucky day. Afer seeing two 113s at the Classic Center, I went to San Juan Capistano. While enjoying some Nachos in an outdoor cafe, I saw a Red 113 with a red hard top around 1PM. A few minutes later I saw a white topless 113.
I am back home in GA [Georgia] now
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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #345 on: June 02, 2008, 06:58:18 »
Tobacco brown roof down parked in NYC near Broadway and 65th, needed a good wash though

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #346 on: June 02, 2008, 09:00:06 »
Kind of rare to see a W113 on the streets of Manhattan. (They are here but they seem to be in hiding.)  I have an e-mail list of about 50 Tri-State Pagoda Owners (NY NJ CT) but they seem not to want to tackle NYC traffic even on quiet weekend days.

So my "Pagoda Spotting" is confined to car shows...and yesterday (Sunday) I did see another Pagoda at the annual Westbury Gardens show on Long Island.

A beautiful fire engine red 1969 280 SL in great shape...owner has very little road time in the car and is suffering from Neo-Auto Phobia (fear of going on a long trip with a recently purchased car.)

I told him the cure was to expand his circle little by little...or to bite the bullet and go for a long drive for the "Cold Turkey" cure. He did not seem happy with either suggestion. Unfortunately his comfort circle is only about 10 miles from his garage so he's a bit restricted...in fact he will not be going to the annual gathering at the MB USA headquarters in Montvale NJ since it is beyond his "Line  in the Sand."

I am sending him a copy of this message so he might reconsider the value of the MB Lunch and chance to see maybe a dozen Pagodas at one time.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #347 on: June 04, 2008, 07:55:41 »
I was working today in Mayfair and for the benefit of you guys in the States, Mayfair and Knightsbridge are the smart and rich areas of central London, home of lovely hotels, stores, restaurants and cars...and these fantastic underground car parks where the Toffs leave their old Rollers and exotics covered up for years....anyway I parked in one of these and what did I find? A white Pagoda. I've not seen this one before, very shiny and well loved and strangely American looking. Red leather with white piping, white band tyres and head rests. I wouldn't normally park beside it, however for the benefit of the photo .......

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #348 on: June 04, 2008, 10:12:09 »
I was wondering how it was american in character?-  first the steering wheel is on the wrong side and second red and white no blue.

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Re: Poll - how often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #349 on: June 04, 2008, 11:33:55 »
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I wouldn't normally park beside it, however for the benefit of the photo .......

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