Tag Archives: Mercedes

F1 Uncut

12 Feb

Saw this on several other blogs, but worthy of posting…it will make you laugh if you’re aware of what this season has in store

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Legends of the Euro Motorway

23 Sep

Some pics of the cars on display. Some rare machines inside!

The event was pretty much organized by marque. It’s a huge propery so enty of room to walk around and get a food look at the cars. Great place for an event.

Pair of 500E’s. A true sleeper.

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Big 6.3 liter V8 in an otherwise stately looking sedan.

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Colorful cars and characters!

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Executive suite

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Onto the Porsche’s

This first one is a very rare car. 911 ClubSport in a gorgeous dark blue. Only 5k original miles.

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Right next to it was one of the few RS America’s on display. Another rare version of the venerable 911. A factory lightweight intended to go racing.

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80’s Baby

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A real rare treat: genuine 2.7RS

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Couple spots away was this stripped out 911 that was labelled as a prototype. Will have to do some digging on what it is as I’m not quite sure

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A few spots away was this 911 Sport Classic. With more than a few styling nods to the 2.7RS

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911 Speedster

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The lone 928 at the event. This one is an ’87 S4. Still a head turner

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968 was the only one of its kind there as well. This came in between the 944 and the Boxster in Porshe’s entry level lineup. Short lived run but a great looking car

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911 GT2 – future classic

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Original Turbo

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Early 911 Turbo

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Beautiful 911S

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Only a handful of Astons and the one McClaren from a dealership.

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Next up were the BMW’s

Seems the E30 is a very popular platform even today. And values keep going north. Many have 6 cylinder swaps from later M’s, some retained the original 4 banger.

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Wish I could have gotten a good shot of the car this seat belongs to. It was stunning with bright red paint, S54 swap, and the ubiquitous LM’s

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The first M5. Boxy but sexy

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Later M5…another iconic vehicle

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This very purple-ey 320i (or was it a 2002?) had an M swap

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A few cars were away from the rest of their group for some reason.

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Levity

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I wish the import guys could organize something similar out here instead of the obnoxious club music, import ehem-“model”, gaudy = trophy affairs that usually are out on this coast.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

22 Sep

Not sure what it is about those big body Benz’s, but these have always looked good to me. This one in particular could easily have made an appearance in a Miami Vice episode back in the day. Love the blacked out trim, but non tinted windows.

System Forged + E92 M3

11 Jul

A gorgeous combo! This particular setup is 20×9 and 20×11 System Forged Mesh 10-1. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for all your System Forged custom wheel packages, no matter what car you’ve got! From Audi to BMW, to Nissan to Porsche, if you dream it, it can be built. Special deals for the entire month of July!

From the WTF Department…….

20 Dec

Up for sale is this 24k gold equipped Mclaren SLR. $10.9 Million asking price. Who knew Erebuni had an SLR kit in production?

Taste truly is subjective I guess

Nightmare

6 Dec

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I know it’s been posted all over, but this was some detailed footage. Sometimes it pays to just stay home instead of going to the meet

Stop It!

13 Nov

AP Racing has been around for decades now, producing top quality brake components for every conceivable form of motorsport.

Since we’re an AP dealer, what better way to show their wares, by featuring them on a customer car. Shown installed on our customers 2004 STi

Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for all your AP Racing needs. From replacement disks, calipers, pads, to full big brake kits for your car or SUV, no matter what the application, we’re here to help

One More Day at the Spa

26 Aug

Figured you guys would like this too.

From my own personal favorite era of road racing – the Group C era. One of these days I’ll do a compilation outlining some of the technology used in this phase of motorsport. It was essentially where modern technology that we would recognize today converged with the wild west mentality of motor racing in the 50’s and 60’s. The cars were insanely powerful (800+hp), extremely lightweight (1760 lbs minimum weight)blazingly fast (240+ mph), and threading the needle between sane and safe.

Pebble Beach 2011 – The Quail

20 Aug

Every year in August, the who’s who and what’s what in the collector car scene converge in Pebble Beach, CA. The mission for man and machine is simple – to see and be seen. I’ve never been lucky enough to go, but hope to one of these years. In the meantime, here is further reminder that even though the world economy is still in a tailspin, the upper class still know how to show off in all the right ways. It’s amazing to me how 40-50 years on, some of the cars look so beautiful. Timeless design never goes out of style. Makes me wonder 2 things. First, what must it have been like for a young gearhead in their teens to see their first 250GT, or 911, or SL? And second, what cars of today will retain that iconic class 50-60 years from now? Modern classics are harder to define in many ways, as they are built in far greater numbers than some of the cars shown here.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

3 Aug

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Road Presence

25 Apr

Uh…yeah, just a wee bit! For sale over at Bingo Sports. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

The CLK GTR. One of AMG/Mercedes most amazing creations. This car was designed and built for one purpose – to race. The car was homologized for road use in extremely limited #’s (25 total), and it dominated the FIA GT Championship. I’m sure alot of you guys have seen the infamous videos of the race going versions flipping at LeMans in ’99 (twice!). Here was one of the crashes

And a neat mini-documentary on the development of this amazing machine

Part 1

Part 2