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    Re: OH My!

    Now *that*, ladies and gentlemen, is an automobile.

    Good heavens, so many positive aspects to that car, and it'll probably go for over $200K. Original, well preserved, toolkits, engine bay and undercarriage clean, upholstery apparently original but in good condition. Even an Austrian motor club badge.

    Wow.

    Mickey, please buy that and ship it to me in Connecticut. I'll pay you back. (very very slowly ...)
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    Re: OH My!

    Built when a Mercedes was a Mercedes. Today? Just another car. Look up that Australian guy who demolishes Mercedes on YouTube. Forgot his name.

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    Re: OH My!

    Holy Moly!
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    Re: OH My!

    What a beauty... and currently yours for $250K!
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    Re: OH My!

    6.5 hours to go, and bidding is at $300k. Better hurry - get your bid in!
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    Re: OH My!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    6.5 hours to go, and bidding is at $300k. Better hurry - get your bid in!
    AUCTION RESULTS: High Bid USD $401,000 (Reserve Not Met)

    eek
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    Re: OH My!

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    AUCTION RESULTS: High Bid USD $401,000 (Reserve Not Met)

    eek
    Reserve was $401,000.99
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    Re: OH My!

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Reserve was $401,000.99
    Darn - I missed it by only 99 cents.
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    Re: OH My!

    I’ll send you a buck and even keep it in my garage
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    Re: OH My!

    Seriously I know it’s a whole different world we are peering at here but I would be terrified to
    ever drive such a thing . Essentially at 400k it is a mobile work of art. Put another 100k into it and trailer to Pebble. I am not dissing those folks but really enjoy a car I can drive and not worry if it gets a scratch.
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    Re: OH My!

    Simply gorgeous!

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    Re: OH My!

    JP, if I had that kind of money to spend on a car, I'd have enough money to not worry about a scratch. I'd definitely drive it.
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    Re: OH My!

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    JP, if I had that kind of money to spend on a car, I'd have enough money to not worry about a scratch. I'd definitely drive it.
    i guess -
    good point though I can’t even imagine it, and frankly have always felt philosophically that if I had 400k with nothing to do I might find a more philanthropic use for it - but then I’ll never have that kind of money so no need to worry
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    Re: OH My!

    You and me both JP. I think I'd rather have an XK120 over this MB anyway.
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    Re: OH My!

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    You and me both JP. I think I'd rather have an XK120 over this MB anyway.
    lots of choices at that price point that's for sure
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    Re: OH My!

    They state it has the Bosch injection system "...contemporary to the 300SL of the day." Didn't know that.

    They must have switched from der Kugelfischer injection between '55 and '57. The '55 Gullwing we restored had the Kugelfischer unit. A '59 Cabriolet we did had the Bosch, I just assumed the Bosch units were more an economic decision on the "normal" Benz of the time. <shrug>
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