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Old 1st June 2004, 17:21   #16
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GTO,
Do u know what is the model name of a Benz designed for rally, but, never came into rallying coz the Audi guys launched a much better rally car. This model eventually was made to road specs and sold in the 80's i think. Not many cars sold though.

I saw the car in one of the Top Gear show in BBC quite some time back.

Any idea whats the car's model name? I forgot!
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Old 1st June 2004, 17:32   #17
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Mercedes shocked the world and entered the 1977 London - Sydney Rally with a team of w123 280E's , they came 1, 3,4, and 7th. A citroen Cx came 2nd and 5th. It would have been a straight 1,2,3 win if the lead car had not sheared the drive shaft 20km from finish. They also used the w107 450SLC 5.0 with one a major panamerican rally. It also won won a few african rallys after that Mercedes decided to exit on a winning streak (i think they heard about the quattro coming)
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Any pics of the rally?
or the car?
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Old 1st June 2004, 22:22   #19
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Some links on this

www.mercedes-sl.de/ werbung.htm

This is a great article on Eric Waxenburger,

http://www.whnet.com/4x4/waxl.html
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Lovely link Ajit!
Those old Mercs! Just one glance at them is all it takes to bring a smile to my face.
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hey gto will surely post the pics
got a scanner recently, now i just need to scan the pics and upload, most prob by this weekend
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The production did continue for some time in South Africa. There were 3 variations, the 300SE, 420SE and 500SE, they came with new specs, a facelift if you like. But I dont think it went all the way to '94 coz the W140 made its debut by then already. They have a going price of around 30 to 60K rands depending on mileage done. Thats around 3 to 4 lac rupees. the SEL stopped with the 560 which is around 75K (5 lacs).
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hi guys
the people who like this series of mercs must check out alias on axn every tue at 10pm
they always use this s class serises in black for the chases

in todays episode they were two black ones chasing a van!

repaets tommorow 4 pm
check it out, esp gto
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Best is Die hard with a Vengence!
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Old 2nd June 2004, 11:11   #25
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The best merc chases I ahve seen are:

ronin - De niro is a Merc 450 SEL 6.9. supporting an Audi S8
The Peacemaker - Clooney using the brute force of a W140 to anhillate three E28 (i think - three geenration ago ) 5 series
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ajmat,
Damn man u stole my words,
Seriously how did i forget ronin,
Heck even the audi's looked good in that one!
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Quote[/b] ]Ronin - De niro is a Merc 450 SEL 6.9. supporting an Audi S8
The Peacemaker - Clooney using the brute force of a W140 to anhillate three E28 (i think - three geenration ago ) 5 series
Ajmat i second what S-350's said. The W140 in Peacemaker made me a very big fan of the S-class. The fact that the body structure remained intact even after the explosion speaks volumes of the car's inherent ability (maybe the car was restructured for the scene since cars used in Hollywood films undergo a lot of changes)

As far as Ronin goes, the Audi used in it i fear was the mighty S8. Fast and mean. What i like is the frontal shots of the cars during the film. The Audi, Merc and BMW (used in the last chase scene across Paris) make them look very mean. The director, John Frankenheimer actually created equipment for the film which is now de-rigeur for all chase films.

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The best thing about the movie ronin is when they had to give the list of stuff they want,
That guy goes like S8,
Need to shove in a bit!
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Quote[/b] (Revvmaster @ June 02 2004,11:04)][Ajmat i second what S-350's said. The W140 in Peacemaker made me a very big fan of the S-class. The fact that the body structure remained intact even after the explosion speaks volumes of the car's inherent ability (maybe the car was restructured for the scene since cars used in Hollywood films undergo a lot of changes)

As far as Ronin goes, the Audi used in it i fear was the mighty S8. Fast and mean. What i like is the frontal shots of the cars during the film. The Audi, Merc and BMW (used in the last chase scene across Paris) make them look very mean. The director, John Frankenheimer actually created equipment for the film which is now de-rigeur for all chase films.

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You saw hoe the car remains intact when he whumps the BMW in reverse.

Re: Ronin - they used two audi S8's for the shooting - am wwiritn in office - will explain what they did in a seperate note later one
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Quote[/b] (ajmat @ June 02 2004,12:14)]am wwiritn in office - will explain what they did in a seperate note later one
Hmm...
looks like none of us can not get on TB once a while no matter how busy we are at work lol
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