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Old 12-06-2004, 11:22 PM
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Found some old Benz's on a lot...

with some their friends from England.

There's a lot of old iron behind this fence. Can anyone guess correctly where I took this photo?
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:25 PM
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Not sure, but i'd trade for the nicer weather in those pics.
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:39 PM
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Double Bubble Coupe!

Don't know where that is but the red car is a Fiat Abarth Zagato 750GT. AKA Double Bubble Coupe. Cool little car! Had the pleasure of working on one a few years ago. Lots of wood under that skin!
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:58 PM
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Here's a better picture of the Double Bubble...
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'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:00 AM
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Could we guess?

Coventry?

This doesn't appear to be a "breaker's" (junkyard).

This must have been taken several months earlier.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:11 AM
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Quote:
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Coventry?
I wish I were there. I took these picture stateside last week. Lot's of MBs and Rolls.
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'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:27 AM
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Another guess

In that case I am going to guess Michigan, the picture taken in August or September. You were trying to confuse us with that :some friends from England" remark.

What sort of business was this? Surely not a junkyard.

Here in Miami, on NW 36th Street, just E of I-95, in a lot leased to BMW, a guy was collecting old Zimmers. There were about 20 of them on the lot. A Zimmer was a 1980's roadster, sort of a cross between an old Mercedes roadster and a Buick. The motor was Buick V-8, the wheels were wide 15 inchers and they were made in rather limited numbers. The spare tires were mounted on the fenders. There are usually some Zimmers on E-bay.

These were abused Zimmers. Several had been burned, all were in sorry shape. The numbers grew a bit after I saw them, then one day, they had all vanished.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:37 AM
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I'm guessing the pictures were taken at Foreman Auto. Am I right? What do I win?
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:48 AM
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Those where taken in Florida.
I will call tomorrow to squeeze the address from you.
You know I am weak; where Rolls-Royce is concerned.
I should guess the gold one is a 1965 Silver Shadow.
The Burgundy is a 1978 Silver Wraith 2.
You cruel person, no chassie numbers that I may look up spec with.

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Old 12-07-2004, 12:57 AM
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I'm guessing the pictures were taken at Foreman Auto. Am I right? What do I win?
We have a winner!

Knew this one would get your interest, whunter. And guess what, it's on Dixie Highway! (not a very nice neighborhood either)
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'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:26 AM
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We have a winner!

Knew this one would get your interest, whunter. And guess what, it's on Dixie Highway! (not a very nice neighborhood either)
The weather tempts me to call them for a job interview.
Just to escape the weather.
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Old 12-07-2004, 01:35 AM
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Got onto Dixie Highway in west Palm Beach and drove by this place. Had to turn around and stop by for some photos for you.

Palangi,

How did you know this place?
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'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
2004 Papillon (Oliver)
2005 Tzitzu (Griffon)
2009 Welsh Corgi (Buba)

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Old 12-07-2004, 01:40 AM
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Uhhh... OK, I confess, I parked my cursor over the thumbnails and read the filenames. Do I still win the prize??
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:33 AM
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Curses! I didn't know it was gonna do that!

Sorry, no prize now.
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'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
2004 Papillon (Oliver)
2005 Tzitzu (Griffon)
2009 Welsh Corgi (Buba)

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Old 12-07-2004, 10:47 AM
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There is a man in Catlettsburg, KY (Ashland, KY) that has several old 108,109, 115,116,123 body cars in various shape - from good to not running. There is at least one 350sl, an older body Benz (not sure what kind but from the 30's maybe?), a newer Mercedes motorhome, at least one Unimog. I don't know if this guy is selling these, parting them out, or just off his meds!
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