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post #101 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 09:11 AM
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About 110 in Nevada in the E320.

Over 150 on top of the Richmond San Rafael bridge at night on the Honda Super Hawk.
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post #102 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 09:40 AM
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A friend of mine opened up his E55 while travelling cross country hitting over 270 (170mph) and travelling comfortably for a while at 240. She was capable of far more but that felt plenty fast anyway. This was in no way, shape or form me or my car...
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One Thursday evening in June 1963, I drove at least 135 MPH on the road that runs from Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach, DE. The Indian River Inlet bridge was being rebuilt & the section of road ( Inlet to Bethany Beach) was not being traveled much by anyone during the rebuild.
I was driving an 1957 Super 88 Olds with a four barrel, not even the 3 duce's set up which was available back then. The speedometer only registered up to 130 but didn't peg out until well after that. I pegged it at what might have been 145 to 150 & the car was still picking up speed. I let off at that point & the phone poles really did look pretty much like a picket fence. I knew I had been lucky to not have encountered a State Trooper & no other traffic at all. If you doubt a "57" Olds would run that fast I would remind you that Richard Petty's Dad drove that Super 88 model in the stock car races. His was however set up with the 3 duce's which were a bitch to keep the linkage adjusted. Great low end torque & an upper end which was rarely explored. Back then I was in my teens & the Concord pike, just North of Wilmington was also a good drag spot for me to chew on Vet's. I usually left them in total shock because they thought I was driving "your Dad's Oldsmobile". Today I am much more conservative & never drive much over 90 MPH, very rarely & never with a passenger in my vehicle. I am sure others will come back with higher speeds & in much sweeter model cars then this comment.
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180.
Nevada Desert.
2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S
It shifted into 6th at 170!
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post #105 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 12:58 PM
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170 mph with the top down on a country road road with 55 speed limit in my SL55 V-max.
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Wasn't in a Mercedes. A 1986 Volvo 850 Turbo, the full turbo not the GLE. It had a Micronics chip, modded exhaust and a few other things under the hood. On the bypass around the major town where I lived at the time, late evening and rarely traffic back then, I hit somewhere above 145. Was too busy focusing on the road so unsure if inpegged it. The speedo maxed out at 150. It was like driving in my armchair sitting in the living room. Surreal. Fastest car I ever owned. Only complaint on that car was front wheel drive. But, it had its advantages. I didn't have to touch the steering wheel to pass someone. I punched it and the torque steer threw it into the passing lane.
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post #107 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 01:05 PM
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70s model roadrunner with 440,and two 4 barrel crabs 140mpg,my w140 135

1999 s320. and 83 300sd quit driving,people make me nervous
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I hit 120 in a new (at the time) - and rented - Cadillac DTS, on a small, deserted highway from Las Vegas to Death Valley. Felt like I might have been going 60, except the scenery went by faster (woosh!).
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Ran my GL450 at 110 through Utah...95 for about an hour...till my wife woke up. fastest ever was 135 in a 59 pontiac and a mini cooper S.
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Speed is a thrill

Great thread. 198 mph at Daytona Speedway in a Porsche 935 Moby Dick and 138 in my CLK 63 AMG. It's fairly common to hit 100 on I-75 between Atlanta and Chattanooga.
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