Suzy Love ❤️ is running nicely and conquers 3+1 Greek islands👌🏁

Part III. Since I became the next keeper of this lovely 1960 Mercedes-Benz R121.020 |190SL [a.k.a. Suzy Love ❤️], during November of 2018, I have gradually embarked on a multi step restoration process. For my Car Guys & Gals friends 👫 I post here the stories as they unfold in her current timeline. For the introductory post of this historic vehicle click here: https://byronriginos.com/2018/12/06/my-dancing-with-the-best-or-nothing , plus for the follow up post on the restoration project click here: https://byronriginos.com/2019/06/30/the-restoration-project-of-suzy-love/

The #190SL is ready to depart the workshop of #MercedesBenzClassic of Papapanagiotou Bros.

So from here on, we commence the story of Part III.

The Wolf Intake Whistle, has been acquired from the Hellenic Motor Museum, and wanted to install it in the 1290SL since many months!

After several telephone calls with my chief mechanic Nikos, to ensure that the car would be ready, being already in Kea island at our summer home, I asked my pal Spilios to accompany me in the early ferry to Lavrion and then via taxi to Athens to pick up the R121, on the Thursday of 8th August 2019. We would drive the car back to Lavrion in time to catch the afternoon ferry back to Kea. Well as all good plans get a little sidetracked, upon our early morning arrival [ca. 08:30] at the shop, there were as anticipated a number of details to take care of before declaring the car fit for the road, especially with her planned venture to many islands, I had to be extra careful in my scrutinizing process, among them to ensure the safety of the car and that the new accessory of the vacuum operated Wolf horn was working properly. Time became our enemy that hot Agust morning in Athens, but we managed to push off in the early afternoon. 112

With the top down we had to venture to Kifissia, at our son Dimitris OK Market in view of a longish restocking list issued by my beloved spouse Ivi. The highlight of the photo being the Wow 🤩 expression on the face of the passerby ‼️
Clip departing from the OK Maket!

See also here about Classic Mercedes-Benz cars : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Classic_Center

Mercedes-Benz GLK 300 4MATIC 2009-07-06 -WDC2049811F377895

The Mercedes-Benz VIN decoder will check your Mercedes VIN and show you full vehicle specification:
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2009 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK 300 4MATIC (204.981)

General Data/Vehicle Information

VIN: WDC2049811F377895

Model: GLK 300 4MATIC

Engine: 272948 31

Transmission: 285792 722964

Order Number: 0953530173

Order Location: GREECE

Interior: LEATHER COMBINATION – GRAY (708A)

Paint 1: CALCITE WHITE – STANDARD FINISH (650U)

Release Date: 2009-07-02

Delivery Date: 2009-07-06

Equipment/Code Description

213: SPEED-SENSITIVE POWER STEERING/VARIO STEERING

214:  OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS+MAINTENANCE BOOKLET – GREEK

220: PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)

249B: INTERIOR AND DRIVERS EXTERIOR MIRROR, AUTOMATICALLY DIMMING

255B: MB MOBILO WITH DSB AND GGD

269B: AIRBAGLABLE – GREEK/ENGLISH

280: NAPA LEATHER STEERING WHEEL AND LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB

294: KNEE AIRBAG

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My 1931 Ford Model A live on B.a.T. Auction

The Ford Model A was sold at U$D 26,250!

Bid for the chance to own a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #45,332.

FEspecially since Covid hit and everyone’s stuck at home and on the computer!!!

The 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe in a side view. Photo ©️Dimitris Mourtzis

This 1931 Ford Model A is a rumble seat roadster that is said to have been refurbished during previous ownership in Ohio before it was acquired by the seller and imported to Greece in June 2013. The car is finished in green with black fenders over brown upholstery, and power comes from a 201ci side-valve inline-efour mated to a three-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes dual taillights, turn signals, a rear-mounted trunk, a tan soft top, lap belts, a rearview mirror with an inset clock, a Brantz RetroTrip rally timer, klaxon, vacuum, and exhaust-driven horns, tempered glass wind wings, and a radiator stone guard. This Model A roadster is now offered in Nea Ionia, Greece, with a car cover, side curtains, literature, and FIVA A/3 documentation in the seller’s name.

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
The 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe in an aft quarter view. Photo ©️Dimitris Mourtzis

The car is said to have received bodywork during previous ownership before a repaint in its current green with lighter pinstriping and black fenders. Features include bumper-mounted turn signals dual taillights, a rear trunk, tempered glass wind wings, spare tire-mounted mirrors, an electric windshield wiper, cowl lamps, leather covers on the hood edges, a MotoMeter “flying quail” radiator cap, a chrome mesh grille cover, and a Sparton klaxon, a vacuum-operated Wolf horn, an exhaust gas-driven eight-flute horn. A 2013 video of the car being unloaded in Greece can be viewed here :

The Apocalypse Now moment with a lot of excitement and smells 👍

While an aerial footage of the car at a 2016 car show can be seen here:

A drone video from the “2016 11th Antiques & Flowers Show” with scenes of the FMA.
1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
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My 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé 997.1

A profile attempt follows: On May 7, 2004, Porsche announced that the new 911 generation will come in July as a 2005 model and will have two engine variants – the Carrera 3.6 and the Carrera S 3.8. The headlamps were round again, the body more curvaceous and the interior completely new. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) screen became standard, but the navigation module was an extra. The new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) was standard on the S version and optional for the base 911. Pressing the “sport” button made the PASM shock absorbers firmer. While the standard wheel size of the 996 Carrera was 17″ (although typically ordered with 18″), the 997 Carrera came with 18″ wheels (front 8″ with 235/40, rear 10″ with 265/40) and the 997 Carrera S with 19″ (front 8″ with 235/35, rear 11″ with 295/30). To improve active safety, the standard Porsche Stability Management (PSM) had two new functions: pre-filling the brake mechanism ensured more spontaneous deceleration when required, and the hydraulic brake power support helped to build up full brake pressure in emergencies.

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
The 911 Carrera Coupé model 997.1 of 2007.

The exterior is finished in Black Metallic and features a speed-activated rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, #288 Headlamp washers , #271 Driver side mirror aspherical, #071 EU country version, #098 Left-hand drive version and #402 18″ Carrera wheels.

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

The optional 18” Carrera wheels look great, with the Brembo brake calipers nicely visible and easier to clean through the large spoke openings. Also the extra wheel centers are fitted.

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
Wheel centers:
A Set of wheel centre caps with full- colour Porsche Crest are optionally fitted. The perfect finishing touch for the wheels of the 911!

About the 18-inch Carrera IV wheels if fitted with winter tires.
This five-spoke 18-inch Carrera IV wheel will charm you instantly, just like your Porsche. These wheels impress with their functional design and sporting elegance. With winter tyres they provide better traction in colder temperatures.

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
The Driver’s office! Features options #249 Tiptronic transmission, 5-speed, #432 Tiptronic buttons for steering wheel, #436 Grained leather steering wheel with triangular center design, #440 Windscreen antenna, #465 Rear fog-lamp, left, #476 PSM Porsche Stability Management, #490 Sound system A.S.K.,
#534 Alarm 433 MHz, #555 Black seat belts, #568 Windscreen without top-tint, #571 Activated charcoal filter, #573 Automatic air conditioning, #335 Rear seat belts, #369 2-way electrical basic seat, left and #370 2-way electrical basic seat, right.
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
The interior is trimmed in Beige leather with a matching dashboard, carpets, and door panels. Equipment includes the Power Seat Package as well as a Dynacom stereo head unit with navigation, Bluetooth, and a backup sensor with a beeper coming alive upon engaging reverse.

The three-spoke sport steering wheel frames a central 8k-rpm tachometer, a 200-mph speedometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and oil temperature. The digital odometer has only 45k miles.

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
The engine was serviced in June 2020.

The 3.6-liter flat-six features VarioCam Plus variable valve timing and was rated for 325 horsepower from the factory. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic (Tiptronic) transaxle.

Watch this short video about The 997 series as presented by Porsche