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German Cars

Discussion in 'AMG Lounge' started by nickjonesn4, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:22 AM.

  1. nickjonesn4

    nickjonesn4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So.... I've been obsessed with German cars since my dad had a 911 2.4s in the early 80s.

    I've had Mercs since I could afford them (now 41) and when I bought my E55K for long distance family trips I've been thinking about a line up of other German cars to round out the 4 decades of my life.

    Is this just me?
     
  2. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So looking at your list of cars, are you looking for something from the mid 1980s?
     
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    nickjonesn4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep!
     
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  4. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    An early Mk2 Golf GTi 16v, or maybe a Mk1 GTi Convertible
     
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    nickjonesn4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Both good options. Keen on another Merc tbh.
     
  6. MikeInWimbledon

    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It all depends on the requirements, Sir.

    There's Hart to Hart or Dallas. (Expensive and hardly practical in Scotland)

    [​IMG]

    More "practical" might be JR Ewing's motor

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    But for a family man of 41, the unburstable is W123 is the default choice:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow, they really is Euro posh init?
     
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    An S Class would be nice. Did AMG do anything interesting to SLs in that era?
     
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    Epic sweaters over the shoulders/tank top smart casual action.
     
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    Bobby Dazzler Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would like to think that photo was taken outside an old Alpine castle, with views across lakes and mountains. But it might just be a factory car park near Stuttgart :)
     
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    Go big or go home.
    450SEL 6.9 for the 70's
    560SEC for the 80's
    SL600 for the 90's
     
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    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If you're gonna down 80's, you gotta do 80's.....
     
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    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    AMG were just a mod shop until 1999 when Mercedes took them over and started incorporating their work in their standard products with things like the E55.

    Playing strict 1980's, the normal stuff was "just" big engined Mercedes.
     
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    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Even the Dallas movie crew took several series to promote JR up into at 560. From memory, both Bobby and JR started off with modest engined Mercs and then gradually got promoted to the biggest engines (500 SL for Bobby and 560 SE for JR).

    But that's the 80's for you. "We all started off poor and then got richer than we ever expected."
     
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    I can't remember (and I was forced to watch it) JR owning a 560SEL. But he did have a 450SEL.
    Oran Juice Jones had one when we caught his mrs walking in the rain. Pity, he without him was like cornflakes without the milk :(

     

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