R129 (ideally 500SL) needed for mag photo shoot soon please!

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Hi all,
I write buying guides for the UK classic car magazines and my next subject is the R129. We need to photograph a good representative example in southern England next week (hopefully this week's snow will clear at the weekend!).
As the 500 was the most popular and most complex (apart from the AMGs!) it would make sense to photograph a 500. What is important is that the car is a bright colour that will photograph well if we get a dull day (red and blue are best - white is out because the opening pics are set against a white background, and silver doesn't really work either as it looks washed out on a white background!). We will come to you to photograph your car, and the shoot takes 2-3 hours (usually 10am to c12:30) - there will be a series of static shots and a couple of driving shots with you driving. The mag will provide a set of photos and copies of the issue when it's published, and will reimburse your petrol costs.
If you think you've got the car we're looking for, and you're located in central southern England, please drop me a line!
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Malcolm
 

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1. My car is Silver
2. Its in the south west of France.

Good luck with finding one - I'm sure there will be plenty of takers!
 

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Would also have liked to help, Tanzanite Blue, SL500 (129) in central south coast, but is currently hibernating and SORN as I suspect many will be at this time of the year.
Hope you find one and give them a good write up. Plenty of buying guides and good info on here.


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I think the SORN/Hibernation is likely to go onto the end of March now looking at the months weather forecast so a tough one,anyone who has a really good one and cares for it is likely to have this view.I know of some in the south midlands which might be do-able but again only if you pick the right day and person

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Thanks
 

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If he could pay for transporter costs no need to un-sorn etc.

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Thanks guys, good to see lots of enthusiasm for the cars on here even if we've not located a suitable one just yet. South Midlands is a possibility, so please don't hold back if you're slightly outside our ideal target area and yes, we are flexible on dates.
Ref the transporter suggestion, this isn't a studio photo shoot, it's a 'real world' buying guide shoot where we come to you and photograph your car in nice scenery including (as I said) photos of you driving it on the road, not sitting in it on a transporter ;-)
If everyone's car is off the road we can try dealers - though the only 500 I've spotted so far in a decent colour in our target area with low miles is currently both SORN and out of MoT, so unlikely to be a contender...
Please do spread the word, and mention it to anyone you know who might be interested - thanks!
 
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I think the SORN/Hibernation is likely to go onto the end of March now looking at the months weather forecast so a tough one,anyone who has a really good one and cares for it is likely to have this view.I know of some in the south midlands which might be do-able but again only if you pick the right day and person

If you want a link pm me

Thanks
Kirbs, I may be being very dim here, but I can't see where/how to pm you - I've been registered for two years but perhaps haven't used the forum enough in that time?!
Feel free to text me or call on 07711 901811 if it helps...
 

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Kirbs, I may be being very dim here, but I can't see where/how to pm you - I've been registered for two years but perhaps haven't used the forum enough in that time?!
Feel free to text me or call on 07711 901811 if it helps...

I think you need to have reached a certain number of posts before you can PM somebody. I don't know what that number is though.
 


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