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Re: reconstructed 86 5000CD turbo

>I looked at an '86 5000CD turbo auto for
>a grad student friend that was bought at 
>an auction by a body shop guy. The car was 
>totalled due to a minor but expensive to fix 
>front ender, according to him.

A "minor" accident that totaled the car? In the front end? Unless I am 101% sure 
in the frame shop that straightened that sucker up, I'd walk away.

>Car is fully loaded, power everything with
>black leather. 94kmiles and 90% electricals
>work. He is asking US$4000K in central Oregon.

Let me get it strait: a 10 year old AUTOmatic car w/100kmi, not perfect 
mechanically, with the "R" class title...for $4 grand!? That's nuts. Sorry.
Igor Kessel
the sweetheart: 200TQ, chipped and MOMO'd through out,
in Tornado "arrest-me-officer" Red;
the ex: 5000s, the EE's nightmare
Phila PA, USA