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      05-28-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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Nothing whatsoever to do with BMW...

...but post worthy nonetheless. So I'm minding my own business, checking through my junk mail and see a flyer from my car dealer. They sell several brands, and the Imports group sells BMW and Mercedes (I previously bought a Merc there too). Anyway, they have the usual "come test drive one of these...[insert ho-hum car here] examples on the flyer. One of the cars listed was a Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren.

So, I says to the wife... "Wife (I call her that), we should ride down and look to see if they really have one of those". So we did. Went down today, so they were closed of course - and I knew if they did indeed have a McClaren it wouldn't be sitting outside. Had to stop and admire a couple of 2006 M3s they have on the lot first - then went over to the closed showroom and pressed my nose against the glass.

Separated by 1/4" plate glass, ten feet of floor, and white "don't even think about coming any closer" chain perimeter was the most amazing machine I've ever laid eyes on. There, in the flesh (so to speak) sits a silver MB SLR McClaren. After leaving several DNA samples on the glass... I vowed that I must return during business hours to behold this mighty beast in person!

I might just bring my camera with me....
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i'm sure they will let you test drive it!!!
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I doubt they will let me touch it!
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Yes,photos please.Do you want us to talk you out of getting the MB SLR McCLaren or what?
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Yes,photos please.Do you want us to talk you out of getting the MB SLR McCLaren or what?

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I'll only buy it if it also comes in a wagon for my wife!
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im awaiting mines...its on order.
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I've touched one three weeks ago .
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Sounds great! And ja, we need pictures.

The hotel I stayed at in my 2nd trip to Munich last week (as opposed to the trip to Munich the previous week) had multiple vintage BMWs on display throughout the lobby so each walk through the lobby was an opportunity to inspect them closely as well as an excuse to be late to some meetings.
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...but post worthy nonetheless. So I'm minding my own business, checking through my junk mail and see a flyer from my car dealer. They sell several brands, and the Imports group sells BMW and Mercedes (I previously bought a Merc there too). Anyway, they have the usual "come test drive one of these...[insert ho-hum car here] examples on the flyer. One of the cars listed was a Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren.

So, I says to the wife... "Wife (I call her that), we should ride down and look to see if they really have one of those". So we did. Went down today, so they were closed of course - and I knew if they did indeed have a McClaren it wouldn't be sitting outside. Had to stop and admire a couple of 2006 M3s they have on the lot first - then went over to the closed showroom and pressed my nose against the glass.

Separated by 1/4" plate glass, ten feet of floor, and white "don't even think about coming any closer" chain perimeter was the most amazing machine I've ever laid eyes on. There, in the flesh (so to speak) sits a silver MB SLR McClaren. After leaving several DNA samples on the glass... I vowed that I must return during business hours to behold this mighty beast in person!

I might just bring my camera with me....
The BMW/MB dealership where I got my car from had one about 3 months ago in the showroom for about a week. WOW! It is an incredible looking vehicle. A local guy won like $130 million in the Powerball drawing earlier in the year and ordered it. He let them show it off for a week before he picked it up. Same basic setup as you described, you couldn't get within 10 feet of it.
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That's probably the first thing I'd do if $130 million landed in my lap!
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That's probably the first thing I'd do if $130 million landed in my lap!
For me it'll have to be the Porsche Carrera GT,uh uh uhhhhhhh ohh baby.
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For me it'll have to be the Porsche Carrera GT,uh uh uhhhhhhh ohh baby.
I have to agree, the Carrera GT is a much nicer car, IMO. I have seen the SLR a couple of times in person and it has yet to visually impress me. Sure its an amazingly powerful and fast car, but the hood is just WAY too long and all of the fins and fan-like spokes of the wheels is just too gaudy for me.

If I won the lottery, would I buy one? NO!
If your MB dealer offered to let me test drive it? YES!!!
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