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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #875 on: July 11, 2015, 03:38:54 »
I would say the Benz Dr.

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #876 on: July 11, 2015, 11:25:10 »
.... And you be right on Fred :)
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #877 on: July 12, 2015, 10:49:52 »
Saw a lovely silver pagoda with private number plate driving into High Wycombe along London Rd last week.
Roof down blue interior. Stunning!
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #878 on: July 21, 2015, 06:04:29 »
yesterday a friend noticed this 280 SL in Fullerton CA , took a picture and sent it to me.

Maybe it's someone from this group ?
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #879 on: July 21, 2015, 18:16:43 »
Is it a Rocket what is Red?
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #880 on: July 21, 2015, 18:50:34 »
I don't know if this the right place - but I got this day.

Its  MANY perfect PAGODA'S :)

http://www.carbuildindex.com/50263/vintage-car-photos-for-wednesday-all-german-once-again-btw/

Enjoy
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #881 on: July 31, 2015, 16:47:45 »
We were going north on SS 340 along Lake Como, spotted a very nice white Pagoda near Cernobbio, heading south.  Could not see any other details except that it had euro lights and was LHD.  Driver was male, looked to be a fifty-something.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #882 on: August 02, 2015, 16:21:48 »
Light Blue (Metallic?) Pagoda spotted on Frant Road, south of Tunbridge Wells (A267) around 14:00 on Saturday 1 August: Hard-top on, driver and passenger. Looked gorgeous......


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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #883 on: August 10, 2015, 16:52:20 »
I did spy a lovely Pagoda in Edinburgh, Scotland a week or so ago...it happened to be Andrew Todd's while in his garage!  :)
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #884 on: August 29, 2015, 20:34:48 »
Last night around 6:40, while driving my daughter to swim practice in my car we saw a brownish/broze 280SL with tan interior with two twenty year old males in it, heading south bound on Broadview Road(176) and we were heading north bound on 176 in Broadview Heights, OH.    I thought I knew all the Pagodasaround here, but evidently not.   If you are a member here, and it was your car, pm me, I'd like to take a closer look at it.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #885 on: August 30, 2015, 16:31:17 »
Only got a distant glance at a silver Pagoda with German plates around Appenzell behind the towering Sentis on this gorgeous 80+ degree day in Switzerland.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #886 on: September 06, 2015, 09:16:15 »
While in London (UK), a signal red Pagoda with black (old style) plates stopped on lights along my car. It was around the Elephant&Castle area.

Sadly, no time to take a picture. Only remember that the first letters on the plates were BMX (or something like that).

Although the weather was just OK with 15 degrees, the driver was brave enough to drive without the top.

 
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #887 on: August 27, 2016, 04:52:52 »
This morning, around 10:30 AM on the 405 freeway, southbound in Los Angeles, just north of Santa Monica, a chocolate brown with light tan top, US spec Pagoda. My taxi driver was in a hurry so I couldn't get further details. Anybody here?

I'll be moving to LA sometime in the coming year as I just took a job there. If I find a house with a garage, I'll be taking my 280 SL with me so there'll be even more Pagodas in California ...
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #888 on: August 29, 2016, 18:52:20 »
Light blue 230 maybe 250 with hardtop on spotted going in opposite direction to me on Pickhurst Lane, Bromley/Beckenham 11.30 this morning.
I was in my wife's car going to pick my Pagoda up which was a shame.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #889 on: August 31, 2016, 06:35:57 »
Stan
That'll be this one (taken 2 years ago at National Windscreens at the Elephant)
Lives in Bermondsey. The owner lurks here occasionally and we've spoken several times about his car. It was a bit of a rough resto when he bought it but it's looking better every time I see it. He's had it a while
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #890 on: September 11, 2016, 14:06:16 »
Hi

Living in the inner east of Sydney, I am fortunate enough to see at least one other Pagoda each week. I think there would be a stable population of around 10 - 20 Pagodas garaged within a kliometre of my home in Darling Point, most apparently in long term ownership. They range from a badly neglected red 230SL parked on the street, to a spectacular Black 280SL with white interior. Some of these cars are, like my early '68 Tunis beige metallic 280Sl, in regular daily use.

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #891 on: September 11, 2016, 17:04:46 »
You must be living in one of the world's Highest-Density Pagoda Neighbourhoods! Great that you use it regularly, these cars love to be driven.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #892 on: September 11, 2016, 22:16:28 »
A search of our Members list by location shows that there are 27 registered in NSW with only 5 or 6 outside the Sydney area.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #893 on: October 01, 2016, 01:50:43 »
Hi Bill....are you still in El Paso , Texas ...I moved this city and wonder if any Pagoda around.......Rgds..Jose
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #894 on: October 13, 2016, 06:03:56 »
Yesterday around noon, a dark blue or black Pagoda sitting in front of what appeared to be a breaker's yard for classic/old Mercedes and other European cars, on the road from the airport to Split, Croatia. Car appeared to be in decent shape.
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #895 on: October 26, 2016, 13:29:08 »
OK, I'm biased but this Pagoda did it for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0OYvmY-b_E
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #896 on: October 31, 2016, 09:28:45 »
I spotted a cream one with a brown soft top circumnavigating Place de l'Etoile last week. Brave!
(Arc de Triomphe)

Also spotted an AC Ace on Avenue Victor Hugo
Both must have off street parking as street parking is done by touch
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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #897 on: November 02, 2016, 22:11:23 »
Very nice offering on BAT(BringATrailer) this week. It's in Texas and redone to a very high level(I'd like to link but iPads are not computers).
A manual 280 with A/C in the color,in the jag world,flamenco pearl..pretty sure I don't know the MB color name..but rare and striking.
It'd look good in my garage,but something would have to go(oh no!..what?)
Cheers,RE

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #898 on: November 05, 2016, 13:37:31 »
A search of our Members list by location shows that there are 27 registered in NSW with only 5 or 6 outside the Sydney area.

Hi Garry. That's interesting. I suspect many of these members will be located in suburbs close to the Sydney CBD. I also think many of the cars I see regularly are owned by non members. I wil make more effort to make contact with the drivers. Being a walker, am often on foot when I see these vehicles, so it is difficult to give chase. Cheers, Philip.

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Re: How often do you spot another Pagoda ?
« Reply #899 on: November 15, 2016, 17:55:53 »
See a red 280sl today driving at the miromar outlet estero fl
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