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1985 Mercedes 500SEC Found in Milwaukee

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1985 Mercedes 500SEC

 

Spotted in Milwaukee, is a 1985 Mercedes 500SEC for $27,500 USD.  The seller states this car has only 22,000 original miles.  It was imported Germany to Lebanon then to USA.  The car was garaged and stored away properly.  There is no evidence of rust or body damage.   The seller states in his ad it has an AMG motor.  I have many more questions for the owner.  It has Recaro Seats, Tail Spoiler and AMG Penta wheels.  There was a recent service done on the car which includes new brake rotors, pads, new oil, spark plugs and transmission fluid.   The seller has title in hand.

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1986 Mercedes 560SEC Convertible Straman Conversion Found in Utah

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1986 Mercedes 560SEC Convertible Straman Conversion

 

Spotted in Utah is a 1986 Mercedes 560SEC Convertible Straman Conversion for $14,900 USD.  The seller states this is a Richard Straman Coachworks conversion done in Costa Mesa, California.  Straman did 116 560 conversions from 1989 to 1991 at the cost of $20,000 USD.   This car has 148,00 original miles and looks to be in excellent condition.

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1973 Mercedes 450SLC Mercedillac Found in Hollywood

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1973 Mercedes 450SLC Mercedillac

 

Spotted in Hollywood is a 1973 Mercedes 450SLC Mercedillac for $3,000 USD.  I have taken picture of this well known car in the Hollywood Hills before.  Someone went to alot of trouble to make this one off car.  According to the owner , it has been used in music videos, Playboy TV and is affectionately called the “Mercedillac.”  It runs… barely. The engine is essentially solid and a new fuel pump was just installed, but it needs work. As does the suspension and possibly drive shaft. The driver’s side door needs an exterior handle. The interior is, well, idiosyncratic. There is rust in the floorboards.  You can drive it away, but I wouldn’t go far.  So it’s a bit of a project, to be honest.  But the body is clean, and remarkable. Yes, those are the genuine fins of a genuine 1959 Cadillac. And yes, that is a genuine Mercedes Benz 450SL.

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Found in New York

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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 (964)

 

Spotted in New York is a 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo  for $109,950 USD.  The seller states this is a completely stock example with no aftermarket mods.  It is a 3 owner car with only 65k Miles.  I really like the special order color combination on this one.  Porsche introduced the 964 Turbo model in March, 1990 as the successor to the 930. Unfortunately, they hadn’t had the necessary time to develop a turbocharged version of the 3.6 litre M64 engine, and chose to re-use the 3.3 litre engine from the 930, with several minor revisions that made the engine smoother, less prone to turbo lag and more powerful, with a total output of 320 PS (240 kW; 320 hp) @ 5750 rpm. A total of 3,660 of the 964 Turbos were built.

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1937 Horch 930 V Cabriolet Found in New York

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1937 Horch 930 V Cabriolet

 

Spotted in New York is a 1937 Horch 930 V Cabriolet for $189,500 USD.  August Horch  build highly desirable cars that rivaled Mercedes Benz .  Interestingly, the latin translation of Horch is Audi which means “Listen!”  In 1932 Horch and Audi merged with Zschopauer Motrenwerke and the Wanderer car production facilities to become Auto Union.  These highly collectibles vehicles are extremely rare.  I was fortunate enough to see one at Pebble Beach.   There was a time where I was given the opportunity to buy a barn find Horch minus the engine.  The seller decided not to sell given the extremely interest in his car.  This 1937 Horch 930 V Cabriolet is an incredibly rare and elusive discovery and the ideal pre-war restoration candidate. Yellow and black with original upholstery. This extremely original Horch was parked in 1964 and has been sitting in a garage ever since. V8 engine and 4-speed with overdrive. The motor turns freely. The engine bay is completely intact and is only missing its radiator. The car is also very solid with only superficial surface corrosion. A fascinating and exciting pre-war discovery. A once and a lifetime opportunity to own what’s likely one of the last un-restored Horch cabriolets in existence. 

 

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Custom 1986 Mercedes 560SEC R. Lee Ermey Found in Palmdale

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Custom 1986 Mercedes 560SEC R. Lee Ermey

 

Spotted in Palmdale, California is a custom 1986 Mercedes 560SEC for $20,00 USD.   The seller states this car was previously owned by the late R. Lee Ermey famous for his role as the sargeant in Full Metal Jacket.   This car has been fully customized and unfortunately parked for over 10 years.   The car has undergone a convertible conversion with tan leather top.  It has an unknown body kit.  Can anyone identify it?     The interior sports a red dash, red knee bolsters , red a pillars and red door inserts while the seats are red and tan with unusual buttons on the seat cushions.  The gauges are white and the tan steering wheel has a leather wrap in place.  Supposedly the paint job with a marine corp image on this car that cost over $15,000 USD.  The car only has 45,000 Original Miles.

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Found in San Diego

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

 

Spotted in San Diego is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS  for 750,000 USD.  This 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is in Concours condition and also is 100% in perfect running order to match. This car was acquired by a very prestigious and marque German car collector. This car was restored by a marque specialist to the highest concours standards and it only takes one look to see that. 100% Porsche COA matching example including engine number, transmission number, exterior and interior original colors as well. The 1973 Carrera RS is one of the most sought-after collector car to own due to only 1,590 examples ever made. This one being just one of only fifty-five examples painted in Oxford Blue makes this car truly rare and extremely collectible.

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1988 BMW E30 M3 Found in Lomita

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1988 BMW E30 M3

 

Spotted in Lomita, California is a 1988 BMW E30 M3 for $58,000 USD.   The seller states this is the most well kept and highly original E30 M3 on the market.  The car has only 2 owners since new along with original books , manuals, tools and a thick and complete history file from new.

 

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1993 Mercedes 500GE: Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade

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Mercedes 500GE: Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade

 

I am in the process of planning my 1993 Mercedes 500GE restoration.  The 500GE has been a lot of fun to own and it is time to see what can be done to improve the braking system.  It has disc brakes up front but still has drum brakes in the rear.  I researched the idea of upgrading to disc brakes but it seems to be a very involved upgrade.   Unfortunately, I do not have access to mechanics with G Wagon expertise especially with this model that never officially came to the USA.   I have had the brakes flushed when I got the car just to establish a base line for my future maintenance work.   My  next task is to purchase stainless steel brake lines to see if that will help with pedal feel.   Its been brought to my attention that the correct brake line kit for the 500GE is the same as the G320 so I will start gathering the parts I need.  According to the diagram , the brake kit will include lines number 14 and number 35.  It is also recommended that I replace the differential hose which is another number 35 line.

 

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