Mercedes Benz SL 600 AMG

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Vehicle: Mercedes Benz SL 600 AMG 1996

Owner: Alastair Reekie

From: Invercargill

When and why did you buy it? I bought it in Auckland and drove it all the way to Invercargill

What is the vehicle’s history? I bought it from an airline pilot in Auckland. He worked for Cathay Pacific Airways.

Have you altered it in any way? No

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? The Devil’s Staircase on the way to Queenstown, providing there is little oncoming traffic

What’s it like to drive? Beautiful. It loops along and the hills don’t seem to bother it. It could be a bit lethal in the rain. It is a bit noisy and thirsty

What’s it worth? It’s not worth a huge amount and hasn’t really cost me anything other than two tyres

Top speed? Way in excess of what you are allowed to do

Worst driving experience? No bad experiences

What other vehicles of note have you owned? 1954 Jaguar, XK 140 MC, Shelby Cobra GT 500

Best music to drive to? Meatloaf or country

Describe your driving style: Relaxed with bursts of speed

Do you belong to any clubs? Foveaux Ford A Restorers Club

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