[V8] Even more interesting eBay Auction....
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 11:06:42 EDT 2006
I inquired about this car last night as I find it more interesting than most
as well. It's rather closer to me than many and it's not one of the more
common colors, though I'm not sure about the blue interior.
The color may be Opal Mica, the color of my 5spd. I've asked for the paint
code from the trunk. Unfortunatey, few similar inquiries really result in
the receipt of the paint code.
I've also asked about the incorrect placement of the badges on the trunk.
The pix aren't quite good enough to evaluate panel fit and finish.
Carfax checks out well and consistent.
The recent return to service of my '90 V8 automatic has renewed my interest
in having a 4.2. We took the '90 camping this weekend and made a side trip
down to Taos, NM. Four passengers and refreshments and returning with 2
cases of wine, the car drove so nicely that I almost have to fight my GF for
the keys every morning. But I bought it for her so it's hers in a sense and
if I ever really want her (and me) to be comfortable selling her Firebird, I
need another automatic car in the mix so there's an alternate for her, as my
completion of projects can be somewhat like herding cats at times.
No word yet on the gun-metal car.
On 8/11/06, Roger M. Woodbury <rmwoodbury at adelphia.net> wrote:
> While you have beend drooling over the Ragusa '93 V8, have you also been
> drooling over the "gunmetal" colored '93 in Idaho?
> IF this car came from Audi in this color, then it would most likely be
> "Nautic Metallic", I think. This is indeed a rare color for this car, and
> this one, with only 72,000 miles showing, might be the car to
> one was looking, of course!
> I continue to be struck by how well the V8 "wears". What other 1993 cars
> are so pleasing to see on the road? Maybe its because there aren't a
> gazillion of them I suppose, but compared to other, rather unflashy cars
> like Toyota Camry's, the V8 still looks remarkably contemporary and, well,
> simply handsome, in my opinion. For that matter, how readily are 1993 C
> Class Mercedes recognized? For me anyway, not very.
> Speaking of which, I was driving to Blue Hill last week when I met a line
> cars coming toward me. Third in line was a mid 1980's W123 Mercedes
> Undoubtedly a 300CD-T, this car looked absolutely stunning behind the
> and the "me-too-Japanesee" something that preceeded it in line.
> What a handsome car that five cylinder turbo diesel five passenger coupe
> was, and still is. It was made when Mercedes was still largely hand
> assembling them, and was made as a "generational" car...capable of being
> passed from one generation to another a manufacturing philosophy that
> Mercedes officially abandoned in the early 1990's.
> But this one, obviously someone's "summer" car, was simply outstanding in
> sea of blandness.
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