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It seems that it's becoming more difficult to get it out on the road these days and I find that I need to document the occasion. A far cry from those heady days when I first got it and anything over 40 degrees F meant WDTD driving. Some of you may feel the same. Please feel free to post in this thread anytime you drive your 107, even if it was a trip to the local "Dunkin Horton's". The more mundane, the better, in my opinion.

Actually, I drove it yesterday instead of today but that's not important.

A couple of landlord errands and then off to hit the western leg of my thriftshop habit. Hot, sweaty and fun fun fun! Bonus points to me for not putting the top up at any of the stops! I always lock it though as I think it's a deterrent.
 

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Now that my AC is working again thanks to a recharge of R12, I drove the 560SL to work today [soft top up] and I have a number of errands to do today as well. I look forward to motoring around down without passing out from the heat. I likely won't put the top down again until the temp drops below 90...which might be October the way things are going.

PS: Thank God for covered parking at work.....it makes the whole day a lot more tolerable. ;)
 

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Drove mine yesterday.... to the shop !! :eek:

Should get it back tomorrow (fingers crossed) :D
 

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Every day. Top only goes up if it rains.

Disclaimer: The heat wave hasn't affected my area. Yesterday WA and AK were the only states that didn't have temps in the 90's.

BTW I would never lock the car with the soft top up, just asking to get the top cut. I keep everything in the trunk and lock that.
 

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Drive mine regularly 3 times a week at least, in the summer with the hard top
 

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My Wife took out our newly rebuilt 1974 450SL for a little cruise on Sunday.
Just 20 miles or so – but with top up due to it being 115 degrees!!
It will be more fun when we get into the cool weather – 90 degrees in October!!!
 

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Wow. Actually took it out today for a brief run to the market. Funniest thing, a preppy type - 40ish - stopped me on the way out and said how much he liked my car. Beautiful, just Beautiful, he said.
 

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Yup, it sure is hot!

I took my 560sl to work today. I'm a part time ranger on a local golf course. When I left work to return home, the outside temp guage read 110 deg. Now, even if it was 10 deg off, it still was damn hot! I use the car almost daily. The more it runs, the better it goes. now with 131,000 miles, it still amazes me!
 

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Wow. Actually took it out today for a brief run to the market. Funniest thing, a preppy type - 40ish - stopped me on the way out and said how much he liked my car. Beautiful, just Beautiful, he said.
WTF is a 40ish preppy type?
Maybe it was you he liked.
 

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^^^

It looks like I ingested a bowling ball. Those jeans are on the way out, almost as quickly as they came, BTW. Far too baggy.

More to the point, yesterday it was in the upper 90's so I was wearing... You know, seersucker jacket, light colored chino's, blue oxford cloth button down, loafers with no tassles. Looked rich?
 

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I just happened to think about this today, mine hasn't been out since the Fourth of July. It's been too stinkin' hot, and I don't wan to put the top up. :mad:
 

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I just bought my all time dream car. A 1989 560SL silver smoke with only 60,000 miles! I drove it to the shop today to have the AC repaired. I have been planning on buying this car for 3 years, and I have already had it looked over by a local MB guy.
Anyway, I made the deal last week, and have been nervous about it since. I drove it to Tybee Island in the spring, and was very satisfied, but this morning, it was about 65 degrees, and the car was actually mine! I looked like a mule eating briars!
When I got to the shop, the mechanics and a couple of customers came out to ooh and aah at her. I now feel a lot better about pulling the trigger, and I can't wait to get back in the seat!:D
 
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