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  1. OmegaSean

    OmegaSean Nov 17, 2017

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  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 17, 2017

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    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...

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  3. Hijak

    Hijak Nov 17, 2017

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    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!:eek:
     
  4. Ssunnylee24

    Ssunnylee24 Nov 17, 2017

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    Which wheelbolt lock would you guys recommend for VWs?
     
  5. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 17, 2017

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    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.
     
  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 17, 2017

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    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.
     
  7. OmegaSean

    OmegaSean Nov 18, 2017

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    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.
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  8. jw0n

    jw0n Dec 19, 2017

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    Modern Mercs are quite nice too!

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  9. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Dec 20, 2017

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    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...
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  10. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 23, 2017

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    Remembering that this thread is supposed to be for pics that turn us on, not just pics of cars . . .
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  11. hotwheels

    hotwheels Dec 23, 2017

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  12. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Dec 23, 2017

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    Back in my younger days,

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  13. wspohn

    wspohn Dec 23, 2017

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    Ah - I see some share one of my other hobbies.
    Recently passed on to new owners:

    Jensen CV8

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    Lamborghini Islero S

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    MGC

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    Current stable
    1958 MGA Twin Cam
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    1962 MGA coupe, 2009 Solstice coupe, 1972 Jensen Interceptor (and ex-stable member Lambo)
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    Rebodied 1956 MGA with GM 3.4 driveline
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    2007 BMW Z4M coupe
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  14. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Dec 23, 2017

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    machines past...


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  15. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 24, 2017

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    Some strange interpretations of 'porn' on here recently.
     
  16. tintin34

    tintin34 Dec 24, 2017

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    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
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    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

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    version 1.9 (for season 2018)
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  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 24, 2017

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    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.
     
  18. wspohn

    wspohn Dec 24, 2017

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    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..
     
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  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 24, 2017

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    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.
     
  20. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 24, 2017

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    Check out the size of the intercooler



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    934 and Chevron. I want that chevron.

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    So the S from the factory in black was not with grey lowers.


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    These drive like a dream.


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    Count the doors... I’m in love


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    I’d that


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    Series 3 are ugly? I far say these are prettier then series one coupes.

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    Rare rare In the US
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    Yumm


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    Love the engine choice here

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    68 IMSA racer. So many cool things about this one. It could be converted from
    Short to long wheelbase with one off rear fenders.

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    I get to see this bad boy driving around my hood a few times a year.

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