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Off Topic (300SL Roadster Sighting)

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I suspect I'm not the only one here with a passion for cars - together with trains (and planes, and boats, and anything that has a motor and moves) - so I thought I'd share an interesting sighting I had this morning in Marblehead.

The weather is just awful here today - temp is about 38 degrees with light to moderate rain. When I was driving my son to school this morning, he and I pulled up behind, of all things, a bronze Mercedes 300SL Roadster.

I've always preferred the gullwing version of the 300SL, but it was still a thrill to see a 300SL roadster stuck in traffic at 0730 in the morning on a crappy New England day. Here's a pic of the prototype (albeit not the car we say today).

Hope people don't mind the quick automotive diversion! Jon Linde

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Sad to say the closest I'll ever come to classic automobiles like that is that fact that I was concieved and teethed ont ehs tick shift of a 67 Mustang fastback that Dad special ordered and borrowed the money from his parents for. i barely remember that car. So what are the odds that my first car would be a Dodge Rampage and halfway home I discovered it had classic Mustang floor mats in it? Rampage is long gone but I still have those floor mats.


P.S. Buffalo weather? Heck it's Seattle weather in Western Ny today. Cool and rainy. In other words MUD SEASON! (sigh)
ANY car I've got has to meet certain requirements and being able to use them is near the top of the list.

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