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  1. MikeInWimbledon

    Life in a day 2020. (21st July 2020)

    A time capsule of life on Earth in on 25th July 2020. Ridley Scott put this together using 324,000 contributions from 192 countries. It's a pretty wacky world.
  2. MikeInWimbledon

    380bhp 2 owner R230 SL500 on 22k miles for £9k ?

    Supposedly full main dealer history too. Would guess one owner plus a second who's flipping. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102018567559?minimum-badge-engine-size=5.5&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly...
  3. MikeInWimbledon

    Reduced annual mileages in 2020 / 2021. Is it worth notifying the insurance company?

    Strangely I don't seem to be getting out much. My annual mileage halved in 2020 and looks to be the same low level in 2021. Is it "worth" telling the insurance company? Does it make much of a difference? Can we get much back ? Would appreciate any "actual" experience. (Fleet of three...
  4. MikeInWimbledon

    Designo Mystic blue SL63 on 30k - 2 owner

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202101027568794?search-target=usedcars&searchcontext=savedsearchlink&colour=Blue&advertising-location=at_cars&keywords=mystic&postcode=W1A 1AA&saved-search-id=8a42829374494b170174649fbb4722c9&sort=datedesc&page=1&radius=1500&make=MERCEDES-BENZ OK, not...
  5. MikeInWimbledon

    Not MB, but rare low production two seater head turner in great condition at a low price.

    £2495 Buy It Now. for a unique vehicle guaranteed to turn heads. Extraordinary engine What's not to like? MINI COMTESSE MICROCAR BUBBLECAR 3 WHEELER SIMILAR PEEL P50 FRENCH BARN FIND | eBay
  6. MikeInWimbledon

    W109 1972 300SEL for £20k ?

    To my untutored eye, an impressive low mileage (18,000) car which is estimated at around £20k. The rear partition could be a useful thing in this Covid era. Ref 138 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL (3.5 Litre) MRP
  7. MikeInWimbledon

    Great tribute to Stirling Moss at Goodwood Speed week / Mark Knopfler "Local Hero"

    Great tribute to charismatic Stirling Moss a few days ago at Goodwood SpeedWeek. An extraordinary gentleman who lived a long and full life. A man who would "stop the traffic" anywhere he appeared. Worth a glance on a wet weekend, for the history and for Mark Knopfler's tribute with "Going...
  8. MikeInWimbledon

    [SOLD] S212 E500 2010 Iridium silver, high specification, 29.5k miles

    Due to this Covid19 lockdown / Quarantine nonsense, I've had to cancel my winter European trips so no longer have need for this extraordinary load carrier. Message me if you're interested...
  9. MikeInWimbledon

    New S Class advert: the real reason we buy one.

    Forget the tech: this is what it's about:
  10. MikeInWimbledon

    SL63 in Mystic blue on 34k for £28k: what's not to like ?

    Not quite my thing - maybe for you ...
  11. MikeInWimbledon

    Anyone using, or got a view on, Hills Ultratek number plates ?

    I need to get some fresh number plates as mine are looking a bit well travelled Anyone using, or got a view on, Hills Ultratek number plates? They seem impressive, although I'm unclear about the retail price ?
  12. MikeInWimbledon

    [SOLD] E500 2007 5.5 litre 385bhp 42,000 and pure main dealer history (12 services)

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202006019707152?minimum-badge-engine-size=5.5&radius=1500&quantity-of-doors=4&postcode=w1a1aa&aggregatedTrim=E500&model=E%20CLASS&make=MERCEDES-BENZ&sort=relevance&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used...
  13. MikeInWimbledon

    Mind the gap: tidying the gap in split fold rear seats in a W211 saloon?

    Someone that's had split fold rear seats in a W211 saloon will know what I'm talking about.... When you fold the seats back into position, they leave a gap at first, which is then closed. But I've forgotten how to do it. Can anyone remind me what to do, to close that last four centimetre gap...
  14. MikeInWimbledon

    Fire extinguisher recommendations ? Car and Home

    A friend had a minor engine fire in his forty year old car recently. This has prompted me to think about putting a fire extinguisher in the car and house. Can anyone recommend one to fit in the under-seat storage position ? Obviously I can just grab one from Amazon, but a recommendation...
  15. MikeInWimbledon

    It's official: April Fools has been postponed until 1st September

    From Australia, earlier this morning. All due to Covid-19. Confirmed by IAFDF in Geneva. April Fool's Day postponed due to COVID-19 - MPNEWS
  16. MikeInWimbledon

    You couldn't make it up: Germany closes borders with France, Switzerland and Austria.

    Each weekend becomes more bizarre. Just got out of France as it closes its Restaurants and bars, leaving only essential businesses open (Bakeries & Tobacconists, natch) To discover that Germany is closing its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland (except for Cargo and commuters) Whut...
  17. MikeInWimbledon

    USA cancels all flights to and from the EU for a month

    Well, that's one thing I thought would never happen in my lifetime. Can't begin to get my head around the commercial implications of this. Trump halts travel from Europe to US
  18. MikeInWimbledon

    £80k for an immaculate 1959 190SL at Amelia Island ??

    OK, is it just me, or was this a curious bargain for "just" £80k ? RM Sotheby's - 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL | Amelia Island 2020
  19. MikeInWimbledon

    Holy Sheet: Oil price drops 30% overnight after collapse of OPEC talks

    This would have created pandemonium in itself, let alone in a financial world that's struggling to handle day to day routine business.. Fabulous news for petrolheads but a massive shock for the motor industry, and many core industries. Obviously a knock out punch for the Scottish Oil industry...
  20. MikeInWimbledon

    Coronavirus: What happens to auction prices for an SL55 when there's a public health scare?

    So, if there's a public health scare: do prices get affected at public auctions? Because there's one on today, involving an SL55 with just 30k on the clock... "Asking for a friend..." Ref 179 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompresser MRP (For elimination of doubt: I have no connection with...
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