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ptashek

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #270 on: 30 May 2017, 04:47 AM »
No, the late 6.9s had 85mph speedos.

Was that the full range on the speedo? Is there some back story to that?
It seems bizarre that a car capable of 145mph would have a speedo calibrated to 85mph.
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #271 on: 30 May 2017, 06:26 AM »
It was federal law to have 85mph speedos. 

Check here :
http://www.classic-car-history.com/85-mph-speedo.htm

"In September of 1979, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) passed a bill which stated that all car, pickup truck and motorcycle speedometers were to display a maximum speed of 85 miles-per-hour. This federal regulation also required speedometers to have a special emphasis on the number 55 (the national speed limit at the time)."

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #272 on: 30 May 2017, 08:53 AM »
It was federal law to have 85mph speedos. 

Check here :
http://www.classic-car-history.com/85-mph-speedo.htm

Ah, politicians. Gotta love their special version of human intelligence :)
Thanks for the link. I never knew this!
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« Reply #273 on: 02 June 2017, 04:15 PM »
For collectors.. The 1958-1968 comb and compact set in original packing.
I just bought the one Rumb suggested in the US for 100usd.

This one here is buried inside ebay.co.uk, and it was 5 pounds when I found it.
Only 1 bidder +plus me, and he has gone to 43 pounds (invisibly) before giving up.
It's 8 pounds (visibly) but ignore that.

Couple a weeks ago there was a guy selling for 400usd, and the one I bought was offered for 225usd (at first.)
So, for now, this one here is by far the best offer.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/302329961555?&_trksid=p2471758.m4791&autorefresh=true

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #274 on: 03 June 2017, 02:31 PM »
Ha.  It sold for 10 pounds.  That's a far cry from 400.  The world is full of dreamers, it seems. 
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« Reply #275 on: 03 June 2017, 07:57 PM »
but, on that note.. Another item in this very same series, a little box with 6 very tiny plastic cars went for 410 euros last week. It was an online bidding massacre where I stood in disbelief, with me bidding a rather insane 200 euros halfway, and seeing it racing past 400 in no time..

Also, if you look at the little boxed 280SL in that same series on my W116 thread, if ever they pop up, bidding starts at 350 euros, and always ends up selling 4-500 euros.

The comb/compact set I described went cheap, and it was thanks to very poor advertising and the fact it was set to show UK-only in searches, or it would never have gone under 100 pounds.
btw.. any bidder besides the present winner would have paid a minimum of 43 pounds, coz that's where I pulled out, looking to avoid a further bidding war for an item I already had.
The seller clearly did not know front from back.
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« Reply #276 on: 04 June 2017, 09:38 PM »
Here's an interesting one. Really tempted to buy this one, but deviating from my own rules is gonna cost me too dearly, haha!

How rare is this.. an original MB-mechanic's uniform hat from the 50's..
http://www.ebay.de/itm/122531726457?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I really love it, but at 140 euros, I am gonna say no..
Maybe anyone else?

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« Reply #277 on: 06 June 2017, 01:43 AM »
Now that is an amazing find.  I wouldn't pay that much for it either, but it sure it tempting. 
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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #279 on: 13 June 2017, 12:06 AM »
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Koffer-Autokoffer-Baisch-Stuttgart-Mercedes-/222543884969?hash=item33d0a632a9:g:~~EAAOSwTM5Y7ol8

Last time around it was a W123 Hepco suitcase for only 35 euros.
This time it's a Baisch. Not for everyone, but if you're short 1 unit, this is a steal at 190 euros.

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Re: ebay finds
« Reply #281 on: 17 June 2017, 06:21 PM »
Another blue parts manual, Ausgabe B. Often offered at top dollar, this auction started low, and little activity. May go  cheap.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-Fgst-Ersatzteilliste-W116-Limo-/132230574361?hash=item1ec98e7119:g:ZdMAAOSwPWRZQZMQ

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« Reply #282 on: 17 June 2017, 11:30 PM »
the seller gamey3200 offers cheap copies only.
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« Reply #283 on: 18 June 2017, 11:25 AM »
That so? Thanks for that doesn't say so at least what I can see. Also bit suspicious that will not use paypal wants a bank transfer. Pity because I want one to complete my collection and its the first I have seen.
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« Reply #284 on: 18 June 2017, 11:53 AM »
That so? Thanks for that doesn't say so at least what I can see. Also bit suspicious that will not use paypal wants a bank transfer. Pity because I want one to complete my collection and its the first I have seen.

see this text in his auction:
"lange gelagert, keine Fettflecken, nicht gebunden, gelocht ohne Ordner"

It means:
"long stored, no grease spots, not hardback, perforated without folder"

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