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#1 Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by Jeremy » Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:31 am

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My daughter Ali just sent me this. She is getting well-trained (although she has decided her dream car is a MB Pagoda, which does confirm she has good taste...). Very nice looking S3....anybody here?
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#2 Re: Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by Gfhug » Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:19 pm

Jeremy wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:31 am
She is getting well-trained (although she has decided her dream car is a MB Pagoda, which does confirm she has good taste...)
Here you go, Jeremy:
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa0 ... n=1&pp=100

A couple of others also on offer :bigrin:

Geoff
S2 FHC Light Blue
S2 OTS LHD - RHD full restoration

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#3 Re: Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by Jeremy » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:09 am

A nice specimen that Geoff. All she needs now is a hundred grand....oh, and to learn how to drive....
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Post by christopher storey » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:12 am

But.... if you think Es can be concealed rotboxes , the Pagoda can be in a different league altogether, with a tendency to appalling structural rot in the rear bulkhead area

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#5 Re: Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by mgcjag » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:34 am

:yeahthat: And for those that think Jag parts are expensive check out Merc parts.....you will be very smacked and never complain about Jag prices..... :bigrin: ....Steve
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Post by mystery type » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:36 am

Nice to see daughter well trained!
I don’t see many yellow number plates on e types now, also looks like n/s brake light not working?
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#7 Re: Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by Kember17 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:48 am

mgcjag wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:34 am
:yeahthat: And for those that think Jag parts are expensive check out Merc parts.....you will be very smacked and never complain about Jag prices..... :bigrin: ....Steve

That said, the extra cost of parts is normally offset against much lower labour costs as Mercedes parts of that era were almost universally of very high quality and dimensionally correct so one didn’t waste considerable extra time and money on labour costs fitting gimcrack rubbish to the car, which is, I’m afraid, some distance from what is so often the current Jaguar experience.

I was always able to fit parts to my old SL without the need for metal bashing, tapping holes in the right place etc etc.

Modern Mercedes is a different story on quality…

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Post by mgcjag » Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:58 pm

Hi Peter...you obviously had a very different experiance with Mercs than me....with quite a few parts for Pagodas and R107 no longer available from Mercedes.....and there arnt the huge range of aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers that we have with Jags.....the main reason i got rid of my 107 was rediculously expensive and no longer available parts......Steve
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Post by Kember17 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:13 pm

mgcjag wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:58 pm
Hi Peter...you obviously had a very different experiance with Mercs than me....with quite a few parts for Pagodas and R107 no longer available from Mercedes.....and there arnt the huge range of aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers that we have with Jags.....the main reason i got rid of my 107 was rediculously expensive and no longer available parts......Steve
Steve, you might be right: my SL owning years are, admittedly, rather too many years behind me for comfort, and I hoarded parts for it as and when I came across them (just in case), much to my wife’s chagrin. (She recently unearthed some bits from a 190E that I must have sold twenty-five years ago.)

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Post by politeperson » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:39 pm

Yes, Merc Parts. I have owned quite a few from the early 60's to the mid nineties.

They do have a certain indestructible quality to them, got to be said, however parts prices are in the realms of the stratosphere for the good stuff.

I remember waiting 2 hours at the Essen Retro classic for the seller of a pair of W111 coupe bumpers to turn up with the merch 15 years ago.

They turned out to be very re-chromed W108 saloon bumpers that weighed as much as tin foil.

The price? £4,0000 for a pair. I didnt buy them.

Coupe front wing? £2,500 if you are lucky.

Mercedes price for a Pagoda injection pump? 7000 euros. All to make a 2.8l engine make about 180 bhp.

We are very lucky in the Jaguar world for parts, so dont knock it.
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#11 Re: Seen this morning near Leicester Square

Post by JoeLondon » Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:39 am

Guilty! :salute:

On my way to work with wife in pax seat and son in the +2. Have since fitted Black/Silver plates and replaced the brake bulb. still need to sort out the saggy back end (on the car). Mechanically sorted, this is my daily driver, don't own another car :D

Funnily enough I was looking for a W113 Pagoda when I bought this.
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