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May 19′ – End of Month Hodgepodge

Hello all,

Welcome to a slightly delayed End of Month Hodgepodge for May 2019. June should be a good month for car spotting, as most of the classic and more rare cars have come out from hibernation. I have a few pictures I took yesterday, and you are in for a treat in the coming month. Stay tuned!

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1970 Mercedes 280 SE Coupe

Oh hey, I didn’t notice you there.  I’ve been once again busy finishing up a film project.  Remember that one I thought I was finished with? Turns out we had to do some pick ups and re-shoots so NOW I am officially finished.

And with that, I bring you an early 1970’s SE coupe by Mercedes-Benz.  I wish I had my nicer camera with me when I spotted this beauty.  The two tone color looks fantastic in person, and the car is an overall clean example of early 1970’s Benz styling.

And check out some of old school Mercedes-Benz’s we’ve spotted:

1971 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)

1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C (W114)

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)

Enjoy

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1971 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)

I spotted another old school W108 Mercedes Benz.  This one is the 280s version from roughly 1971, so it is likely less equipped than the 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SEL (W108)  we spotted last week. Interestingly enough, this one also appears in white and has similar wheels – however this one is in less than great condition and sports some rust in spots. Enjoy

Check out some other Mercedes Benz models we spotted:

1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 (R129)

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Sedan

1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C (W114)

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1970 Mercedes Benz 280SEL (W108)

Spotted this very clean and classy 1970’s Mercedes parked on the street the other day.  I wish I could have taken some pictures of the front of this Benz, however it was parked behind another vehicle we spotted on this site (HONDA CVCC).  Less than 20,000 of these 280SEL units were produced worldwide. The car had the longer wheelbase of the W109, but lacked the pneumatic suspension and other features of the 300SEL.

Check out some other sweet, older style Mercedes-Benz sedans:

1971 Mercedes 280SE Sedan (W108)

1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan

1992 Mercedes-Benz E500

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July – End of Month Hodgepodge

Here we are, at the end of (ahmmm, actually the beginning) of another wonderful month of car spotting.  This past month brought us some interesting vehicles; including a BMW Z8, a slew of Italian cars, 1 Volvo and a 80’s Dodge Ram Prospector!  To cap it off, here is the July Hodgepodge of vehicles that didn’t quite make it for a feature post.  Cheers

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End of March – Hodgepodge

It’s that time of the month again… where LACS rounds up the reject photos that didn’t make it to a full-on blog post.  Usually, a LA Car Spotting post will arrive to your divine sleepy eyes in the morning, to brighten up your day, but tonight… it shall appear before you to to liven your night!  Tonight, I write the hodgepodge and sip a cheap imported beer from Germany, a Henninger Lager to be exact. Prost!

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan

So much chrome trim! My camera phone cannot even handle it.  It does make for some pretty awesome lens flares in the pictures though.  This shining example of a Mercedes-Benz sedan is a 1978-ish 240D Diesel sedan – AKA the indestructible Benz.  This one is in great shape on the exterior and absolutely beams in the sun on a cool winter day. Enjoy!

And of course, check out previous Diesel MB’s we’ve spotted.

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Sedan

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1999 Mercedes Benz SL500 (R129)

Spotted this very clean and well-looked after example of the Mercedes Benz SL500 from the 1990’s.  I have always admired the styling on the SL series and I believe it holds up well in the over 20 years since this chassis was released. And you can’t go wrong with a 5 liter V8 under the hood 🙂

Check out some other Mercedes Benz vehicles we have spotted.

1990 Mercedes Benz 560 SEC AMG

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)

1992 Mercedes-Benz E500

Some info about this vehicle:

The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL roadsters were produced from 1989 through 2002. The R129 replaced the R107 in 1989 and was in its turn replaced by the R230 SL-Class in 2002 for the 2003 model year.
The R129 was produced as a two-door, two-seat roadster with an automated (electro-hydraulic), collapsible textile roof, with a shell-like, color-matched, tonneau cover. All R129s came standard with an aluminum detachable hardtop that was fitted by folding the canvas roof down and manually attaching the hardtop.

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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Sedan

Here we have another iteration of the bullet-proof Mercedes 300D.  This example is shaded in darkness and equipped with 4 doors.

See our previous 300D post for information about this vehicle.

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1992 Mercedes-Benz E500

Look… at… this!  Just about 1,500 of these bad boys were imported into the United States.  Equipped with a 5.0L V8, this thing was a serious sedan back in the day. Just look at it would ya! Look at the width of that front fender!

Some information via Wiki:

From 1991 to 1994, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche; each 500 E was hand-built by Porsche, being transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche’s Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany during assembly — taking a full 18 days to complete each model. Design began in 1989 and into 1991. Called ‘500 E’ through model year 1993, for model year 1994 it was face-lifted along with the rest of the range and renamed to ‘E 500’.

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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320

Sticking with the MB wagon theme, today we feature a not so old but still equally as fun Mercedes-Benz E320 Station Wagon.  Glad in grey, this station wagon was spotted in San Francisco and is just gorgeous.

Some info about the E320 via Wiki

The “E-Class” name first appeared in with the facelifted W124 in 1993 for the model year 1994 (the W124 was introduced in 1984 but continued with the older naming convention until 1993, when all Mercedes-Benz models switched to a new system, e.g. E 320 instead of 300 E). The diesel versions continued to be the fuel economy option over the four and six-cylinder gasoline engines, and the gasoline V8 engines (available after 1992) increased gasoline power outputs further. Four-cylinder gasoline models were not marketed in the United States. The V8 powered sedans/saloons were named 400 E/500 E from 1992–1993, and E 420/E 500 after 1993. Likewise, the 3.0-litre cars (e.g. 300 E) were also re-badged to E 320 with the new 3.2-litre M104 engines and naming rationalization of 1994. For the diesel models the name change was less elegant, with the 250 D becoming the E 250 Diesel for example.
Sedan (W124), Coupé (C124), Convertible (A124) and Estate (S124) body configurations were offered.

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