Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
Real gem of a car.

Mercedes Benz 500 Series Sec | eBay

Nice example, wonder what the reserve is? $20k?

__________________
2020 GMC Sierra Denali
2007 Tiara 3200
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-25-2014, 01:12 AM
jake12tech's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 2,770
I remember dealing with this guy and his cars a few years ago when we were looking for a diesel around 2004. Went to look at an SDL he had for sale that was very clean with low mileage. After examination and looking at the odometer you could tell it was tampered with and was done very poorly and was quite obvious. Plus there was a lot more wrong with the car after being told it was an absolute "cream puff". Didn't drive it and left within 10 minutes.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-25-2014, 06:08 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,567
This one looks very nice in the pictures.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 708
Don't You Always Kind of Wonder...

.....when a 24 year old car has only 29,000 miles and there's no explanation as to why??? To my mind an under driven car can be as suspect as a high mileage car.
__________________
'89 260e (212K Mi.), '92 400e (208K Mi.), '92 400e (not a misprint) (146K Mi.), '95 C220, '81 240D--Sold
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-25-2014, 02:07 PM
gerryvz's Avatar
"Unhinged Troll" - Jim B.
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 1,268
On my forum, ANY car being sold in New Jersey is suspect due to the near-tradition of odometer roll-backs among sellers and "dealers" in that state. It's almost a cliche, but it always seems to happen with cars coming out of that state. We call it the "Guido" effect.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2014, 06:44 PM
INSIDIOUS's Avatar
25A
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Honah Lee
Posts: 13,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
On my forum, ANY car being sold in New Jersey is suspect due to the near-tradition of odometer roll-backs among sellers and "dealers" in that state. It's almost a cliche, but it always seems to happen with cars coming out of that state. We call it the "Guido" effect.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Father Sarducci would like to have a talk with you about your longevity FATHER GUIDO SARDUCCI - 1980 - Comedy Routine - YouTube
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,564
Had a 124 come in that easily had 300k+ with temp tags and a cluster showing just over 100k. I got a good laugh because the only break in the dust built up on the dash was the rub marks from the cluster being pulled out.
__________________

90 300TE 4-M
Turbo 103, T3/T04E 50 trim
T04B cover .60 AR
Stage 3 turbine .63 AR
A2W I/C, 40 LB/HR
MS2E, 60-2 Direct Coil Control
3" Exh, AEM W/B O2
Underdrive Alt. and P/S Pulleys,
Vented Rear Discs, .034 Booster.
3.07 diffs 1st Gear Start

90 300CE
104.980
Milled & ported head, 10.3:1 compression
197 intake cam w/20 advancer
Tuned CIS ECU
4 ignition advance
PCS TCM2000, built 722.6
600W networked suction fan
Sportline sway bars
V8 rear subframe, Quaife ATB 3.06 diff
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-26-2014, 06:53 PM
gerryvz's Avatar
"Unhinged Troll" - Jim B.
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 1,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by duxthe1 View Post
Had a 124 come in that easily had 300k+ with temp tags and a cluster showing just over 100k. I got a good laugh because the only break in the dust built up on the dash was the rub marks from the cluster being pulled out.
From New Jersey?!?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Zero
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
Well on a vehicle like that in person its pretty easy to tell if the mileage is correct or not, W126's especially tend to all wear in the same areas.
1. Pedal pads should be original and have no or very low wear.
2. Steering wheel should show no wear.
3. Car has the 4 original red dot keys as it should, they should show no or minimal wear.
4. The wood on the console is also a good indicator, that always gets scratched up from keys and stuff.
5. Low mileage W126's tend to drive very tight and feel pretty good, when new and in proper tune these were proper luxury cars, and should drive like them. I can tell the difference between a sub 100k mile car and a 200k+ example.


I would expect an expensive car like that to have come out of the original owners garage that housed a lot of other expensive cars, hence the low mileage.

I would also expect it to have a proper paperwork trail to prove this, if you want the big bucks for a collectable example you need the paper to back up your claims.

__________________
2020 GMC Sierra Denali
2007 Tiara 3200
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page