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Old 08-12-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Spotted: Mercedes SLR McLaren

It`s like a elusive rare animal to me, like some mythical beast. I saw it a couple months ago in exactly the same way as today. Only today it had the top down. I was coming back from Whistler in the afrternoon when I saw the unfamiliar grille in my rearview mirror. I was trying to make out what it was as it blew past me in the inside lane- all black and shiney.

Same as last time, when I realized what it was I tried to catch up to gaze upon it. But everytime I got close, he opened it up and I might as well have been standing still. Both times he exited around Horseshoe bay.

Anyone else seen it..
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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It`s like a elusive rare animal to me, like some mythical beast. I saw it a couple months ago in exactly the same way as today. Only today it had the top down. I was coming back from Whistler in the afrternoon when I saw the unfamiliar grille in my rearview mirror. I was trying to make out what it was as it blew past me in the inside lane- all black and shiney.

Same as last time, when I realized what it was I tried to catch up to gaze upon it. But everytime I got close, he opened it up and I might as well have been standing still. Both times he exited around Horseshoe bay.

Anyone else seen it..
I swear to god I saw a black one in the customer parking lot of the head office McDonalds on Willingdon.

On a side note, I heard there's a Lexus LFA in town. Anyone seen it?
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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I see an all black one around Granville and Broadway regularly. Very nice car.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:30 AM   #4
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there is something call the spotted thread...I have seen different colors numerous times in DT
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:39 AM   #5
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there is something call the spotted thread...I have seen different colors numerous times in DT

oops i thought that thread was for Subarus. My bad.

But on a side note, is it like $500,000.00 dollars
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:53 AM   #6
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I've seen the same one.

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:56 AM   #7
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don't tell me u are saying there is one in the M-benz showroom Elwin lols

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:07 AM   #8
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ah yes, the SLR is pretty sick. i got to sit in Kyle Washingtons SLR at the benz dealer in north van, before he took delivery! that was a few years ago now. have you seen SR's flat black SLR 722?

on a side note: justine and i spotted a Bugatti Veyron cruising through stanley park. if you dig through the spotted thread i posted pics a while back. we followed it up taylor way and onto the highway. made the LP640 infront of it look like junk hahaha.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:37 AM   #9
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if it's an older white dude, then thats the owner of HallMark Poultry he just bought it last year. the guys at my work at the shipping office were talking about it last year. guess he sell's lots of chicken's for his Mclaren
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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I've seen quite a few, maybe because I live near Rolls, Bentley, Aston, Weissach etc...but I see a lot of doap cars and the SLR doesn't seem all that uncommon.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #11
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Several weeks ago (Thursday, July 22nd) I was driving behind, what I could have sworn was, a red Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the East end of Broadway in Burnaby. It had Alberta plates.
But I just checked Wikipedia, and I'm not sure if it's even on sale yet - at least not in North America.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:57 AM   #12
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Not a big deal at all. I've seen a black roadster SLR with an "L" on the back.

Vancouver's full of $$. Three of the first Carrera GTs were sold here, even before they were showing up in places like Beverly Hills.

One of the guys who got in on the first batch of GTRs from me had 8 cars. He swapped the GTR for a GT2 before even getting through the break-in period. Very little of the high-end stuff goes to anyone who deserves/appreciates it.



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Several weeks ago (Thursday, July 22nd) I was driving behind, what I could have sworn was, a red Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the East end of Broadway in Burnaby. It had Alberta plates.
But I just checked Wikipedia, and I'm not sure if it's even on sale yet - at least not in North America.
There's been at least six sold here in Victoria.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:27 AM   #13
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There's been at least six sold here in Victoria.
Once again, Wikipedia is not to be trusted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SLS_AMG
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Sales will begin in mid-2010 in Europe ... and in the United States in mid-2011...
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #14
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if it's an older white dude, then thats the owner of HallMark Poultry he just bought it last year. the guys at my work at the shipping office were talking about it last year. guess he sell's lots of chicken's for his Mclaren
it's not hallmark poultry. It's sunrise poultry. Actually i don't know if the owner of hallmark has an SLR... but i know the owner of sunrise does.he is my uncle...

planning on going for a ride in the SLR this summer sometime.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #15
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This one is not as "common".
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #16
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Several weeks ago (Thursday, July 22nd) I was driving behind, what I could have sworn was, a red Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the East end of Broadway in Burnaby. It had Alberta plates.
But I just checked Wikipedia, and I'm not sure if it's even on sale yet - at least not in North America.
I saw one at Thurlow/Alberni a few nights ago parked right outside the Shangri-La hotel. Some young asian girl got out of the car. Can't remember if it had Alberta plates though.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #17
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Here;s the confusion. He posted SLR, when he meant to post SLS. The SLS IS very uncommon at this point where as the SLR is reasonably common in comparison.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #18
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Here;s the confusion. He posted SLR, when he meant to post SLS. The SLS IS very uncommon at this point where as the SLR is reasonably common in comparison.
No he meant SLR. He said "top down" which would be hard to do with the SLS AMG and its gullwing doors, no?
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #19
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Ohh...nm, tylerham posted about an SLS, I was looking at the Wiki link thinking it was the OP.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:59 AM   #20
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Ya, it was an SLR that I saw. I guess I was surprised at how sexy it was in person, the photos and TV don't seem to do it justice compared to 'live.'
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:35 AM   #21
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Ya, it was an SLR that I saw. I guess I was surprised at how sexy it was in person, the photos and TV don't seem to do it justice compared to 'live.'
For sure! The SLR has an amazing presence in person and looks a lot more imposing compared to the pics.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:58 AM   #22
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Not a big deal at all. I've seen a black roadster SLR with an "L" on the back.

Vancouver's full of $$. Three of the first Carrera GTs were sold here, even before they were showing up in places like Beverly Hills.

One of the guys who got in on the first batch of GTRs from me had 8 cars. He swapped the GTR for a GT2 before even getting through the break-in period. Very little of the high-end stuff goes to anyone who deserves/appreciates it.





There's been at least six sold here in Victoria.
this is true Vancouver is full of richness, i belive someone told me 6 of the new Lexus LFA will be showing up in Van soon can wait to spot one of those D/T
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:57 PM   #23
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if it's an older white dude, then thats the owner of HallMark Poultry he just bought it last year. the guys at my work at the shipping office were talking about it last year. guess he sell's lots of chicken's for his Mclaren
I know him and it's Sunrise not hallmark haha. I've got pictures sitting in his 722s. dark forest green baby
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Saw one up here in kelowna on a trailer with a messed up front end last summer



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Saw a SLS here in Richmond going up to Oak St bridge. Looks like a large SLK.
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