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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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1966 Mercedes 230 Sedan

Spotted a Mercedes 230 sedan parked down the street from the last Volvo 122s we spotted in our last post. Our testament of keeping old vehicles road worthy still stands, so this Mercedes-Benz has captured that special place in our hearts. Enjoy.

And check out some other Classic Mercedes vehicles we have spotted:

1971 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon (W123)

1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel Sedan

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A Reflection of 2018

The end of the year has come and gone; it is time to reflect and look back on 2018.  And what a great year it was. We had a lot of fun spotting a variety of cars and trucks around Los Angeles.  We are thankful that Los Angeles provides us with warm weather and sunshine for most of the year, thus preserving beautiful vintage, mid-modern and current vehicles from the grips of rust. The near constant sunshine means that people actually DRIVE these cars year round, a blessing not found in many other cities or states. Los Angeles provides for us sunshine and awesome cars, and I want to pass that on to everyone reading.  That’s what this site is all about; finding cool street cars and sharing them with the world. We especially want to thank you, the reader and viewers of LACS. We do this for you.

The 2019 year should shake out to be a big one for LA car spotting.  We plan to expand the web content to include videos and more editorial content.

Also, don’t forget to write 2019 on all your checks and other docs you sign 😉

Here’s a look back at our favorite spotting’s in 2018:

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August – End of Month Hodgepodge

As is usual for the end of the month, we post pictures of the vehicles that did not make the cut for a full feature.  To be honest, there were not many this month but none-the-less, let the hodgepodge commence.

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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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End of Month Hodgepodge – June 2017

It’s the end of the month and that can only mean one thing –  Los Angeles Car Spotting photo Hodgepodge.  We compile all the automobiles that didn’t get featured this month but still deserve an honorable mention. Enjoy!