Mercedes greatness

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Venteuri, May 24, 2012.

  1. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    There are Audi, BMW, Jeep, etc threads but cant find a Mercedes one!


    Post your Mercedes impressions, pics, etc.
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  2. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    My dad had one of these when I was a kid. It was a blast to honk the horn at my friends because there was a button on the passenger side. I actually had to ride to a party on time in the back. That sucked.

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    I still can't figure out why he sold it.

    I have no actual pix of it (it was dark blue) because Dad disappeared & so did the pix.
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  3. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    so when you say disappeared are you saying he ran off ... Or the mob caught up with him???
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  4. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    My '85 300d, bought from an inmate last year via fly n drive.
    Love it.

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    27mpg, smooth as the day is long, and certified by the Montana Highway Patrol as able to go 92mph...
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  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    I got to stand next to this once:

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    Can't remember where, it was either Sebring 1999 or the first F1 at Indy the next year. HUGE car.


    My uncle was a lawyer in Las Vegas. One of his clients bought a 190SL sometime in the fifties. Dissappointed that his buddy's Corvettes, costing thousands less, would blow his door off, he sent the car to SoCal hot rodder Brubaker engineering to have a Chrysler Hemi installed. When this fellow got divorced, my uncle handled the paperwork and, as payment, he gave the car to Roy so his wife didn't get it in the divorce.

    I never drove it, but my older brother did. He said it would burn rubber and fishtail in 3rd gear at 65 mph! :eek1
    The thing was so damn hot my uncle never drove it, it sat in a storage yard in Vegas forever, until one of his friends talked him into letting him restore it and put it in a museum. If you ever see a 190SL with a Hemi in it, it's probably the one.

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    Oh, me? I rock the 4X4 of the year, circa 1998:

    http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/featur...he_year_models_mercedes_benz_ml320/index.html
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  6. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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  7. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    That looks like Nick Mason, drummer with Pink Floyd, behind the wheel; he`s into cars like that.
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  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    He vanished into a religious cult.

    The Mob had nothing to do with why he had that car: my great grandfather founded a ball bearing company, so Dad had disposable income.
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  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    There's a pair of em in the yard:
    1995 S320
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    The other's a 1960 190SL that's been sitting for the better part of a decade now:
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    Supposed to look like this. I'll take a pic if its ignominious state later.
    :cry

    M
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  10. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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  11. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    This Merc makes me horny.
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  12. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Dad had a '77 300D. Great car got over 285,000 out of it before it got totaled by a drunk driver. Much fun to cruise on the highway.
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  13. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Yes, he is, but no, it's not. I don't think even folks like Nick could afford a pre-war Mercedes Grand Prix car. that's Brian Redmond driving the factory museum's car. (IIRC, the one I saw was the only one still in existence and had just completely something like a ten year restoration by the factory. Then again, I may be confusing it with the similar vintage Auto-Union GP car)
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  14. Motomedic

    Motomedic Long timer

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    Brabus Black edition 'Mog.

    Nothing else to say. :evil
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  15. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    How about a 1960 220SE?
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  16. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Sweet. Steven Tyler had a cream over coffee one of those I saw in a "Cars of the Stars" feature in some magazine years ago. He and Joe Perry both had Super 7's, too.
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  17. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    One of the things that drive me nuts about the new Camera Awesome app is how long it takes to load. I can't count the shots I've missed waiting on it's "awesomeness." Anyway, this pulls up next to me at a stoplight today, and before the app opens, it's gone.

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    Have a good idea it was a Merc, as the Home Depot I'd just left is right across the street from the local Mercedes dealership. German plates, small Yamaha DS on the back. Wish I could have taken some better pics. I thought of following, but it's a construction nightmare at that on ramp right now and I couldn't change lanes.
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  18. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    Nice

    :ear
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  19. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    It must be the auto-union.
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  20. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    Hitler thought so.
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