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1980 Mercedes-Benz SL [R107]

1980 Mercedes-Benz SL [R107] in The Mist, Movie, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1980 Mercedes-Benz SL [R107]

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Comments about this vehicle

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carchasesfanatic ES

2008-05-24 22:42

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Poor it :/

Neon IT

2008-05-24 23:10

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W?

Ingo DE

2008-05-24 23:12

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107

Kooshmeister US

2008-05-25 11:10

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carchasesfanatic wrote Poor it :/


The car survived the production. They repaired it when they were done with it.

Skid US

2009-02-07 01:42

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I was just listening to the DVD commentary the other day. The director said that it was a car being repaired at a local body shop for a rearend collision, and they rented it from an owner on the condition that no further damage be done to it.

Due to a misunderstanding, they ended up inflicting further damage (such as the busted headlight and dents/scratches from the tree branches). They then had to pay up for the repairs to the vehicle.

Kooshmeister US

2009-02-07 03:19

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Did they mention the year? I recall they did but forget what it was.

-- Last edit: 2009-02-07 03:20:43

Skid US

2009-02-07 03:43

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In the movie dialogue they mention it's a 1980, but I don't know about the car actually used. It looks right.

In the novella, the car was a dark blue 1960 Thunderbird.

ingo DE

2010-01-15 11:25

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@rljuna2: the foglamps are made by Bosch. ;) To identify by the frame with the two screws left and right.

rjluna2 US

2010-01-15 13:58

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For the foglamps, ingo, was it factory installed or aftermarket?

ingo DE

2010-01-15 14:33

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Both.

They were used by many brands, Mercdes, VW, Audi, Opel, etc. in the running production as "original" parts (they never have produced lamps by their own), but you could buy them as aftermarket-kits, too.

P.S. So the 100% identical lamp-kits were available in a VW-box at a VW-dealer and in a Bosch-box at a Bosch-dealer.

One little extra was indeed "original VW": only at VW-dealers you could get the lamp-lenses with a VW-logo in the middle. ;)

-- Last edit: 2010-01-15 14:36:27

rjluna2 US

2010-01-15 15:05

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I do know what you mean, ingo. I have seen accessory catalog from various car maker that it can be dealer installed or do it yourself kit installation...

I even ordered SAAB books from the SAAB accessory catalog :D

ingo DE

2010-01-15 17:04

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Sooner or later, you will have the possibility to pick up tons of Saab-related stuff, literature, PR-goodies and so on, from the dealers, which will be closing down, too. I think, the garbage-containers behind Saab-dealers all around the world are already ordered and ready to be filled up.

No kidding, it will not be different, that it had happen in the past, when car-brands disappeared or contract-dealers were thrown out by the companies.

DM-491 US

2012-12-06 01:24

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That's a nice pine. Looks like a white pine, maybe a red.

dsl SX

2012-12-06 02:13

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DM-491 wrote That's a nice pine.

Tree-mendous info. Probably the same model as /vehicle_554741-Chrysler-Valiant-AP6-1965.html ??

chicomarx BE

2012-12-06 02:36

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Agreed this is Pinus Strobus, North American species. The other one is a fir, Dave. [:rolleyes]

Neptune US

2012-12-06 02:41

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Pines are notorious for being the first to go in a hurricane, even a relatively weak hurricane. Their roots are feeble and don’t secure themselves well in the dirt.

chicomarx BE

2012-12-06 02:58

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That can't be accurate, shallow roots would mean they don't require much water and they do, but they have no capacity to bend, that's why they break first.

dsl SX

2012-12-06 03:07

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chicomarx wrote The other one is a fir, Dave.

At least it's not a Leylandii [Image: smiley-taunt014.gif]

jettalover US

2012-12-06 03:07

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The damage the movie crew did was much less than was already there, and the studio paid for needed repairs, so the car's owner shouldn't have been too flustered.

Neptune US

2012-12-06 03:08

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I'll go with that, I’m not a tree expert. :D I was always told they have poor root structure.

ingo DE

2012-12-20 13:43

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Neptune wrote I was always told they have poor root structure.


This is indeed correct. Conifers are shallow-rooted trees, while leaf-trees are tap-rooting plants. This is the reason, why conifers cannot stand storms that good. And their wood is lighter, which means, that it burns much faster, when you use it for the fireplace.
And the resin of conifers is annoying. It soils your clothes and the interior of the fireplace, too.
But you can use resn for becoming rich. Pick it and store it under pressure, so you will get amber. O.k., you have to wait a bit for that result :p


-- Last edit: 2012-12-20 13:47:50

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