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Old 03-24-2016, 12:52 PM
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Hey Gang, I just ran across this little number in my journey!




(I wonder if it leaks...)
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:32 PM
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Of course it leaks,its a camper! Don
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:28 PM
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Did the Mercedes start as a wagon or a 4-door? Hard to tell from the pic. Guessing it's NOT fast nor quick!

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:13 PM
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Looks to me to be the basic 4 door wow what a great idea you could really go touring with that thing.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:32 PM
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Did the Mercedes start as a wagon or a 4-door? Hard to tell from the pic. Guessing it's NOT fast nor quick!

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Looks like a W126 to me. I'm guessing 300SD (for no reason other than I once owned a 300SD that color).

Thus, unless it was a custom wagon, it started as a 4-door.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:34 PM
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Started life as a sedan, you can tell from the tail lights. They have been cut down. the wagons would be taller.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:51 PM
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Unless rear ended, ruined a good car for no gain. They'd have to do much to have the back end support that weight. Old trucks can be bought as cheaply and would haul better.

A friend of mine used to make a point about using the right tool for a job by saying that you could go on a family vacation in a dump truck or haul dirt in the trunk of a Mercedes but neither are well suited for the application.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:00 PM
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Unless rear ended, ruined a good car for no gain. They'd have to do much to have the back end support that weight. Old trucks can be bought as cheaply and would haul better.

A friend of mine used to make a point about using the right tool for a job by saying that you could go on a family vacation in a dump truck or haul dirt in the trunk of a Mercedes but neither are well suited for the application.
Spoken like NOT a Hot Rodder. Sometimes the answer is "because you can." And maybe they had this old Mercedes and a truck camper but the truck was no longer in the fleet and "Hey, hold my beer and watch THIS!"

Not saying I'd do that myself but it IS kinda cool.

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Old 03-25-2016, 12:59 AM
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I would bet it took more than one of what is above the camper door to devise and complete it. Some people also do not like being passed by a similar vehicle on the road. They will never have to worry about that.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:08 AM
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It looks exactly like the one I saw years ago in So. Cal. If that is a CA license plate, I am sure it is the same one.
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Several years ago this same car was listed on CL and posted in this old thread.

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:21 AM
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Several years ago this same car was listed on CL and posted in this old thread.

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I thought it looked familiar.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:03 PM
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Unless rear ended, ruined a good car for no gain. They'd have to do much to have the back end support that weight. Old trucks can be bought as cheaply and would haul better.

A friend of mine used to make a point about using the right tool for a job by saying that you could go on a family vacation in a dump truck or haul dirt in the trunk of a Mercedes but neither are well suited for the application.
Ditto, in fact I wouldn't use anything less than a 3/4 ton truck. If you have ever dealt with a cab-over camper and a heavy cross-wind, you will know what I mean.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:53 PM
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This suspiciously looks like the same exact pic location from 08.

If this camper is an empty shell it might not be so bad, even better if the structure was aluminum rather than wood.

In the 80's a company in Sweden took the class SAAB 900 and made campers out of a few.

In the 80's there was / still is a BMW tow truck floating around.

It isn't like this car in an unaltered state will bring $ 1 Mil at an auction.

And, if our guy bought a generic pickup we would never have this thread going. . .
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:48 PM
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Several years ago this same car was listed on CL and posted in this old thread.

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Wow! I like the photoshopped version!
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