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S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

ropo54

Well-known member
Thank you, Dave.

The owner of the 1957 MB was having his vehicle photographed before going to California for auction. I couldn't resist ogling and asking to take a few snaps, as I had had my S 007 with me. A couple more photos with the S 100 below.

Your MBenz looks to be in superb condition, as well.

A few years back, I'd restored a 1987 560 SL to immaculate condition (though not high end show-worthy by any means). A weekend driver for the most part. I'd occasionally drive it to my office, but the insanity of the traffic in south Florida always made me pause. To this day I regret having sold it. It was fully capable on today's roads, though worthy mechanics became harder to find. Despite parts becoming sparser, I still toy with the idea of finding another one.

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dave.gt

Well-known member
Wow, that is such a neat color in the environs you captured it in... complimentary colors to say the least, these are delicious images.

Yes, good mechanics are sparse. I do most maintenance work myself but the more difficult work is infrequent, so maintaining a driver is not hard to do on our severely restricted budget. Funny how once I get to know everything inside and out about a particular car, it becomes part of me. :) ...

Hey, post some images of your 560!!!:):):) days
 

dave.gt

Well-known member
Well, Dave, as long as you don't tell anyone . . . these were not taken with a Leica, nor taken with a medium format camera. :}View attachment 187157View attachment 187158
Wow, you weren't kidding, it looks like a new car complete with coco mats! The colors are perfectly coordinated and the car is amazing.

Although I have driven many before, I wish I had gotten an SL years ago but circumstances got in the way. Like so many other things, I still wish I had gotten one!

Thanks for sharing, it put a smile on my face this morning!:)
 

dave.gt

Well-known member
(Not yet) 'The Old Man and The Sea'

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The Old Man and the Sea....:) That is the first image of a future diptych some 50 years in the future. I can only imagine a second photo.

We made a triptych of our marriage from 1971 to 2021... different cameras, a large format for our wedding, and a Nikon F6 for the other two images. Perfect match in black and white.

It told our story, with only our hands as the motif in each one.

Thanks for sharing your personal joys with us.:)
 

dave.gt

Well-known member
Isolation and voluntary lockdowns in this horrible pandemic have long lasting consequences. The world has changed.

Normally, in September, we would be preparing for tours in the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Our motorcycle tours all the way up to Pennsylvania in years past are but a fond memory.:) Now, we travel only by car but overnight stays are impossible due to Covid.

So, I daydream and wonder how much we can accomplish on long daytrips.

Will we even see color like we last enjoyed in 2019?
Cades Cove Color by Leica S November 2019.jpeg

Or will we arrive too late?
Skeleton Tree in Field Cades Cove FINAL 8x12 November 2019.jpeg

Or, will we make it to the Great Smoky Mountains at all?

Uncertain times.

But, the Leica S006 will be my constant companion. We shall see what lies ahead.
 

lookbook

Well-known member
Wow, you weren't kidding, it looks like a new car complete with coco mats! The colors are perfectly coordinated and the car is amazing.

Although I have driven many before, I wish I had gotten an SL years ago but circumstances got in the way. Like so many other things, I still wish I had gotten one!

Thanks for sharing, it put a smile on my face this morning!
... if someone wants to see my "Smart", they don't have to ask me for long -.
the Smart is also from Mercedes and has an "S" in its name!*
:)

*unfortunately not photographed with an LS (Leica S)
 
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