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Posted: 8/20/2005 2:46:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:43:03 PM EDT
Is that the new 6-series? I saw one of those a couple months back, was pretty damn sharp looking!

I just bought another Mercedes yesterday - 1977 280S, European delivery car with manual transmission. Drove it back from DC over the weekend.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:48:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 7:59:27 PM EDT by kblagg]
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:21:22 PM EDT
Not to hijack your thread but a few weeks ago I saw a Porsche Carrer GT drive past me. I had to catch it at a light just to read the name on it to know what it was. I really don’t think I have ever seen such an amazing car in person on the road as that Porsche. Is it worth $440,000? makes $80,000 look cheap.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/rc51kid/untitled.jpg
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:46:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:35:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:19:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Yawn. I guess I'm one of the few guys not really turned on by cars. A vehicle for me is a tool to go from point A to point B. Don't get me wrong, I think those are very nice looking cars. It's just I can't see ever paying that kind of money for a vehicle.



I don't see paying that much only because I don't have it.

Aren't guns just tools too? There's a whole lot I would like to populate my safe with that I don't have the bling, bling for either.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:30:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:57:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:50:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kblagg:
I just don't understand wanting a car that can do ~200 mph. Where in the US are you going to get that fast. If we had the Autobahn it would be easier to understand.




Ummmh.


I-85?

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:05:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kblagg:
I just don't understand wanting a car that can do ~200 mph. Where in the US are you going to get that fast. If we had the Autobahn it would be easier to understand.



It's all about the nookie. When male pattern baldness sets in, and the waistline starts expanding, its time to buy a flashy car and get some plastic surgery.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:40:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Yawn. I guess I'm one of the few guys not really turned on by cars. A vehicle for me is a tool to go from point A to point B. Don't get me wrong, I think those are very nice looking cars. It's just I can't see ever paying that kind of money for a vehicle.



Mrs BookHound likes Beemers.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:00:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:26:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeWang:
It's all about the nookie. When male pattern baldness sets in, and the waistline starts expanding, its time to buy a flashy car and get some plastic surgery.




My motivation is not the nookie, nor is it a midlife crisis issue. I am a young professional and I figure that life is too short to not have a sports car while you are young. That being said, for the moment I enjoy driving my old beat-up F-150 because it gets me from A-B while I am looking for a fun car.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:31:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Yes, she does. She's also very frugal though. She may talk a good game about getting a flashy car, but she quickly backs down from the "want". She'd rather we bank some $$ for the future.

And THAT is why I buy 25 year old cars.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:40:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 2:40:44 PM EDT by LARRYG]

Originally Posted By kblagg:
I just don't understand wanting a car that can do ~200 mph. Where in the US are you going to get that fast. If we had the Autobahn it would be easier to understand.



I-95 Southbound below Daytona at about 0230 in the morning.

At least around 150 or so.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:02:27 PM EDT
Reject- since it sounds like you have more than one Mercedes, do you know of the older Mercedes that was a sedan, and it had the Mercedes limo engine? It held a few speed records for sedans from around the late 50's until 1989, when the Infiniti Q45 broke the top speed record.

Sound familiar?


BTW, I like cars for looking at, and would love to take a couple different Ferraris and the Z06 Vette for a spin, but if it ain't 4x4, I don't want it. You just can't take a Vette to the mountain trails easily.

I started driving in a 4x4 Toyota in 1987, and haven't had anything but 4WD since.

82 Toyota LWB 4WD
1972 Blazer K5
1977 Jeep CJ7
1986 Toyota 4Runner

I'm looking for a FJ40 LC or another CJ7 now,er when the gas prices drop from the Gas war we're in.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:01:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 5:04:06 PM EDT by the_reject]

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
Reject- since it sounds like you have more than one Mercedes, do you know of the older Mercedes that was a sedan, and it had the Mercedes limo engine? It held a few speed records for sedans from around the late 50's until 1989, when the Infiniti Q45 broke the top speed record.

Sound familiar?

Boy, do I. I've got a total of 4 right now.

As to the car you mentioned, it was a w109 chassis that some German engineers figured would be a good joke to shove the 6.3 liter V8 engine from the 600 series Pullman limousines into. It *barely* fit, the execs loved the idea, and the result was the 300SEL 6.3. It was later replaced in the newer w116 chassis as the 450SEL 6.9. In addition to the extra bit of displacement, the transmission was changed from a 4-speed auto to a 3-speed auto.

I've borne witness to the mechanical restoration of a 6.3. I would never own one, even if I had the financial capacity to afford the care and feeding of one.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:34:35 PM EDT
Well working at BMW here in SC every I see all the cool stuff. I was actually involved with the line for the Alpina. If you have not seen an alpina BMW you don't know what your missing. Those 6 series are nice but an Alpina Z8 is the shit.
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