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    Hey Tom!

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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    Is it me you tempt? Seems like a quarter of the members are Toms. Anyway, I am tempted although I don't know if I'll go to Ontario. It is below Hagerty's "fair" condition valuation as I assume the price is Canadian. It looks like it might be better than fair too, that is if corrosion hasn't taken hold and too bad it's got that sunroof. Those turn out to be a good sources of rot.
    A buddy of mine had one like it back in the early 60's. Quirky yet quite comfortable as I recall, with a real clackity, clack smelly diesel. Lots to like.
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Was actually thinking Tom Nutmag Tom but, temptation is temptation I suppose.
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Thanks for the link. It's not a 1957, more like 1960. But it seems in halfway decent condition.

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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Tom,

    Are you ever going to post those pictures of the
    Mercedes diesel trip (Press photos)?
    Just Remember.......
    NOBODY ever says "COOL PRIUS!"

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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Hi Doug - I didn't realize you were waiting for the photos to be posted. I'll look into that.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Well Tom M - how about a New Years resolution project?

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ationFlag=true
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    J-P - my resolution has always been ... never get interested in something for sale that's still on the delivery flat bed, especially with no description and only exterior photos.

    Might be a nice boat anchor.

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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Thanks for the link. It's not a 1957, more like 1960. But it seems in halfway decent condition.

    TM
    59?

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ationFlag=true
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    JP - that one has the correct steering wheel for a '59. But there are no other photos showing interior, exterior, or engine area, so who knows. And he adds "alloy wheels"! Man, talk about a turnoff, unless you're looking to build a rat rod.

    From the dash emblem, I'm thinking it's a 180D, not a 190D.

    ack - who knows if the guy even owns the car. Note his precise and explicit wording: "vintage original Mercedes Benz 190 D model 1959 100 % original in storage for 53 years engine is original also same as it was in 1959 very rare peace very"

    eek

    (But if someone actually inspected the car in person, it could turn out to be a very good price for a bit of history.)

    Edit: it may even not be a diesel. I don't see the dash glow plug indicator ("salt shaker"), tho' it could be hidden by the vertical frame of the draftless ventilator.
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Wow - that was fast. Kijiji: car is no longer available.

    JP - congrats on buying your first Mercedes diesel!

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    Re: Hey Tom!

    I missed out on seeing this one, I did however see this 68 when I clicked the last link JP provided.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ationFlag=true
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    I missed out on seeing this one, I did however see this 68 when I clicked the last link JP provided.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ationFlag=true
    there was one of those parked in a lot just down the street. was there for at least 6 months and took literally every bit of willpower I possessed not to go in!

    No Pontons in my driveway - SWMBO would kill me! (actually I would kill myself) Which is not to say I wouldn't want one - though there are other cars higher on the list. - but, need to get my existing projects done first. (though I might eat those words
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    Re: Hey Tom!

    My dad owned a 68 diesel for a few years when I was a kid, I really enjoyed that car and would happily buy one if I ran across one.
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