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    Merc 280S

    Saw this turn up cheap in country NSW. Seller said they were happy to transport it. Le Me at impulse buying at my worst. Have left a deposit and should hopefully get it mid January. Letís see how this game of trust plays out lolClick image for larger version. 

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    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    This would be awesome with a more modern Merc V8 in it.
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    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    What an excellent idea!
    I think Iíll do that
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    Jim:No projects!
    Also Jim: Bought a project.


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    Haha one of those is my dream project. If you get bored with it you know what to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    Jim:No projects!
    Also Jim: Bought a project.

    If I had a project I wouldnít have been boredbrowsing the intertubes looking for projects
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    Red Pig! Red Pig!
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Love the spare wheel in the passenger footwell. Jeeves, you sit in the boot, cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Red Pig! Red Pig!


    If life doesnít keep kicking me in the nuts and making me sell my forever car(s) then yes this is what I have in mind.
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    fuck i would've bought that for the dashboard timber alone

    does it have a tool kit and/or sunroof?

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    Love these things.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    2jz no shit
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    The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .


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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX19X View Post
    Love the spare wheel in the passenger footwell. Jeeves, you sit in the boot, cunt.
    Looks like a hubcap.
    I hope my eyes are playing tricks on me but the bottom of the doors and boot look abit rusty.
    How cheap is cheap?

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    Is the Gearbox question related to this project? I really hope it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Red Pig! Red Pig!
    This!
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    Rust in the bottom of the doors and bottom of the rear quarters/boot area is a factory option most of these seem to have. I have some decent W108 doors here in SA if you decide to work with a less rusty base. Great project - I've got a 280SE and I love it.
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    Yep this is awesome.
    I played the same game of trust with my falcon and won. Good luck!

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    Will be a cool cruiser.

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    Nice buy on the /8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter UC View Post
    Is the Gearbox question related to this project? I really hope it is.

    Certainly is!
    And Bahaimus has found out that the six speed from the Chrysler crossfire is a direct fit for the motor I have!!
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma9000 View Post
    Rust in the bottom of the doors and bottom of the rear quarters/boot area is a factory option most of these seem to have. I have some decent W108 doors here in SA if you decide to work with a less rusty base. Great project - I've got a 280SE and I love it.
    Awesome thanks mate Iíll keep it in mind!
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Looks like a hubcap.
    I hope my eyes are playing tricks on me but the bottom of the doors and boot look abit rusty.
    How cheap is cheap?

    Has country surface rust. Most of what you see inside seems to be dirt but Iíll do a proper assessment when (if) it arrives.

    Cheap enough that Iím not going to tell you how cheap lol
    Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
    my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    If life doesnít keep kicking me in the nuts and making me sell my forever car(s) then yes this is what I have in mind.
    Awesome. Finally.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Certainly is!
    And Bahaimus has found out that the six speed from the Chrysler crossfire is a direct fit for the motor I have!!
    Yay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marv View Post
    Look, just because you drive a couple of imported luxo Pommy cars doesn't mean you need to act like an Imperialistic Lapdog and be the last bastion of defence for Straya The Beaut's mid-20th-Century ideals
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    People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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    I have a NAG-1 floating around here if you decide to go auto. Fuck that though, manual is betterer.

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    Excellent! Look forward to seeing this in the metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Red Pig! Red Pig!


    ^^^^ 11ty billion percent yes!!

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    That's the replica that AMG have built (the original red pig went to Matra who chopped it up and used it for testing fighter jet landing gear). Back tyres are the classic Countach fitment Pirelli PZero... 345/35/15.
    Make it so!
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Nice buy. I bought mine with the intention of doing an engine swap, but it was just too good as is.
    There's a few w108s and w109s around here now.
    We should start an old Benz thread
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