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Old 07-19-2006, 11:36 PM
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Gray market Evolution on eBay

Anybody know the background of this car?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/80642167_W0QQitemZ320006498953QQihZ011QQcategoryZ6336QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:08 AM
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The single picture in that ad is amazingly bad. That's all I can say.

I bid on one ebay car, but I drove it first. I would suggest the same for anyone. That car sold for far more than it was worth.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:35 AM
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dont know anything about the car but the chrome over the fenders makes it look cheap... like a chevy!
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:41 AM
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I like the only bidder's moniker. wierdcarsrus!
Wierd it is!
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:55 AM
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Must have been owned by a German pimp or perhaps one of ours bought it after it hit the states. It will never cease to amaze me how/why people trash these cars?

Just the other day a poster here was wondering about alternate parts sources for his "grey" mkt. MB. He wasn't thrilled about having to wait a week or so for a fuel pump relay(I think that's what it was).

Do you want an auto whose replacements parts are in some/many cases going to take awhile to get? If that's not an issue and you dig gawdy looking MBs, go for it.
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:59 AM
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Hmm, 6 speed auto too.....
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:11 AM
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This one is a REAL gamble, the seller knows nothing about Mercedes, but could be good only for a very brave DIYer who got it for next to nothing.

Most sensible buyers would want to pass it by.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:21 AM
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acording to mercedes data card is your average 500se 117.961 trans seems odd trhe russian site says aprox year 1990 note the transmission number 02 026992 seems incomplete
http://www.mbclub.ru/mb/vin/?lng=eng

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Old 07-20-2006, 08:28 AM
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Looks like a pimped ride and a gullible seller who knows nothing.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the advice but I'm not considering purchasing it, just curious what an Evolution is.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:16 AM
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Well and I am out of Ural and Royal Enfield motorcycles
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:33 AM
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Is it my imagination?

Is it my imagination or is that car sitting up higher than normal? Maybe it's the funky chrome trim above the wheels making it look that way.
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