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    Picked up another SL65

    Saw this 08 SL65 with minimal mileage and seeing I do not like the facelift version at all. I couldn't resist.

    Picked it up last Friday and it feels great to be behind the wheel of a SL again. The way this car lights up the rear wheels is nuts Smiley


     


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    Congrats Mike


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    Congrats. Nice interior combo


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    Congrats mike, that V12 must be a lot of fun.  imo this version looks classier than the facelift, otoh the new one does look meaner and i like that. 


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    That's a mean looking SL you got there


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    http://i54.tinypic.com/34fcl7a.jpg


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    Thanks guys! Car is going to get detailed and the front bumper resprayed as it has a few scratches. Other than that the car still looks brand new. 


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    Nice pickup, seems like the exact same colour combo as your previous one?


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    Mike, what happened to the previous car? You forgot where you parked it, admit it!


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    Ferdie:

    Mike, what happened to the previous car? You forgot where you parked it, admit it!


    That's the only possible explanation. Smiley

    Very nice car, Mike, I also prefer the pre-facelifted version. Smiley
     


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    Nice car, how does it compare with your M6 convertable?


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    @skazzy: No, it is similar though. My previous one had the older interior and exhaust tips. It also had gray interior. The new one also has proper paddle shifters. The old one had buttons behind the steering wheel to shift.

    Rossi, Ferdie - you got me 

    @trip: Thank you, it's very different. The M6 Cab is a lot more sporty to drive and the sound is more exhilarating by a long shot. The gearbox is also more responsive in manual mode than the MB. The SL sounds actually a little similar to the GT2 RS. It has a thundering noise on wide open throttle. It is definitely the straight line king. I think the only two cars that could surpass it would be the GT2 RS and LP640 from the garage.

     


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    Great car Mike, this one i can personally attest to because i'm driving my dads SL more than he is

    Yours is the bigger brother, but they are twins otherwise (minus 4 cylinders) 

    Such a special car though, enjoy

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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    That colour combo is really special - I've always loved black with red interior  Very classy 


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    Hmm just noticed, our car has red carpets and Mike S your does not? Is that an AMG difference? 

    Could be that ours is a 2005 too i guess.

     


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    Smart move Mike - many congrats..

     


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    Great car - insane engine! Enjoy Mike!


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    The torque feeling must be amazing, what an engine, withwith a little engine tune, even the LP and GT2 RS would have a very hard time keeping with it. Congrats.

    J.Seven


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    Enjoy it buddy! .. I've always loved the SL, they are indeed so special.


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    Congrats Mike...I actually should set up an automated greeting engine just for you and your cars. Seriously...the SL 65 AMG is one of my favorite AMG cars, already a classic.


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     Thanks Atzporsche. Don't blame you, the car is addictive to drive 

    Thank you easyrider. I have always loved that combo as well. I don't know why there aren't many with them over here.

    Thanks John H 

    Thank you Lars!

    J.Seven, I'm a little weary of doing that. The car is already out of hand as is  My previous SL didn't give me that G-force sensation, but perhaps MB updated something on the later ones. This one feels like it accelerates much harder.

    Thank you ha! Haven't seen you online in a while. Hope you are well and still enjoying your CGT!

    Hahahaha! Thanks Christian  That is why I kept to the older one. It has that classic timeless feel to it. The new one doesn't at all.

     

     


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    Congrats Mike Your rate of buying new cars is more than my rate of buying 1/18 die-cast models

    I think it is time to make a photo shoot of your stable


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    pride355:

    I think it is time to make a photo shoot of your stable


    Problem is there is no wide angle lens on the market to do this job. Smiley
     


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    Rossi:
    pride355:

    I think it is time to make a photo shoot of your stable


    Problem is there is no wide angle lens on the market to do this job. Smiley
     

    Stefan,

    I would also like to see your 911 and 458 side by side, too SmileySmiley


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    Rossi:
    pride355:

    I think it is time to make a photo shoot of your stable


    Problem is there is no wide angle lens on the market to do this job. Smiley
     

     aerial photo Smiley 


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     @pride355:  Thank you pride! Not yet. It won't be too much longer though. I promise 

    @Rossi: You're still around. Haven't heard any comments from you in a while. Quite refreshing in a sense 

    @palenimbus: LOL!


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    pride355:
    Rossi:
    pride355:

    I think it is time to make a photo shoot of your stable


    Problem is there is no wide angle lens on the market to do this job. Smiley
     

    Stefan,

    I would also like to see your 911 and 458 side by side, too SmileySmiley

     

    Rossi's 458 doesn't show up on film. Smiley


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     I don't get it, why buy this car when the all new SL is just around the corner ? 


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    Mike,

    Congrats!!!  If you have not enough room in your garage ship some of your toys over seas Smiley


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    zmeulzmeilor:

     I don't get it, why buy this car when the all new SL is just around the corner ? 

     

    Because he canSmiley  Smiley


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    This SL is a collector, way nicer than the face lifted one with the ugly front end.

    The all new one will have SLS DNA and i bet won't be as sexy as the 2004-2007 models were either.


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


     
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