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Bad Day! Mechanic Crashes €830.000 Merc 300SL.  
User currently offlineTheSultanOfWing From El Salvador, joined Dec 2012, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

http://blog.thesupercarkids.com/mech...-crashes-mercedes-300-sl-gullwing/

Oops! €650,000 worth of damage!

I guess this mechanic has got some explaining to do.....an other article stated he was speeding!


I feel like the A318 at times: I am probably worth more parted out than as a whole.
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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Kinda looks like one of my '72 Panteras I flipped on Southfiield Road up in Dearborn, MI years ago (except my windshield header was down a lot closer to the cowl). Didn't get a scratch on me. Insurance totaled the vehicle and damn if I didn't see it restored years after that shunt at the Woodward Cruise. Point is, a healthy checkbook can fix anything I guess. 650,000 punds is a lot of beer money.

But, out of curiousity I searched the value of this car after linking the article and was amazed that the pricing goes from 2 million to 4.62 million dollars US here in the states. I had no idea. When I was going to Art Center in L.A., my landlady was dating a jerk who had one. He treated it like a beater. It had not one body panel that didn't need some kind of repair. regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8838 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Oh god no...



Any mechanic worth his salt who did this would be considering whether to eat a bullet. What was he thinking????



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
Any mechanic worth his salt who did this would be considering whether to eat a bullet. What was he thinking????

Not much, probably – and he likely didn't remember that there is a huge gap between the road handling of a modern performance car at higher speeds and such an old timer.

Quite a shame.


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
What was he thinking????

I know what he's thinking now: "How am I going to make a living?"



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Is that an after-market airbag in the drivers side window? Assuming the original didn't have one. Or maybe that's not an airbag? Just looks like one...

User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 1):
Point is, a healthy checkbook can fix anything I guess. 650,000 punds is a lot of beer money.

A car of that value, especially considering the condition of the classic car market as a whole, will surely be repaired one way or another.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Quote:
Apparently the owner was very calm and collective about the whole situation

Fair play to him. If it had been mine, I would have died of a heart attack...

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
Oh god no...

My words exactly when I saw the picture. For any car lover, a Gullwing in that state is a horrible view.



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 5):
Is that an after-market airbag in the drivers side window?

Perhaps that's what the mechanic went out to test...


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 4):
I know what he's thinking now: "How am I going to make a living?"

By using the time honored phrase "Er, I found it like that"  



Posting without Knowledge is simply Tolerated Vandalism... We are the Vandals.
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8226 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 7):
If it had been mine, I would have died of a heart attack...

Or the mechanic would have died of suffocation after his testicles were stuffed down his throat . . .   


User currently offlineTheSultanOfWing From El Salvador, joined Dec 2012, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 10):

Or the mechanic would have died of suffocation after his testicles were stuffed down his throat . . .

I guess he had big balls while he was speeding!
That must have hurt!

I wonder if somebody has more info on this, did the guy get sacked; or is he working on the restoration project himself.....without any wages? Curious! Surely, him or his company were not insured for things like this!?



I feel like the A318 at times: I am probably worth more parted out than as a whole.
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Mr Beans F1 cost nearly 1 million pounds to fix. I'm sure this SL will be resurrected, I guess the mechanic didn't read the book where it said the 300 SL has truly evil handling due to its decidedly dodgy swing arm rear suspension.

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 1):

But, out of curiousity I searched the value of this car after linking the article and was amazed that the pricing goes from 2 million to 4.62 million dollars US here in the states.

The higher price would be for one of the aluminium bodied coupés.


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