Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Spotted Around Town Today

Photos by Salt Water New England








21 comments:

  1. This was when each vehicle had a certain style. Now they all look the same.

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  2. Lovely scenery, classic cars (love the tombstone grill), New England...What more could you ask for!

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  3. A proper Merc. Built by the engineers, not the accountants.

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  4. From a time when cars were still beautifully rendered marvels of design and engineering.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  5. I have always loved the Mercedes sedans from the 70s. I inherited a 1979 450sl form my mother which is a great car, but I would gladly trade if for a sedan.

    David J Cooper

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    1. I've owned several 450 SEL's, they are a joy. Terrible in snow, but still, worth it.

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  6. My husband has his father's old 280 S. Riding in it is like traveling on a very comfortable sofa.

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  7. I still like Rovers. Haven't seen one in ages.

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  8. Just a superb vehicle, in a classic color. We have had one for years,and still enjoy it as much as ever. Thank you so much!

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  9. Built like a tank; a beautiful tank...

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  10. I have often wondered how a human being could fall in love with a lifeless hunk of metal, those lovely pictures answer my my question.

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  11. Does anyone know the year of this 250 S?

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  12. I agree with all the comments about this classic. I owned one late 60's, for 70's and one early 80's Mercedes. At those times, Mercedes, along with BMW and Volvo, were far superior to any US or Japanese cars. But, it seems to me that the world has caught up - my firm requires us to rent cars for trips of 125 miles or more and I have tried to rent a variety of makes simply out of curiosity. The difference between $100K cars and $30K cars is now negligible. I currently own Japanese and Korean vehicle and they are the best I've ever owned. As some sage said, if you are spending more than $30K for a car, it's not about transportation.

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  13. I once had a very important meeting scheduled and had traveled quite a distance to meet with a client who would benefit greatly from assistance that our company could/would provide but unfortunately he’d just received a wooden part for his Morgan and so business took a back seat. Everything Later worked out just fine but I sat there in the same atmosphere I’d had with our kids and grandkids when they’ed receive that perfect(?) gift. I really appreciate the beauty of cars but my old 240 Volvo was my favorite.

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    1. Morgans resist change and the three-wheeler is still being manufactured. And I just have to mention this: there is a Morgan dealer where I went to school in Morgantown, West Virginia. Being a college town, I guess someone thought there might be a tiny market for a real sports car and couldn't resist selling Morgans in Morgantown. Not cheap but maybe not as expensive as you might imagine.

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  14. This has got to be the most beautiful Subaru I've ever seen.

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  15. A fun series to watch. A Brit show featuring a Morgan and the two young vets (now in their sixties plus) from "All Creatures Great and Small": https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9046440/

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  16. I had the smaller 250 sedan (not an S model) many years ago and really liked that car. Mine was dark green with brownish (what they called "tobacco") upholstery.

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