Posts Tagged ‘r107’

Most Luxurious – 1974 Mercedes 450 SL

January 27, 2014

If you ever wanted to be Bobby Ewing, Rick from Magnum PI, or the Six Million Dollar Man, here’s the car for you. If you’re willing to settle for “1980s country club member/1980s trophy wife”, likewise, here’s the car for you. If you’re a fan of cars that are engineered like a tank, but also want the wind in your toupee, here’s the car for you. But, if you want sporty handling, short 0-60 times, or a loud engine, you’ve taken a wrong turn, partner. Fans of topless tanks who don’t have a lot of dough should check out this 1974 Mercedes 450 SL for sale in American Canyon, CA for $3800.

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Mercedes, Alfa, and a VW on Street View

November 26, 2013

Today’s theme is that sometimes the cool cars are close by, and sometimes they are far away. But the key is that people are out there using them, and even if they get dirty or chipped, they’re not half as much fun sitting in the garage. The first car is in an office development fairly close to RustyButTrusty world headquarters. R107 Mercedes SLs are not such a rare find, and would not ordinarily show up in this context, but this small-bumper SL is probably a 1972 or 1973 model. Complete with personalized blue California plates, it looks the part of the executive from one of those newfangled chip manufacturers. Can you imagine, some people were born and made it nearly through high school without Mercedes revealing a new SL?

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