SL55 on Topgear

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  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    SL55 on Topgear next week Sunday!!!

    (I actually had an email from topgear last week asking if I had or knew anyone with a SL 55 and if they could borrow it)

    YEAH right!! see how they treated that bentley? oh Jeremy Clarkson said and I quote: ' If you want perfection, buy a Mercedes-Benz'
     
  2. Flip

    Flip Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Seems odd that Tops Gear should ask, Clarkson owns one...

    You'd have thought they would know that?!

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    I got a mail too. Its a pitty mine is in jersey at the moment :-(
     
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    I reckon they must have visited this site or similar because I got the email too...

    quote:

    &quot;Hello,

    As I'm sure you couldn't have failed to notice Top Gear is back on Tv with
    Jeremy Clarkson, and I wondered if you could help me. I am looking for a
    SL55AMG preferably in Gun metal grey for some filming next Wednesday 20th
    November at our location in Dunsfold, Surrey.

    If you know of anyone with such a car, who would be willing to bring it down
    to Top Gear and be part of the programme, it would be much appreciated.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon,&quot;


    Seems coincidental <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    S.
     
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    Yeah.

    Thats the one i got too.
     
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    I saw the Motorshow special show that the BBC did a few weeks back and they had an SL500 up against a TVR with Damon Hill driving. If any SL55AMG owner saw that I'd doubt they'd want to lend their shiny glory to the next programme. The presenter/passenger next to Damon actually puked half way through the drive because the car was being pushed to the limit. Ol' Damon looked quite shocked &quot;the first one that's ever done that&quot;, to be fair he had all 4 wheels off the ground <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    S.
     
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    calling Richard..... (who's on this forum&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Steve_Perry @ Nov. 18 2002,13:07)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I saw the Motorshow special show that the BBC did a few weeks back and they had an SL500 up against a TVR with Damon Hill driving. If any SL55AMG owner saw that I'd doubt they'd want to lend their shiny glory to the next programme. The presenter/passenger next to Damon actually puked half way through the drive because the car was being pushed to the limit. Ol' Damon looked quite shocked &quot;the first one that's ever done that&quot;, to be fair he had all 4 wheels off the ground <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

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    That show is still on my tivo, I intend to encode it for everyone to enjoy <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    I will also encode the S600/Maybach stuff from Topgear last night (still on my tivo too - this is why I bought it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> )
     
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    I agree , i would have to be in the passengers sear 100% of the time before they would get a look in at my SL55 .

    For Mr clarkston to get 6.8 MPG out of the maybach he must have been flooring it all the way ...
     
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    if they are filming on the 20th... why not all of turn up to see it?
     
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    Yep, got that mail too.

    I offered the use of my lawn mower, cause that is all they are capable of driving safely...

    they didnt reply.

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