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Love these old mercs.
Rebuilt an engine for one once that had just turned 300K, only failed as a bumble bee hit the radiator and the woman drove it till it overheated !. That was back in the late 1980’s…… the car is going yet, but not in daily use obviously. Same people still own it and he just passed away about 3 months ago. The car still runs like a Swiss watch.
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I have a friend Currently restoring a 1982 300D, He bought it for something like €3000 and is getting all the work done by some guy up the country. the cost of the restoration is gone pear shaped with far more work and parts needed than budgeted for, he recons he will be lucky if he have it on the road for €20000


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Posted: 26.10.2021  ·  #4
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Spotted IN BENELMADEMA.


 



Was driving the other day and seen one very similar. An old boss of mine had a 450 SEL copper coloured 1978 it was petrol and it could shift he changed the engine to a 300d beautiful car though

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Posted: 27.10.2021  ·  #6
Some bloody nice vehicles there also.👍😄


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What will be the first classic electric car 😂


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What will be the first classic electric car 😂


They will never last that long,no chance.

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Scalectric 1970 s maybe 😂

Spelt that wrong didn't I 😁


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My thoughts on electric vehicles, they will last until the electrics fail.
By that time all electrics will be superseded and replacement parts obsolete.
What now? Scrap yard.


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The battery milk floats seemed to work pretty well


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The battery milk floats seemed to work pretty well



Sure good point,but how many of them are in our museums today?

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The battery milk floats seemed to work pretty well



Sure good point,but how many of them are in our museums today?


The lead in the batteries was too valuable :)

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The battery milk floats seemed to work pretty well



Sure good point,but how many of them are in our museums today?


Some and I see others going for huge money. But they were milk floats, how many (compared to sporty cars) do you see of modern classics 🤔

I know a man called Ernie has one right enough.


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Father Dougal would still have his except it blew up 😇

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State of the art in its day

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If you owned all three... gotta be £250,000 at least.

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1937 Himsl Zeppelin Road Liner

 

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This is going around town for the last few years, local lad drives it

 
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This is going around town for the last few years, local lad drives it

 
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Do you think he will be attending COPS 26?😅😂


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LOL


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Onwards and upwards,so much to look forward toooooooo.😂😂😂

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Another one spotted around the town.
 
 
 

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I hate when they use that ZV plate ,I'd like to know the year

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I hate when they use that ZV plate ,I'd like to know the year


Does ROI/Ireland/The Free State/Southern Ireland not have a checker online?

We can check all that here: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax


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I hate when they use that ZV plate ,I'd like to know the year


Does ROI/Ireland/The Free State/Southern Ireland not have a checker online?

We can check all that here: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax


Don't know, I wouldn't be bothered checking


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Don't know, I wouldn't be bothered checking


But but but..... You said you'd like to know 🤔😁


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I hate when they use that ZV plate ,I'd like to know the year


Does ROI/Ireland/The Free State/Southern Ireland



You left out Eire and of course, Mexico


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Some on the ZV plate are NCT exempt but the one that has the NCT disc on windscreen will show the year of the car in bottom right corner 👍🏼

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Very similar to the Isetta

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My mate had an Isetta, we had great fun in it.
The one below is the four seat one, Brilliant!

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Does anyone remember the Fiat FSO Polonez?

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Does anyone remember the Fiat FSO Polonez?


Not fondly I'd imagine. A neighbour would have had something similar to this back in the 1990's, it wasn't very old at the time but it was an absolute shitbox



I have a lot of time for Lada's and rear engined Skodas but FSO's were nasty


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