A couple of Frankfurt spotteds - including EDZ649's German brother

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mercboiuk, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. mercboiuk

    mercboiuk MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,782
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Car:
    1995 E320 Coupe
    As with my other post of this day, now only uploading photos has resulted in another belated thread I intended to share with you at the time.

    Back in September I visited Frankfurt for a few days, spotting some lovely Mercedes cars. Being the Fatherland, it's a given that several Mercedes can be spotted around every corner.
    At the beginning of December, I revisited Frankfurt, spotting

    On the odd occasion, I didn't have my camera present - BOO AND HISS! :doh::eek: Consequently I didn't photograph a lovely G55 AMG in Spetember, while in December I missed a W221 S65 AMG parked outside our hotel - a little strange seeing one of these on legally-required winter tyres! :eek:

    However what I did managed to photograph back in September was this little baby - a C216 CL63 AMG. Later, the same car was parked outside our hotel.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Carbon wing mirrors - gorgeous!
    [​IMG]

    Then INSIDE our hotel, they have this wonderful old Mercedes on permanent display.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Being upstairs, they have given it's plinth a glass bottom, so you can see the underside of the car :thumb:
    [​IMG]
    And some info on the car.
    [​IMG]

    In December, while waiting outside the hotel I hear this tremendous exhaust noise, followed by some banging and popping. I look over and see this SLS AMG driving past!
    Somehow odd seeing one of these with winter tyres! I in fact saw one more SLS AMG during my December visit, however I was unable to photograph that one - I only just managed to snap this one :eek:
    [​IMG]

    Finally, I spotted this round the corner from our hotel. Thought it appropriate to share, as it had the sam OZ alloys as those on EDZ's lovely SL600 :cool:
    [​IMG]

    Enjoy!

    Darren
     
    9 people like this.
  2. Vlad

    Vlad MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,401
    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Location:
    Reading, England
    Car:
    Various Mercs come and go
    My grandfather bought a Stutgart 200 Cabrio with a dicky seat in the back. He bought it new back in 1930...still have all of the original paperwork and invoices for the car and original sales brochure.....his had different bodywork to the one in the photos.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Tan

    Tan MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,895
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2002
    Location:
    Woodford Green
    Car:
    W140 S-Class, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Boxster
    Thanks for the pictures Darren, out of curiosity, of the MB's that you saw running Winter tyres did you think that they were using their normal wheels or different ones for the winter tyres?
     
  4. Blackman

    Blackman Active Member

    Messages:
    751
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    1998 W124 E220 Saloon
    Not a big fan of SLS, but that CL63....OMFG! :D
     
  5. OP
    OP
    mercboiuk

    mercboiuk MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,782
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Car:
    1995 E320 Coupe
    Most Mercedes out there were running on a smaller, cheap set of alloys or steel wheels. The two SLS AMGs just had winter rubber on the standard alloys, as did the S65 AMG :)

    My brother required some for his BMW. He had to buy a whole set of new smaller alloys with winter tyres from BMW themselves.

    Darren
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.