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Old 02-20-2007, 03:14 PM
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As seen on Cars.com ('79 280CE)

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNumber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage=0&sortorder=descending&sortfield=PRICE+descending&certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_31_%7CB-3000%7CN-N%7CR-500%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+descending%7CQ-descending%7CZ-61920&aff=chitrib&paId=211532592&recnum=25&leadExists=true

I like this guy's ad; dig the climate control description:

" Selling Points: CLASSIC MBZ COUPE. RUNS GOOD. BODY GOOD. NEW STARTER, NEW BATTERY NO CUP HOLDERS.STARTS EVERY TIME. DOES NOT BURN OIL. This is the car we use as backup whenever we have to take the 2004 Nissan Altima in for recalls. It is much more reliable. I paid $3k for it. The main reason I am selling it is because it is too American-ized. The A/C is not working, and it has a complicated Chrysler climate control system designed for old rich people who can't decide decide whether they are hot or cold. This is a great car for a mercedes lover who doesnt want to spend a lot of money. This classic car is 28 years old (that's 196 in dog years. run this good when 196 years old you are, good you will be running) which means it has a few things wrong with it. The hood release has to be pulled with plyers, the heater is rigged, the starter switch doesnt work right. (I put an extra push button switch in.) Im really giving it away at this price.

Condition: My neighbor is selling a 560 sedan for $10K if you absolutely have to have one in perfect condition. I would keep it if I had more parking. Maybe I should pull the engine and put it in an SL body, which seems dumb, because this thing is like an SL with a back seat. What I should really do is get rid of the Altima before it falls apart completely and invest that money into the MBZ. maybe it's not for sale. (who knows....) "

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Old 02-20-2007, 03:54 PM
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Nice picture, too.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:56 PM
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What is too American-ized?

That statement is coming from somoene who drives a 2004 Nissan Altima designed and built in the US??
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:58 PM
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What is too American-ized?
Maybe that Chrysler CC system?
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:46 PM
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Maybe that Chrysler CC system?
And yet the car was used as their reliable backup car for their modern car. How ironic.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:21 PM
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Well, the car looks a whole hell of a lot better than it sounds to be. This is a smal block Chevy candidate if I ever saw one.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:38 PM
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it looks decent.

the 110 motor is about as bulletproof as the 617 na diesel, so unless it has been abused i wouldnt be dropping in a mouse.

they are very quick with the 280 motor.

especially in euro trim.

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