Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up! - Page 358

post #5356 of 7474
Thread Starter 
Hrmm... this is really tempting, what a beast it was back in the day.

post #5357 of 7474
It's a classic.
post #5358 of 7474
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Hrmm... this is really tempting, what a beast it was back in the day.
 

 

 

Do you think they're going to start appreciating soon? Or will the E class stigma keep prices low forever?

post #5359 of 7474
That car is so similar (at least in the interior layout), yet soooo different from the 1979 300SD (W116) my dad had. I'm sure I would feel right at home in it. It's like what I always wished my Dad's car was! tongue.gif
post #5360 of 7474

An hour left on the auction, Magick. Going for it?

post #5361 of 7474
Having owned a 70s Merc, they are pretty nice cars and headturners for sure if you get the right one.

So do we see a SL450 in your future billybob :-)
post #5362 of 7474

Whats so different about that E Class? Isnt it just another AMG E Class or something? 

post #5363 of 7474
It's a very rare AMG and a rarity for its time. A giant killer in a Dinner jacket.
post #5364 of 7474
And it's handmade too.
post #5365 of 7474
Back then, having something that was touched by the boffins at AMG really, really meant something. It wasn't just a name plate put on particular models that anyone could walk down to the local Merc dealer and buy.

I can't afford to pay for the gas it takes to run one of those big V8s. Otherwise, I would! Great cars for cruising at high speed - as long as you aren't watching the gas gauge. My Pop's 300SD would cruise at 90+ MPH all day - steady as a rock - as long as you had enough road to accelerate up to that speed (acceleration was HORRIBLE). He would roll over in his grave if he knew what I used to do with his baby. He had almost 300K miles on it when we sold it. It had really lost a lot of power at the end - I think the motor was pretty well shot. It would barely make it up the I5 grapevine from Bakersfield to LA (elevation change from ~400 ft to ~4200 ft) - it would just keep getting slower and slower as you climbed. In it's prime, my Dad used to get right at 30 MPG. Not bad for a full-size 1979 sedan that weighed 4900 lbs! I wish I had his 21 gallon tank - the range was awesome.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 12/30/13 at 6:50pm
post #5366 of 7474
Quote:
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Back then, having something that was touched by the boffins at AMG really, really meant something. It wasn't just a name plate put on particular models that anyone could walk down to the local Merc dealer and buy.


It was in the 80's when F1 stars like Rosberg discovered the AMG shops. Pretty soon after you couldnt be associated with F1 without owning one:D

post #5367 of 7474
Thread Starter 
Perhaps I should have, but I think $50k is too much for it, given it would barely be considered a 3 condition car. I was looking around and an `88 in the UK for $45k that's in better shape, has the supercharged 6L, a Getrag 5-spd manual, and only 30k miles. So I might choose to go that way and have it shipped over. Maybe I can talk him down a little.


CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100
post #5368 of 7474
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Perhaps I should have, but I think $50k is too much for it, given it would barely be considered a 3 condition car. I was looking around and an `88 in the UK for $45k that's in better shape, has the supercharged 6L, a Getrag 5-spd manual, and only 30k miles. So I might choose to go that way and have it shipped over. Maybe I can talk him down a little.


CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100


Is the UK car RHD?

post #5369 of 7474
Thread Starter 
You know, it is RHD. That could be interesting.
post #5370 of 7474
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

You know, it is RHD. That could be interesting.


I suspected so. I was not sure if back in the HammerTime, AMG was doing RHD's or just selling continental cars to English customers.

 

Makes left handed sweepers fun:)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up!