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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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300SL spotted in Sacramento

On the way home from work yesterday I was on I-80 between Greenback and Antelope.

I passed an "olive green" 300SL.

By the time I realized what I just saw, I pulled out my phone and was able to get four pictures of it before I had to get off the freeway.

They're camera phone pictures taken at 70+MPH so they're a little blurry, but when I get home tonight, I'll post them here!

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WOW-I wonder if it was a real one? It's hard to imagine someone driving a $300K+ car on the freeway. I see a 190SL from time to time but seeing a 300SL must have been some site.
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i just took my 450se into the shop recently to get a lot of work done... it is the best place in the PNW to have your classic mercedes worked on.... and I believe too because there was a 300SL sitting out front waiting for the customer to pick it up. I have never had the opportunity to see one of these gullwings up close and personal.... I too have some crappy cell phone pictures of it. I should post them. thanks for reminding me.
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That's great. I have never even seen a 300SL in person.

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That's great. I have never even seen a 300SL in person.
I live two doors from one the worlds best resto shops,( he got a second last year at pebble beach with a 380K Merc) so gull wings and 300SL's are a common sight in the street,but I have never seen one that looks this good " in person" .....I think you may the wrong address some how.
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