It’s rainy season in the Bay Area now, so living in Oakland is kind of like living in a Seattle that’s half as interesting and 1/3 more expensive. Thinking back to better days...
Thanks M. Yes that is origional mileage of car. It was a one owner car being offered at a very low price...this car found me, I wasn't looking for it!
Thanks Stygg, agreed, big difference and after seeing the transformation up close and lifting those heavy U.S. bumpers it's hard to believe Mercedes ever let this configuration out of the factory!
Which wheelbolt lock would you guys recommend for VWs?
More than that, the US wouldn’t likely have allowed the car into the country unless it was equipped to agree to current safety laws at the time. US manufacturers were obliged to build cars similarly equipped. Made for some unattractive appendages stuck onto cars. I have reason to wonder if the MB equipped to European standards was to have been bought in Europe and shipped to the US, would it likely have to pass an inspection before it could be licensed and insured. Sharp, now, in any event.
It’s a little more complex then that and varied legeally by year. Theoretically in some states the car is now no longer compliant and could get a ticket. In theory that is, as no one would ticket it.
5mph bumpers became a requirement in 72-73, but I’ve seen grey market cars imported new in the 80’s that never got them.
Historically there are quite a few differences on US spec and Euro spec cars going back to at least the late 50’s gullwing headlights come to mind. US laws or the threat of US laws often imposed with the urging ofUS automakers influenced a lot of cars like the 911 targa, and wind shield wipers of the MGB. Headlight covers of the 240z, E type, and Ferrari.
I'd definitely get them form the main dealer that way if you loose the key they have a full set to get your wheels off. They are not expensive, my daughter lost her key and a set cost me £36 this was for a Hyundai form main dealer.
Modern Mercs are quite nice too!
Check out architect Harry Gesner's electric Mercedes 1958 SL190 at 5:55 in this video:
That's the future to keep this amazing classics on the road beyond the year 2028...
Remembering that this thread is supposed to be for pics that turn us on, not just pics of cars . . .
Back in my younger days,
Ah - I see some share one of my other hobbies.
Recently passed on to new owners:
Lamborghini Islero S
1958 MGA Twin Cam
1962 MGA coupe, 2009 Solstice coupe, 1972 Jensen Interceptor (and ex-stable member Lambo)
Rebodied 1956 MGA with GM 3.4 driveline
2007 BMW Z4M coupe
Some strange interpretations of 'porn' on here recently.
This one moght match the wording...;-)
We are racing 1/8 mile drag racing in two classes: vintage 2 cyl. and modern 2 cyl.
So here are the two rcae bikes.
1) BMW R1200 R LC 2017 - homage to Eddie Lawsons Kawa Z 1000 in the 80‘s
Rider is Amelie Mooseder from Munich
2) BMW R80 RT called POLIZIA UNO - an Ex swiss Police bike bike from 1982, with supercharger, NOS, Fuel Injection, Launch controll and quick shifter....
Rider is me myself
version 1.9 (for season 2018)
Some rare birds there! MGC? Islero? Z4MC? Solstice Hardtop? MGA coupe?
Pretty sure the z4mc is the highest production numbers of that bunch! The interceptor is almost mass market compared to those.
Yeah - the oddballs seem to find me over the years.
Islero S = 100 Jensen CV8 = 500 MGA Mk 2 coupe = ~500, MGA Twin Cam - 2100 Solstice coupe = 1200 (less than 300 GXP with high output and manual trans), Z4MC = 1800 North America, around 3,000 for other markets, Mk 3 Interceptor = ~4500 MGC convert ~ 4500 Jamaican bodies properly installed and finished on an MGA? A handful, perhaps (I did that one with a GM 3.4 V6)
That's OK - I used to race a TVR Grantura Mk 3 (70) and owned a Swallow Doretti (276) Finding parts for these can be challenging except where they are shared with more common cars..
Thanks for doing the research! I knew the numbers on the Soltice and Z4mc but not the others. Man the GXP hardtop that’s a car that got killed to early.
I sometimes regret buying the e46m and not the Z4MC, then I remember I’ve got a huge trunk and useable back seat. One of the most fun cars I ever drove was an early Z4 with the small engine. The chassis was so nice with a low powered engine that liked to rev, daily driving made you feel like a race car driver having to keep the revs up in simple right hand turns. Similar to the MGA with a B engine.
I just converted my M to a manual from SMG... I’m going to miss that transmission on the race track.
Check out the size of the intercooler
934 and Chevron. I want that chevron.
So the S from the factory in black was not with grey lowers.
These drive like a dream.
Count the doors... I’m in love
Series 3 are ugly? I far say these are prettier then series one coupes.
Rare rare In the US
Love the engine choice here
68 IMSA racer. So many cool things about this one. It could be converted from
Short to long wheelbase with one off rear fenders.
I get to see this bad boy driving around my hood a few times a year.
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