1971 Mercedes-benz 300-series on 2040-cars
Raymond, Washington, United States
1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL / 8 6.3. Recently came out of storage. Has been kept. Odometer shows 69104 miles.
The car runs and drives well.
Engine runs smooth and very strong. Rear wheels will spin on sudden acceleration. Four speed automatic
transmission runs well, shifts as a Mercedes should. Assisted brake in good shape. Recent service on front
Body is straight, no sign of accident. There is rust spot in the lower front right fender (see picture), still
feels solid when poked. Under carriage is clean with minimal rust if any. No rust on the frame under the radiator.
The body and frame is solid.
Paint is still shine. There are several spots where the paint is chipped. Please see pictures.
Chrome trims, bumpers are in very good condition.
Interior is dark blue. Leather seats are still supple with some patina on front seats. one small rip on front
passenger seat. Rear seats in excellent condition. Wood trims in good shape.
Factory sunroof's electric motor works, but the sunroof does not open. All lights are working. Gauges are working.
Electrical wires are in good shape.
The air suspension raises from completely deflated to ride height in about 5 minutes. It will slowly go down
overnight. Ride height selector works well.
Recent work : Serviced fuel pump, cleaned fuel tank and lines, serviced/replaced injectors, new spark plugs, new
battery, clean air suspension lines, replaced air suspension hoses, serviced front brakes, change engine oil,
transmission & power steering fluid.
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2011 Maybach 62 - Click above for high-res image gallery
What will become of Maybach? That question has been rattling around the halls of Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart for some time now. But all questions will be answered, and answered soon: according to reports, the German automaker is currently evaluating prototypes and propositions for its top-end marque, and will make its decision next month.
So, what are the options? On the one hand, Daimler could kill the Maybach brand altogether. It was a notion ill conceived and even more poorly executed, taking an old platform and building a new flagship atop it. In that way, it was sort of like the Chrysler Crossfire, only far more costly to both the buyer and manufacturer. On the other hand, Daimler could opt for the long-time-coming proposition of contracting the production (and possibly much of the development) of a new generation of Maybachs to Aston Martin.
It's hard to not like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT. The all-aluminum coupe is fitted with a wonderful naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 delivering 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Not only does the burly combustion engine launch the two-seater to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds, but it does so with one of the world's greatest exhaust soundtracks as it roars, burbles and cackles down the road.
But what happens when Mercedes-Benz takes away the V8 and its accompanying fire-burning song? Stripped of one of its most appealing assets, does the SLS lose its soul?
Chris Harris recently had the opportunity to take the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive for a track spin in Europe. Sans gasoline, but with four electric motors providing a combined 740 horsepower (737 pound-feet of torque), all-electric all-wheel drive coupe uses sophisticated torque vectoring and a multi-mode operating system to put oversteer - drifting! - back into the equation. Fun? You bet. See for yourself, below.
The wheel ranks right up there with the telescope and four-slice toaster in the pantheon of inventions that have moved humankind forward. But what if a circle in three dimensions had never occurred to anyone, and we all had just moved on without it? Perhaps we'd be driving around in Lucas Motors Landspeeders with anti-gravity engines. Or maybe we'd have the same cars we do today, just without wheels.
That's the thought experiment that seems to have led French photographer Renaud Marion to create his six-image series called Air Drive. The shots depict cars throughout many eras of motoring that look normal except for one thing: they have no wheels. The models used include a Jaguar XK120, Cadillac DeVille (shown above), Chevrolet El Camino and Camaro, and Mercedes-Benz SL and 300 roadsters.
Perhaps one day when our future becomes our past, you'll be able to walk the street and see with your own eyes the rust and patina of age on our nation's fleet of floating cars. Until then, Monsieur Marion's photographs will have to do.