Date registered: Oct 2003
Vehicle: CL500, E430, SLK, Subaru...
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RE: The "....hi I'm a newbie, I just turned 16 and I drive an SLR McLaren benz" tread
It's fun that, isn't it. I used to go to clients in an 81 BMW 316. No injection, four-speed manual, velour seats, creaky motorised radio aerial: a real time-warp car, hidden away in the car parks here for years until I chased it down and bought it.
Even though each week, it would get a little bit better as I painted the wheels, bashed the dents out of the grille, did the tappets and finally cut the paintwork, everyone in that client chattered away about how "poor" I must be and how they would have to find me more work to do so I could "afford something nice like a Ford". They had absolutely no idea of the virtues of the baby beemer, nor that I was bringing it down because I didn't want the money-shot car to be open to vandalism in their shitty carpark...
London, right in the middle
03 CL500 (Black/Grey, 48k, Comand, 7GTronic, Keyless Go) 302 Bhp
01 E430 (Silver/Black, 112k, Comand, Lingua, 7 seats, tow...) 275 Bhp
97 SLK (40k, Yellowstone, partner's car!) 200 Bhp
03 A210 AMG (Black/Black, 63k, project rescue car) 140 Bhp
...I make that 917 Bhp...!