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Old 06-14-2015, 10:23 AM
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Good lord this car is beautiful.

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Old 06-14-2015, 12:02 PM
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Without sounding judgmental . . . the seller is wasting everyone's time. The car didn't (and shouldn't have) sell at $350K and so it's now doubled.

502 built for homologation purposes makes it rare, however these regularly sell for about 100 Euro. So, you could get this car, a BMW E30 Evo III, a Sierra Cosworth and still have money to import them and the first class plane ride to and from Europe.

The text of the sale description is also lame.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:43 PM
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Homologation?
Pretty fancy word for car buffs. Is that some sort of LGBT thing?
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Just a minimum build number to qualify the car. 500 was the magic number for the DTM series.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:44 PM
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Without sounding judgmental . . . the seller is wasting everyone's time. The car didn't (and shouldn't have) sell at $350K and so it's now doubled.

502 built for homologation purposes makes it rare, however these regularly sell for about 100 Euro. So, you could get this car, a BMW E30 Evo III, a Sierra Cosworth and still have money to import them and the first class plane ride to and from Europe.

The text of the sale description is also lame.
...missing zeroes?
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Ooops, missing "K"
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:43 PM
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I was like, "I need to start importing these!"
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:07 AM
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Without sounding judgmental . . . the seller is wasting everyone's time. The car didn't (and shouldn't have) sell at $350K and so it's now doubled.

502 built for homologation purposes makes it rare, however these regularly sell for about 100 Euro. So, you could get this car, a BMW E30 Evo III, a Sierra Cosworth and still have money to import them and the first class plane ride to and from Europe.

The text of the sale description is also lame.
Oh the seller is certainly smoking something good with the pricing. This is at the most a $150k car based on what they usually go for but it sure is nice to look at. My guess is this is just a ploy for free advertising and its working since people are looking at the car and talking about it.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:45 AM
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Plus, it's a killer deal if you do buy it for 150k!
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It looks like Beverly Hills' answer to the Mitsu Evo...
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It looks like Beverly Hills' answer to the Mitsu Evo...
More along the lines of the Plymouth Superbird that was built for NASCAR super speedways, and the DTM series was once the championship for street car based circuit racing, just like NASCAR. The European version of "Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday" featured Alfa, Ford (Sierra), Audi, BMW, Mercedes, with occasional appearances by Chevrolet (Camaro).
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