Sensible family daily wagon - Mercedes Benz S211 E500

Sensible family daily wagon - Mercedes Benz S211 E500

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300sl-24

123 posts

52 months

Thursday 17th September
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Ha Ha I forgot about that photo!

snoopy25

1,130 posts

78 months

Sunday 27th September
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Absolutely love this thread! Hell I don't even own a Mercedes just a 2009 Megane Coupe 1.6!! Butthis thread has really got under my skin in such a good way!

Very well written and some of the pictures are amazing!

bolidemichael

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3,461 posts

159 months

Wednesday 30th September
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Thanks Snoopy, it's very gratifying to feel the love as I subject myself to many miles on the road and pounds spent at the local indy on this cheap entry but expensive maintenance behemoth! To me, it's cooler that the E55 as it'll cover A to B just as quickly, but is more low key and rare.

bolidemichael

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3,461 posts

159 months

Wednesday 30th September
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October came about and it was time for another Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage. Once year ago and the latest event due for 4th October 2020 has been cancelled due to covid.






































































bolidemichael

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3,461 posts

159 months

Wednesday 30th September
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I was fortunate, as the next weekend was an event organised by the regional group in the MB Club; they had organised a talk at the Bugatti Trust, after breakfast in the clubhouse of the Prescott Hill Climb. This is a wonderful destination throughout the year in a very nice part of England. On this particular morning, it was damp and overcast - a perfect Sunday morning to leave at 6am from SW London and listen to the F1 at Suzuka; by the time I turned off the M40, the A roads were greasy a perfect for a swift drive on empty roads, feeling the car squirming underneath me.

Breakfast was generous; a Porsche owners/aficionados' club was also meeting there - these two examples had clearly been lovingly waxed, as evidenced by the beading. Hell, they may have even been detailed and coated with ceramic.









The late Jean Bugatti, tragically killed as he was testing a race car on a public road by avoiding a cyclist that had ignored the pleas of an assistant not to enter the 'closed' road. Jean Bugatti was banned from racing by his father, Ettore. He was a design genius, however, and history would have taken a different turn had it not been for his premature demise.



I spotted a nice pair of Bristols in the car park



and a filthy Magnus amongst the other Mercs



this owner of the SL is more fastidious than almost any owner I have ever met. He has maintained a meticulous and comprehensive log of running costs since the day of purchase from new.


tobinen

6,764 posts

103 months

Thursday 1st October
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Very good BM. Lots of nice cars about

bolidemichael

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3,461 posts

159 months

Thursday 1st October
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In planning for the winter, I used the load capacity of the S211 to cart a number of alloys to my tyre Man - four of them were my rather tired alloys, sourced and fitted two years previously in Folkestone when ridding myself of the tragic pattern 19" alloys that came with the car. They had been supplied as having been refurbished, but having moved from a beater V70, I had absolutely no care for the alloys at all. The remaining alloys belonged to Mrs Bolide's A2 - four of them ground to hell from very prominent flagstone kerbs outside the schools and another two that I had purchased, as I suspected that her two front alloys may have been distorted, given the low profile of tyres as standard and the aggressive speed bumps that we have in Merton. We were continually nursing the air pressure, despite no evident punctures...





It's fair to say that it's a decent load space for a low slung estate.