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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #825 on: July 28, 2013, 11:15:42 »
This weekend we escaped the searing heat by driving up the Silbertal to Bieler Höhe...and this is what we saw.  It looked like Carling, except it had Dornbirn plates, light interior, and the doors had lots of dings.

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #826 on: August 01, 2013, 20:50:55 »
I am trying to locate a Pagoda in california or nevada.  Any out there??????????????

I'm in san diego!  Try and go out driving everyday when I get home from work, but up in northern San diego, carlsbad area.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #827 on: August 01, 2013, 23:49:39 »
Oh yes, there are plenty of 113's here in San Diego (I am in San Marcos). Keep your eyes peeled, preliminary planning for an August event at Green Flash. ctm14 is doing the deal on this one. Will also have a Dutch member in attendance.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #828 on: August 02, 2013, 01:07:08 »
Yes I saw a nice cream white one in Del mar yesterday on my way home from work.  Green Flash sounds great, I have been hoping to meet up with some other 280s in SD so I can start educating myself and picking your brains
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #829 on: August 22, 2013, 19:57:58 »

Chicago, Tuesday morning, August 20, medium blue Pagoda, top down, gentleman in white shirt, SE bound on Milwaukee Ave, crossing Chicago Ave about 7:50 a.m.  Wasn't close enough to distinguish the model, license plate or condition.  Pleasant morning drive to work. 
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #830 on: August 25, 2013, 20:37:20 »
Yesterday at breakfast in Western Mass....
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #831 on: September 23, 2013, 20:01:08 »
Two ladies pulled up at light looked over smiled and asked "are you married" i said yes and light changed

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #832 on: October 06, 2013, 11:45:52 »
Yesterday afternoon saw a green? pagoda with the top down on county road in Tenafly, NJ .
Female driver and passenger.  I was going in the opposite direction in my regular car, and the only thing I was able to do is honk...:(
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #833 on: October 12, 2013, 01:47:52 »
I just brought 230SL over from Maui, and now there's nobody here that understand what this car is!  Here, they think it's a car they need to around on the road!  If there's anyone in Minneapolis with old MB SL interests, I'd like to buy them a coffee! 

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #834 on: October 12, 2013, 02:24:02 »
You had a 230SL on Maui? Cool!  8)
So were you the only one? It's not that big an island. . .
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #835 on: October 12, 2013, 02:38:26 »
I was told "it's the nicest car on Maui."  I saw a green Pagoda, a newer red with chrome fenders, and an older white Pagoda.  Mine is a '65 black Pagoda with parchment interior, black rag top.  It was fun to drive over there as there's basically only one road and you get to see everybody!
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #836 on: October 13, 2013, 14:47:49 »
While checking out some W113 cars and sites on the web, I came across this ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr-jF4uUBQQ

Pleasant surprise, it's my 280SL

These young guys are always hanging around Knightsbridge when the super cars are flown in from the Gulf States and they risk life and limb to get the picture they went.

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #837 on: October 13, 2013, 16:03:31 »
nice car, Kemal
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #838 on: October 13, 2013, 18:10:21 »
nice car, Kemal


Thank you, Rodolfo
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #839 on: October 14, 2013, 21:52:50 »
Beautiful!
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #840 on: October 14, 2013, 21:57:15 »
Last Saturday at dusk at Urban Janssen's house. He replaced the wheel bearing on the red car and brake pads and hoses on the ivory one (he's the only one of us with a lift in his garage!). We wouldn't have known we were less than 60 minutes from each other save for the 113 forum!

Nice to have a new friend!
 
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #841 on: October 15, 2013, 00:42:03 »
Kevin, goes to show you how important this (our) forum is and the fee for membership is nothing at all compared to friendships to be made and tips we get from one another that saves us a bundle of change.

I spotted another Pagoda in my driveway today Peter (member pj) and his wife dropped by for coffee/tea and a nice chat after they took a nice Thanksgiving drive. Yes indeed new friendships to be made.

Edit ... added photos ... also added my Sticker today ... I wonder if it counts for spotting another Pagoda  ;D
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #842 on: October 15, 2013, 15:20:55 »
R-D,

Well said. Also, too... what also comes in to play is that some have more expertise, knowledge in some areas than others. I am sorry to say that I am personally not at all mechanically inclined and often have to rely on mechanical shops to perform services for me. In this case, I traded Urban a set of used dash wood trim for his changing of my rear wheel bearing.

Both came away VERY happy (and full...Urban cooked, too!)

Kevin
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #843 on: October 15, 2013, 18:38:47 »
one seen last Saturday late aftrenoon in Warsaw
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #844 on: October 16, 2013, 11:03:41 »
Silver 280SL Automatic spotted on Great Guildford Street, Southwark (London) at a workshop. This garage is down the road from my flat, is this car anyone's here?

Interestingly, this car's registration number indicates that it is an August 1970 to July 1971, and should have silver on black (historic) plates but is fitted with modern black on yellow (rear)/white (front) plates.

Charles


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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #845 on: October 16, 2013, 12:37:36 »
Pity it is left outside. The photo shows that you had a true British weather that day  :)
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #846 on: October 19, 2013, 09:28:16 »
Going the other way 30 miles east of Basel, an ivory car with black soft top...didn't get a chance to see what it was; older man driving.  We are having the last of the Golden October days, so a little drive was in order!
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #847 on: November 14, 2013, 11:24:05 »
Tuesday night I spotted a silver 280 off Hillcrest in Dallas near SMU. Anyone here?



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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #848 on: November 29, 2013, 15:44:08 »
At New Country MB in Hartford, Connecticut...anyone here?
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #849 on: December 01, 2013, 10:05:43 »
A Pagoda in good company today down at Docklands in Mebourne today,
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