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Old 06-01-2014, 03:56 PM
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Stolen 240D in Seattle

Hey all;

For all forum members in the Seattle area. I just had my beloved 1981 cream-colored 240D stolen last night. It was parked in front of my house in the north Seattle area. If you see one with license plate number 289XDU around town, please call the police or me. Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
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That`s a Bummer. I just posted this over on the BW Forum also. Can`t have too Many Eye Balls on the look out.

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:43 PM
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Thanks Charlie. I have my fingers crossed.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:47 PM
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You're not by any chance friends with anyone mentioned in this thread are you?

STOLEN 1981 240d Seattle

The general feeling was that no one would steal a 240D
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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Nope, sounds similar though. The cop said people just leap frog with different stolen vehicles. Grab one, drive where he needs to go, ditch it, then steal another. I'm hopeful it turns up like in that other guy's thread.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:01 PM
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Might be a bit slow getting this info out, this being the weekend and people doing family stuff. Things should pick up this evening and during the week.

With the Steering lock working and the wheels turned, seems like it would be a problem to take one. Could be someone with a Tow Rig snatched it?

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1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:08 PM
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Hey all;

For all forum members in the Seattle area. I just had my beloved 1981 cream-colored 240D stolen last night. It was parked in front of my house in the north Seattle area. If you see one with license plate number 289XDU around town, please call the police or me. Thanks.

Kevin
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Got (full-coverage) insurance? I'm reading here on-forum that some insurance policies are paying $6K and more for them these days.

If you have full-insurance on it, you may come out way ahead on the deal by making a claim - if it's lost for good.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:02 PM
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It's fully insured, but to be honest, I'd rather have my car back. I'll hear from an insurace agent tomorrow to see how this goes down.
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It's fully insured, but to be honest, I'd rather have my car back. I'll hear from an insurace agent tomorrow to see how this goes down.
IF your car can be substantiated as a gem, because of it's miles and condition, it's worth a lot of money.

Good luck with your getting the car back. I'd rather have my own old MB than a replacement too!
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:51 AM
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Update in case anybody is interested. Insurance has given up the search and they are paying out. $5200 out the door. Not bad since I paid $1800 and put about $2500 into it. Now it's time to find a 300TD and put a manual transmission on it. Thanks for all the eyes out there keeping a look out.
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Glad it sort of worked out okay for you. Thanks for that info - good to know.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:40 AM
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I live near Everett and work in Bothell, occasionally driving down to Northgate/U-District to hang out with friends. I'll keep a look-out for this one, buddy!

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