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Old 02-22-2007, 09:31 PM
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1.5 million Euro AMG Classic?

I know this is not exactly a vintage Mercedes, but this thing looks like an instant classic. Anybody ever seen one of these before?? They only made 25 in 1998-1999, according to the ad, and it looks like this is one of the 5 Targas. 631 HP V12 engine. wow! Love to have that as a daily driver.

http://www.autosalon-singen.de/Katalogfahrzeug_RecordView_Detail.cfm?fahrzeugID=03456_0001_03_10&languageID=de

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http://www.autosalon-singen.de/Katalogfahrzeug_RecordView_Detail.cfm?fahrzeugID=03456_0001_03_10&languageID=GB

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Old 02-22-2007, 10:14 PM
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In order to race these on the European circuit, MB had to commit to making at least 25 per year - so that's exactly what they did. Top Gear did a review of one a while back - extremely uncomfortable to get in and out of, etc. But one hell of a racecar!
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:26 PM
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They're not that hard to get in and out of - maybe they forgot to take off the steering wheel?
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Nahh, you wouldn't one of these as a daily driver. They sit too low to go through the drive-thru windows. You'd always have to stand up to give the cashier the money.
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Isn't that the same car a dealer bought and couldn't get factory support to even get it 1 mile down the street before overheating? In the end the factory said tough-luck...no thanks, give me a 300SL gullwing any day.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:25 PM
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I bet that you would need to do at least 100mph to keep the air flow for cooling
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:01 PM
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For the asking price of $2,120,000 you could buy 7 SLR's with change left over on ebay and the SLR has a higher top speed.....
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:31 PM
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Here's a story on the lawsuit. Engine died prematurely due to oil starvation and MB/ AMG doesn't want to deal with it...

http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/06/14/pricey_lemon/index.html
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