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Old 05-31-2019, 09:30 PM
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Contest to win a 1982 240D

Not sure about that paint or the valuation though.....

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Old 05-31-2019, 09:43 PM
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:42 PM
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I'd roll that in a heartbeat
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:52 AM
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So the secret to adding 7-8k of value to a 240D is to paint stripes and circles all over it....
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:06 AM
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Looks like the misplaced the decimal point ~ a foo-foo can paint job means it's value is $1,200.00 .

I used to get these odd balls in my VW shop in the 1970's all the time ~ every one was poorly maintained no matter how cool they looked .
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:23 AM
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For 12K it better be one of those MB diesels that last a million miles, runs on any fuel, and gets 40+ MPG.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:47 PM
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All the members in California should get right on this contest. It is good, err I mean too far away from my region. I noticed there are rules to the contest. I never read them.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:41 PM
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That's a sick paint job even if it'll only last a few months.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:53 PM
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I think it looks neat. I wonder how long the paint will last. 1982 was also the year OMD recorded their "Dazzle Ships" album.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:07 PM
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The Cortex Cruiser by Jason Woodside


As for Dazzle Ships , this was a zebra camo applied to WW1 and some WW2 ships.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:59 PM
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Thumbs down Valued at $12,500???

"Valued at $12,500", ........by whom?

That's not even a very cool paint job. I mean, if my neighbors 9 year old painted it, I'd be proud of him, but that car's paint job is not exactly what I envisage when I think of a professional artist's efforts. Not by a long shot!


Still, if the car is solid enough, its nothing that a quick trip to the spray booth couldnt fix.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:19 PM
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"Valued at $12,500", ........by whom?

They are probably giving it that value because it is an advertising expense. I'm sure an accountant could come up with why this would be done.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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Rattle can paint job? Must be last prize in that contest!

I spray painted my car when I was in high school, I didn't know it added a **** ton of value.
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Inflated value for tax deduction purpose. Common practice in these types of deals.

I'm wondering if the LOSER of the contest has to take it?
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:41 AM
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Not sure about that paint or the valuation though.....
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So the secret to adding 7-8k of value to a 240D is to paint stripes and circles all over it....
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Looks like the misplaced the decimal point ~ a foo-foo can paint job means it's value is $1,200.00 .
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For 12K it better be one of those MB diesels that last a million miles, runs on any fuel, and gets 40+ MPG.
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All the members in California should get right on this contest. It is good, err I mean too far away from my region.
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"Valued at $12,500", ........by whom?

That's not even a very cool paint job. I mean, if my neighbors 9 year old painted it, I'd be proud of him, but that car's paint job is not exactly what I envisage when I think of a professional artist's efforts. Not by a long shot!

Still, if the car is solid enough, its nothing that a quick trip to the spray booth couldnt fix.
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Rattle can paint job? Must be last prize in that contest!

I spray painted my car when I was in high school, I didn't know it added a **** ton of value.
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Inflated value for tax deduction purpose. Common practice in these types of deals.

I'm wondering if the LOSER of the contest has to take it?
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