[V8] Even more interesting eBay Auction....

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 11 11:37:52 EDT 2006

Subject: [V8] Even more interesting eBay Auction....

> 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 
> buy...assuming
> 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 
> of
> cars coming toward me.  Third in line was a mid 1980's W123 Mercedes 
> coupe.
> Undoubtedly a 300CD-T, this car looked absolutely stunning behind the 
> Subaru
> 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 
> a
> sea of blandness.
> Roger
Interestingly enough, I watch all V8's (and 4000's) on Ebay, as I list a lot 
of stuff and am on there a lot. On that note, there have only been about 
three that come to mind over the last year. One is this one in Idaho, which 
is very captivating to me. The other two were a silver one up therer in the 
northeast that was repainted and the trim matched. The other was in Las 
vegas, Silver with S4 wheeels and a Black interior. There are a lot of nice 
ones, like the green one that people are talking about, but certain ones 
stand out to me. Oh, and boy are they getting cheap!!

Anyhow, antoher car that has captured my attention locally is a very clean 
1976 240D. This car has been in a garage all it's life, and it shows 61k. 
Looks brand new, $3000. Very distinctive and beautiful.

Tony Hoffman 

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