Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 08-14-2003, 04:23 PM
DanielG's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Posts: 349
Ken posted some pictures in the thread dealing with hard top hoist -- when I saw them I thought it was a Jaguar sedan -- but he called it a Daimler. By the way, he has the neatest (meaning cleanest) garage in the Southern Hemisphere!
__________________
Dan

1986 560SL (52.5k miles) sold 11/24/04

1987 560sl (55.6k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-14-2003, 04:37 PM
flixbiz's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Davidsonville, MD
Posts: 167
OK I see the pictures.
Daimler = Jag XJ with wrong side steering wheel! I understand now. Pretty car.
__________________
1991 560SEL (254K miles)
1980 Lincoln Mark VI - Givenchy
1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector's Series
1979 Lincoln Town Car Collector's Series
1979 Ford "Effie" Pickup (in gradual transformation to a show/street truck)
1969 Lincoln Mark III (waiting for "Overhaulin" to call)
1989 Lincoln Towncar
2001 Lexus GS300 (spousal unit's daily driver)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-14-2003, 04:43 PM
DanielG's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Posts: 349
Quote:
Daimler = Jag XJ with wrong side steering wheel!
lol :p
__________________
Dan

1986 560SL (52.5k miles) sold 11/24/04

1987 560sl (55.6k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-14-2003, 05:02 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
Hi flixbix,

A Daimler is known as the Vanden Plas in the US. It's a high end Jaguar with all the options; burl walnut picnic tables, sunroof, special carpeting, extra wood, better leather etc. I have the 4 litre.

Here in New Zealand it cost NZ$25,000 (US$11,000) more than a new Jag in its day.

You can tell them apart from the standard Jag or Sovereign by the knurls on the grillwork front, and the boot (trunk).

Altogether one of the best limos made. Drives and rides like a dream.

No photos sorry, but you can do a search at http://www.jag-lovers.org/ or see part of it in my garage at MB hardtop hoist fitted today, and photos

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening black/grey on black leather, now in the shop for facelift painting lower body.
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's - (and my polishing)
~1992 Honda US s/wagon, black/grey
ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-14-2003, 05:04 PM
DanielG's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Posts: 349
Ken -- are there no trademark laws in NZ? Or is that just a slang name for the car?
__________________
Dan

1986 560SL (52.5k miles) sold 11/24/04

1987 560sl (55.6k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-14-2003, 05:28 PM
DanielG's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Posts: 349
Well here is some history -- very interesting, I had not considered that the name Daimler could belong anywhere but on a Daimler-Benz product.

http://www.vandenplas.com/daimler/dhist.htm
__________________
Dan

1986 560SL (52.5k miles) sold 11/24/04

1987 560sl (55.6k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-14-2003, 08:33 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
From the No-Door-Ding-King!

G-Benz's post on his door dings reminded me about one time I parked my Daimler (aka Vanden Plas) in my regular supermarket car park.

Now, as an intro to my parking methods, I have to tell you that since parking carefully - some jealous people say obsessively - I have kept all my cars ding-free for the last 2 decades.

But I'm a little paranoid (you guessed?) about the business of parking my cars.

First off, I NEVER parallel park in anything less than 2 spaces. But I don't park in 2 spaces unless there's an acre of unused spaces around me... don't want to be selfish! And I park as far away from the store or entrance as I can.

This is easy since I rarely need to park during peak hours. That's the advantage of working on the net full-time... I can run my day as I want.

If I can't meet my self-imposed rules on paralleling, then I only park inline, nose-to-tail, but ONLY on the end of a street or parking line. That means there is a reduced 50/50 chance of someone backing or fronting into me at any one time.

Since the Daimler is one l-o-n-g car, I need all the space I can get, and I often park over the line away from the car in front/behind.

Same goes for parking buildings - I'm always alone on the 17th floor when it only fills up to the 8th.

End result? I'm fit as a fiddle from walking to my parking spots out in the backblocks.

Oh, and my cars stay unscathed and ding-free. Whereas my wife has had the Ding Doc attend to hers for about 12 dents in just 2 years.

Anyway, to continue the story, I was parked in the nearly empty supermarket park, in 2 spaces and a little askew to stop loonies from locking me out with the side of their car, when I heard a voice: "Excuse me!" from an old guy getting out of his car next door and looking annoyed, "You've parked at an ANGLE!" (Emphasis his).

What can you say to that? However, I had a gracious reply pre-prepared. "Oh yes," I cheerfully replied, "I guess I need a lot more practice."

Kept him quiet. And we parted on pleasant terms. Ding-free too.

Ken Silver
--------------
~1993 SL500, glistening black/grey on black leather, now in the shop for facelift painting lower body.
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's - (and my polishing)
~1992 Honda US s/wagon, black/grey
ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-14-2003, 09:59 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 133
Re: From the No-Door-Ding-King!

Quote:
Originally posted by KenSilver


First off, I NEVER parallel park in anything less than 2 spaces.

Hey Ken, you're the kind of guy I drive crazy. When I see someone parked in two spaces I've been known to place a note on the windshield that says "sorry, I didn't mean to cause that ding".

Makes guys go nutzzzzzzz looking for the damage.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-14-2003, 10:13 PM
KenSilver's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 421
CDNC36AMG - Thanks for the advance warning. Now I'll know where to send the Hertz inspectors when I next visit the States!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page