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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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Yep the gull wing was what always caught my eye. I remember driving around college town in Ames Iowa and going by a fertility house and seeing a bright red one man I was impressed. Always been into cars and still am. Still have a 71 SS Monte I bought brand new. Later RJD
Well I need not go down the list as what should have kept. For I still have my 71 454 SS Monte that I bout new. Only 72k miles. I special ordered it. Only 1919 built so I shall keep a while longer and see if the price goes up. Later RJD.
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