30year old new merc

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  1. Braincrank

    Braincrank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I don't think I'd be keen on 240D.

    Anyway the obvious would be tyres, checking all other rubber components and a change of fluids. So, handy enough I'd imagine.

    P.s. Headlights would require changing also.
     
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    Fresh smell?
     
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    To me what is the point, it can't be used. The value is in it's very low milage (kilometers)
     
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    What's happened to that gearlever?

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    Looks like it's growing something! Seems strange, as it would suggest that it's been damp inside, so there could / should be other mouldy bits.
     
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    Braincrank

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    It's probably only good for a collector or museum.
    What paperwork would be needed to get this thing on the road ?
    Lovely colour (-:
     
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    But is it for sale? It's something Merc may be interested in for the Stuttgart Museum.
     
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    I reckon the guy inherited it from his Uncle Albert.
     
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    Nice old thing. Performance might best be described as glacial- possibly slow enough to make driving in present day traffic a nerve wracking experience.
     
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    In fact if you look at the door card in the background that looks like it could have patches of mould on it?
     
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    Coffee beans might be there in a vain attempt to absorb moisture when car was stored. Doesn't look to have been too successful.
     
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    Definitely mould in there, but given it's all manmade fibres plastics etc it will clean off. A remarkable thing to do, but sitting in it going nowhere for 30 years is almost the same experience as driving one...
     
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    Good call, by the look of it.
     
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    Nice. If one were minded to 'invest' c. 15k, one would not plough it in to a tractor. There's probably more to the story, he's smiling.
     
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    I once knew a girl who, ahem, enjoyed a gearstick up the chuff! Maybe this one hasnt been cleaned after such an event:eek:
     
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