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Old 09-09-2013, 07:01 PM
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John Lennon's 300TD......

Quick everyone rush for your spare change jar the ultimate wagon!

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:23 PM
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Scam going on there. Hatch says 'Turbo diesel'. 79's weren't turbo'd. Wheels aren't right for a 79 either.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:51 PM
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Scam going on there. Hatch says 'Turbo diesel'. 79's weren't turbo'd. Wheels aren't right for a 79 either.
Here's a good article about it.....it was ordered with a turbo diesel engine....

Old Car Memories - John Lennon's 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:00 PM
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I'm still skeptical. I'd want to the see the build sheet. Was a turbo head with sls pump available in 79? The fact that the interior changed color in the meantime is also suspicious. Shouldn't have an EGR on a 79 turbo engine. Are there pictures of the engine compartment?
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:34 PM
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I find it odd, that the only pics in the ebay auction are the same ones as in the article...
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:55 PM
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Same here. I'd think you would have tons of pictures... at least one of the interior!

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:08 PM
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Evergreen. This thing made the rounds back in, I'll say 2005-2006 when I was on one of the mbz.org lists. Generated a lot of discussion and argument. I see in the description they claim it has been at that 'museum' since about then.

Next will be Janis Joplin's TD. Wait for it....

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Old 09-10-2013, 06:46 AM
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It does look nice.....are the wheels 15"? They look a bit different.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:35 AM
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I did some searching and could not find a single period photo online of him riding in/being around the car....seems suspicious. For someone with his level of fame, there'd be piles of pictures from the year he was riding around in that car....and yet in a search the only pictures that appear are the suspicious ones from that article. I also highly doubt anyone would change the color of the car to beige from his unique green.
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According to the Russian VIN site it is a...

...John Lemmon



Just stick WDB in front of the VIN given in the advert and you get a hit.

NON TURBO OM617.912


May be this was owned by a guy who married Yoko Homo?
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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I thought that story seemed very unlikely.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:33 AM
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If he had owned a 300TD there'd be 50,000 pictures of it taking place in 1979.

From what I found, he owned two MB's in his life, a 600 Pullman (makes much more sense) and a 230SL
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:48 AM
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Scam going on there. Hatch says 'Turbo diesel'. 79's weren't turbo'd. Wheels aren't right for a 79 either.
Would be interesting to actually see pictures of the engine.'Turbodiesel' on the hatch proves nothing.
My '84 Euro TD says 'turbodiesel', but it's not. A PO replaced the hatch.

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I agree but the cocked up story about him special ordering a turbo'd engine makes me suspect there is a turbo under that hood. What's the deal with no chrome strips on the roof for the rack?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:57 AM
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I imagine the interior of the car's been gone over with a fine tooth comb to find anything John may have inadvertently left in there (guitar pick, roach? :-)

I find it odd indeed that the distinctive original paint would have been painted over with a different color...

Oh well, it's still just another car, isn't it, no matter who sat in the back seat?...

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