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Old 06-08-2013, 04:17 AM
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A little late, but the accident stopped things so suddenly I had to take a break to recover. The article about my experience in Venezuela was so lengthy I had to divide it into three parts. On this first part, I narrate everything ranging from my departure from Medellín to my arrival to the town of San Cristóbal... enjoy!

THIS EUROPEAN LIFE
THE GREAT VENEZUELAN ADVENTURE, PART ONE

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:52 PM
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Time for part two!

THIS EUROPEAN LIFE:
The Great Venezuelan Adventure (II)

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Old 06-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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One... two... and third release of my doings in Venezuela. Wrapping up the adventure now! Following next, will be a series called "Red Plate Diaries" on the process of setting up my import/export company, "Oliden Group", and a tour around Spain looking for cars!

THIS EUROPEAN LIFE
The Great Venezuelan Adventure (III)

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:57 PM
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One... two... and third release of my doings in Venezuela. Wrapping up the adventure now! Following next, will be a series called "Red Plate Diaries" on the process of setting up my import/export company, "Oliden Group", and a tour around Spain looking for cars!

THIS EUROPEAN LIFE
The Great Venezuelan Adventure (III)

Miguel--I wana go. Im headed to the passport office Now!
( I want to score me a cistalia --But perhaps ill settle for a 170d pickup)
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:55 PM
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Miguel--I wana go. Im headed to the passport office Now!
( I want to score me a cistalia --But perhaps ill settle for a 170d pickup)
Down there, you can get a 170d pick-up for $1000. You just need to get it running!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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Yes my friend, this one seems to only have the cool hood sides--Ide have to have this 33-4 ford style. I wonder if my ronal penta's will fit it
Do you think these have sufficient crumple zones
Buenos Aires - MercadoLibre Argentina
mercedes 170d diesel mecnica orignal.

T walgamuth said he didnt think there is room under the hoods of these for a 617a --looks plenty long enough to me-For Sure.



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Rural Mercedes Benz 170 D Año 1953.





Precio:$ 1.500 Año:1953Kilómetros:| 1111111111 km Ubicación:Bs.as. G.b.a. Norte - San Fernando - Virreyes







This apparantly later on is not particularly cool from the front doors rearward--unless someone is a wagon wierdo- no offense present company...
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:53 PM
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Really-this one is seriously a piece of 5hit, it does got a cool cast valve cover on the old 636 though, from --Industria Argentina.


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Old 06-16-2013, 04:17 AM
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Regardless of the valve cover, the thing still looks rad!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:36 AM
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And it runs too ! .

Worth a try at saving IMO .
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:22 PM
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Regardless of the valve cover, the thing still looks rad!
The crap wagon with every panel tweaked out of line is a 1954.

The first one pictured with Waaaay cooler styled hood sides and fenders is a 53. ide go for 46 thru 53 type with the steel frame anyday - running or not.
you were right about the lk type trucks Delibus -- they were made as campers down on argentina til the seventies, same front end as the indiana jones movie truck-- but no cool deisel benz grill ornament.

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Old 06-18-2013, 03:36 PM
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The expedition is officially over. This post, one of the most emotive I have written in a while, addresses the change from PanAmerican adventurer to a new encounter with my birthplace. Deciding to stop was a tough decision, but one that I do not regret, nonetheless. Re-discovering home is something I needed to come to terms with, and now it has been the best time to do so.

From here on, I will be posting my adventures as I hunt for vehicles all over Europe in a series of posts called "Red Plate Diaries", named after the particularly colored dealer plates in Spain. I am sure you will enjoy my European tour as much as you have enjoyed my adventures on the PanAm!

My business, Oliden Group, has a facebook page where you can keep track of the vehicles (and other products) I will export to the USA. Who knows? Maybe you'd like to buy one!

This European Life: A New Beginning

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:11 PM
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That's not as bad as I thought, I think it'll buff out
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:18 PM
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Poor thing,, I remember driving it around the stockyards in cowtown one day- and diagnosing its faulty drive shaft center carrier bearing.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:35 AM
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wow! regretfully i have not been following along on a regular basis and just saw the crash pics!! i showed them to my wife and reminded her of the time you were here picking up parts; she was glad to hear you were alive. keep me posted as you continue your quest and stop by if you're ever in the area
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:23 AM
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Well... now that I am back in Spain not much has been going on. In my recovery I have founded Oliden Group, shipped my first G-Wagen (due at the end of this month) and dedicated myself to polish up my automotive journalism. Having shared the classroom with many a hipster, I though it was about time to write an article on hipsterdom and vehicles!

THIS EUROPEAN LIFE: The Top 15 Quintessentially Hipster Cars



Expect an article at the beginning of this month narrating the Mercedes Gelandewagen odyssey, from its purchase to its arrival to the US!
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