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Spotter Horse-Power UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Spotté à Atlanta (GA), United States of America
Date 07-04-2020 13:21

This will be my 1500th post here on AG. The car that I am using for this milestone is a 300 SL Gullwing on vintage New York tags. ( W16 23 ) 1955. I spotted this legend in the valet in front of the F&B Restaurant located off of Peachtree. As we approached the car the Gullwing doors were already up and the very lucky owner was getting ready to claim the car. We only had time for a handful of shots. When the car started up it really sounded fierce and powerful very much like a race car. In fact we could hear the car well out of view accelerating down the street. I have spotted a 300 SL before in Miami and that car did not sound like this one. In fact when I looked over these shots at home I noticed that she had no rear exhaust. The pipes were situated on the passenger side of the vehicle. I did do some research on the internet and found a few pics of a similar car with those same side exhaust tips. That car had decals that read La Carrera Panamericana from the Mexico Race. This car even had the extra lamps on the front nose. A big huge thanks to my Fiance who has been spotting with me religiously for the last two years.

Détails de la voiture

Vitesse de pointe 260 km/u
Accélération 0-100 km/u 8.80 s
Puissance 212 pk
Couple 275 Nm @ 4600 tpm
Poids 1293 kg

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    BELGIUM floflo001  -  à 13:24

    Congratulations with your 1500th spot! It's a beautiful car!

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    FRANCE Max.N_Photography  -  à 13:27

    Congrats! Awesome spot as always!

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    NETHERLANDS tk97  -  à 13:27

    Incredible spot and congrats on reaching 1500 spots

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    SPAIN ap.carspotter  -  à 14:11

    Congrats on 1500 spots with these very nice pics of this beautiful car!

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    ITALY Matte spots  -  à 14:34

    Wow what a beauty, congrats!

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    NETHERLANDS LucasH  -  à 14:39

    Epic find! Congrats on 1500 spots West.

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    UNITED KINGDOM Carlegends  -  à 14:46

    Spectacular spot mate! Congrats and I hope to see another 1500 spots from you in the future! :)

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    NETHERLANDS thomcarspotter  -  à 15:31

    Well West, you've done it again! A true unicorn spot, what an amazing piece of history right there! Man, this is a beauty! Congrats on the huge number, with every single one of your spots counting as topspot! Keep going, i love your work :) @Horse-Power

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    GERMANY LuxurySpottings  -  à 16:50

    Congratulations on your 1500th spot, this particular 300 SL looks really amazing in this color and specification :)! Nice find.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Jjrivero  -  à 17:23

    Congrats on your milestone and awesome find! Cool shots with the Gullwing doors open!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NCspotter  -  à 17:23

    Unbelievable find! I might have fainted if I saw this in person, lol. Congrats on 1,500 spots, that's simply a staggering number!

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    NETHERLANDS D&A Crew  -  à 20:56

    Amazing! Congratz

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    NETHERLANDS Bmw127  -  à 21:58

    Awesome spot! Congrats on the 1500 spots! :-)

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    NETHERLANDS tdv_photography  -  à 23:49

    Amazing spot! Congrats with 1500 spots!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPspotters  -  à 00:33

    Amazing!!! Congrats on #1,500. Amazing feat is that all 1,500 are true exotics. Ps. Looks like an HK-Engineering restoration project.

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    NETHERLANDS jasper1  -  à 07:21

    Very very cool! I like how you got 2 exhaust on the right side and none on the left haha looks kinda weird! What a special car to see and it fits perfectly as a milrstone spot, congrats!

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    NETHERLANDS Exclusieveautofotografie  -  à 08:31

    Amazing ! great car

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    FRANCE Picou²  -  à 18:57

    What a pure beauty ! Looking on one of your spots (especially the ones of old ladies) is always a kind of a gift you did to us imo. Thanks to you and your Fiance as well ! Road to 2k spots continue ! Have a nice day West.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Horse-Power  -  à 13:01

    Thank you for all of the great comments, floflo001, Max.N_Photography, Thomas, ap.carspotter, Matteo, Lucas, Noah, Thom, LuxurySpottings, Jonathan, Nick, D&A Crew, Bmw127, Thomas, Steven, Jasper, and Pierre for taking the time to comment. I really do appreciate you guys!

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    milano7489@yahoo.fr  -  à 09:07

    Amazing one of the best car never built for me.

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    HUNGARY PcArzenal  -  à 15:17

    Awesome capture here my friend!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Horse-Power  -  à 21:35

    Thank you very much milano7489@yahoo.fr, and PcArzenal for taking the time to comment.

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    UNITED KINGDOM Miles A.  -  à 14:42

    Stunning car and epic shots!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Horse-Power  -  à 12:40

    Thank you for taking the time to comment, Miles.

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    NETHERLANDS hardstyler  -  à 06:18

    Awesome way to celebrate this milestone! This 300SL is a bit weird thought. I don't like the half chrome delete. If you delete the chrome, ditch it all. Now the front is way to shiny in contrast with the rest of the car. A very big plus is the suitcase set. Brilliant!
    Superb find and photos!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Horse-Power  -  à 19:02

    Thank you for all of your recent messages on my posts, Jeffrey. I really do appreciate it, buddy. The thing that I admired the most about this 300SL era of cars, is that you could purchase this car from your local car dealership and then drive it straight to your local race track. Not just for fun but entered in a sanctioned car race, and then drive it straight home. For me it would of been a great thing to see a Ferrari 250 TR delivered to the dealership of Chinetti Motors in New York City in 1957 and then to see and hear it screaming through the streets of Manhattan. To spot this race inspired 300SL in 2020 was the next best thing for me. Thanks once again. @ hardstyler

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