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Old 07-27-2002, 07:46 PM
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Alright SL owners.........

I didnt know Mercedes continued crash research after initial testing. This proves it, cause this is obviously ont an '89 SL!
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:48 PM
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Pic two...

Ready for the next picture?
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:52 PM
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Pic three

And another...

I think this one is gonna be my my computer wallpaper for a while!!!!
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:55 PM
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I apologise...

Im forever forgetin to un-mirror my images before i save them.....heres the real picture
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:58 PM
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Final piicture.

This is the final picture, but no doubt the most dramatic. The SL doesnt even look like a real car, looks like a Matchboy car......
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Old 07-28-2002, 04:37 PM
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OK...

That would be "Matchbox" car.....
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Perhaps they are testing the panoramic (glass) hard top. When was that available, '98?
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Old 07-28-2002, 11:02 PM
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It became available as a $3500 option in 1997. Hate to see it get trashed like that...

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Old 07-29-2002, 02:47 AM
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Ok then

OK all you SL afficianados, can youll tell me if this is an SL500, or an SL600? Youd think from the suspension travel in picture two this thing had ADS........ -hint-hint-
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Old 07-29-2002, 01:07 PM
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I doubt that they will use a 600 for a test like that. That probably a 280. They seemed to be testing the characteristics of roll over, and not speed related damage. Then again, I may be wrong. None the less hate to see a perfectly good SL crashed up. But at least I know my car has the know-how that comes from those test results
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Old 08-15-2002, 11:35 AM
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Unhappy sniff sniff

After seeing those pictures I cried. I'd have taken the thing off their hands...even if it was a hideous colour!


Seriously...glad they sacrifice even the expensive ones to make sure we're safe!
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Old 08-15-2002, 12:34 PM
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Those wheels look like the 560SL wheels. What wheels did the '90 SLs come with?
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Old 08-15-2002, 05:06 PM
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I dont know.......

But it couldnt have come with those!!!
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Old 08-15-2002, 10:20 PM
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The wheels look right for that year. The car looks pre-96. Those wheels were used from '89 to '94. Look at the grilles on the side. They change to two slot grille in '96 and this one has three slots. Notice the side mirrors too, they are more square than the post '96 model. Another indication its an earlier car is the front grille. It has 7 slots and the newer model has 6. Unless my eyes are failing me.
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Old 08-16-2002, 08:15 AM
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That is definitely a pre-facelift model. see the side slits and the mirrors. Those wheels look to me to be standard issue late W126 S-class saloons.
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