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    Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

    Spotted in Gstaad over the weekend. Looked fabulous in real Smiley

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

    I drove one couple years ago, wonderfull thing but steered and sounded like a bus...


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    bluelines:

    Spotted in Gstaad over the weekend. Looked fabulous in real Smiley

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    Looks beautiful. But - looks like a replic. Nevertheless, beautiful car!


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    I drove one couple years ago, wonderfull thing but steered and sounded like a bus...

     

    I agree. I did drive a gull-wing and was very disappointed, too. Steering on old MBs is horrendous. Actually - my Adenauer MB from 53 is the exact same, but with that old S-Class it kind of feels ok to handle like a bus. But on the SL it just feels wrong. 

    Also wanted to buy a Pagode, but after a test ride I was declining. Same problem here, car steers like a bus.


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    Lars, do you still have that 356?


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    martini964:

    Lars, do you still have that 356?

    Yes - I will never give it away. 

     


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    Any update picture of that beast would be appreciated


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    martini964:

    Any update picture of that beast would be appreciated

    My wife enjoys it more than myself ;)

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    2017-10-01 12.57.41kl.jpg


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    Beautiful, the both of them devil wink


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    Gauss:

    Beautiful, the both of them devil wink

    Thanks Smiley


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    Thanks Lars, you are good at photography, or the objects are beautiful blush


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    Thanks Lars, you are good at photography, or the objects are beautiful blush

    I enjoy both Smiley Thanks!


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    Stylish Lars!


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    Gauss:

    Beautiful, the both of them devil wink

    Smiley With some patina applied, these photos could be from the original sales brochure back in the days. Smiley


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    RC:
    Gauss:

    Beautiful, the both of them devil wink

    Smiley With some patina applied, these photos could be from the original sales brochure back in the days. Smiley

    Actually the top one where my Wife leans on the car was recently features at Porsche's Instagram Smiley

     


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    Great pictures, beautiful car and exceptionally lovely wife. There is a certain majesty to both of them. They belong together.kiss


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    Wow - just greatkiss

    The perfect combo...congrats.

    Could you describe the 356 Speedster driving feeling - is it like a lightweight, stronger VW beetle or is it completly different?

    I‘m really interested in your experience. I once had a 1967 2.0 911 for one year and had no big fun driving this vintage car and sold it for 20K€. heart

    Blueflame


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    kiss Superbe photo , superbe car , superbe wife , superbe set up, superbe élégance 


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    Exquisite Larskiss


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    blueflame:

    Wow - just greatkiss

    The perfect combo...congrats.

    Could you describe the 356 Speedster driving feeling - is it like a lightweight, stronger VW beetle or is it completly different?

    I‘m really interested in your experience. I once had a 1967 2.0 911 for one year and had no big fun driving this vintage car and sold it for 20K€. heart

    Blueflame

    Thanks for the compliments!

    Surprisingly that 356 feels like a "Porsche". Light front end. Engine is loud and beasty in the heavy rear. The car corners super directly. Yes - it feels like a Porsche. Power -  what would you expect with 1.6 liters? As we needed a new engine, we got a bit more than the usual 65HP, but even with 90 HP the car is not a racing machine (fyi - I own the original engine, but it has a crack). The power is delivered directly and it feels with 80km/h like any other Porsche with 160. And with 120 it feels like any new Porsche with 250. So - its a lot of fun on lower speed. Best for me is the noise, the feeling of the front end and the very direct steering. 


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    Thanks Nick, Rhino and Gnil for the compliments!


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    Lars997:
    blueflame:

    Wow - just greatkiss

    The perfect combo...congrats.

    Could you describe the 356 Speedster driving feeling - is it like a lightweight, stronger VW beetle or is it completly different?

    I‘m really interested in your experience. I once had a 1967 2.0 911 for one year and had no big fun driving this vintage car and sold it for 20K€. heart

    Blueflame

    Thanks for the compliments!

    Surprisingly that 356 feels like a "Porsche". Light front end. Engine is loud and beasty in the heavy rear. The car corners super directly. Yes - it feels like a Porsche. Power -  what would you expect with 1.6 liters? As we needed a new engine, we got a bit more than the usual 65HP, but even with 90 HP the car is not a racing machine (fyi - I own the original engine, but it has a crack). The power is delivered directly and it feels with 80km/h like any other Porsche with 160. And with 120 it feels like any new Porsche with 250. So - its a lot of fun on lower speed. Best for me is the noise, the feeling of the front end and the very direct steering. 

    Thanks for your feedback - may be a little bit like a Lotus Elise MK1 from 1996 with 120HP...also great fun without massive HP.

    Blueflame


     
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