Îmi place să merg pe jos. Așa am descoperit cât de microbist este Bucureștiul și v-am povestit aici. Astăzi vă povestesc despre un Mercedes vechi, o minune de mașină, pe care am găsit-o parcată vis-a-vis de Palatul CEC.

Nume: Mercedes 280 SL

An fabricație: 1969

Producție: între 1967-1971

Număr de mașini fabricate: 23,885  (12,927 pentru SUA)

Și pentru că nu mă pricep la detalii tehnice, un proces de copy-paste ca să înțelegem mai bine despre ce este vorba:

The 280 SL has a 2778cc inline 6 cylinder engine (and if you read above carefully, you know why the model number is “280”.) The engine has a mechanical Bosch fuel injection system, a single overhead camshaft, and a cast alloy valve cover. A nice safety feature: if the brake fluid gets too low, a red light shows on the dashboard. To save weight, the moveable parts of the exterior: the doors, trunk lid (boot) and hood (bonnet), are all aluminum alloy.

The 280 SL was flexible in its choice of tops: a soft top, a removable hardtop, or both. A car could be ordered with only the removable hardtop and no soft top. If you guessed wrong about the weather and took a drive without the hardtop, you had no protection from the rain. This option was unofficially called the “Californian”. 113 cars were not available with a permanently attached hardtop.

We note that in the UK, the soft convertible top is called the “hood”. What we call the “hood” in the US is called the “bonnet” in the UK. This gets a little confusing when a US native reads a UK repair manual that says “remove the hood”, oops. It would be nice if we spoke the same language.

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În loc de încheiere, vă spun că Bucureștiul m-a făcut să zâmbesc și astăzi.