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Old 03-02-2021, 01:27 PM   #3531
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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-bmw-540i-86/

This one needs a manual conversion bad.
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:45 PM   #3532
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Extremely boring color but might be a nice 987.2S if the price stays within reason:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...e-boxster-s-5/
Yes, that's a very low-spec and bland color and wheel combo, but less that $30k seems like a pretty good deal for a .2 car.
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Old 03-02-2021, 01:56 PM   #3533
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This one needs a manual conversion bad.
Or an S62 / 6-speed swap.

Also... um. What?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-ford-taurus-se/
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Old 03-02-2021, 04:06 PM   #3534
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Yes, that's a very low-spec and bland color and wheel combo, but less that $30k seems like a pretty good deal for a .2 car.
I think that was a great price. Love the 987.2S.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:13 AM   #3535
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This would be fun - if for nothing other than the novelty of it....

Manual 6 cylinder W126 LWB S-Class.....
The only thing I would do is change out the headlights back to the Euro style.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:39 AM   #3536
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The only thing I would do is change out the headlights back to the Euro style.
+100

The steering wheel is also a bit dated.

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Old 03-03-2021, 12:02 PM   #3537
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This would be fun - if for nothing other than the novelty of it....

Manual 6 cylinder W126 LWB S-Class.....
The only thing I would do is change out the headlights back to the Euro style.
To be honest, a manual likely adds nothing to the experience of driving that car. But I still want it.

As much a I love 80s Mercedes sedans (and wagons), I have a hard time figuring out how they'd fit in. At this point, I think they're too old to use as daily drivers but at the same time, they're not exactly fun weekend cars either. I picture taking something like this out on a sunny weekend morning to get coffee or something-- but that'd only make sense if I had room for 4+ cars.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:26 PM   #3538
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To be honest, a manual likely adds nothing to the experience of driving that car. But I still want it.

As much a I love 80s Mercedes sedans (and wagons), I have a hard time figuring out how they'd fit in. At this point, I think they're too old to use as daily drivers but at the same time, they're not exactly fun weekend cars either. I picture taking something like this out on a sunny weekend morning to get coffee or something-- but that'd only make sense if I had room for 4+ cars.
Yeah, it's basically a Radwood/Cars and Coffee machine at this point. But it's pretty fucking cool, especially once you swap the headlights.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:02 PM   #3539
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Another E36/S54 swap. Great color. Seems like maybe some shortcuts taken though the seller is a bit defensive about it.

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Old 03-03-2021, 03:47 PM   #3540
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To be honest, a manual likely adds nothing to the experience of driving that car. But I still want it.

As much a I love 80s Mercedes sedans (and wagons), I have a hard time figuring out how they'd fit in. At this point, I think they're too old to use as daily drivers but at the same time, they're not exactly fun weekend cars either. I picture taking something like this out on a sunny weekend morning to get coffee or something-- but that'd only make sense if I had room for 4+ cars.
If I still had my 300SD, I would drive it daily. Absolutely - Sold it the car with 270,000 miles - by now, would probably have well over 500k on it. Still - I am coming to grips that the E38 is on its last legs (at least with me), so... I am at the point of 'thinking about thinking' about what I would get to replace it.
I have the E23 and drove that last summer straight - for several weeks. But that car, while kinda fun and novel - don't feel for it as a daily use car.

But - Just about any 80's Mercedes would work that way for me - YMMV as always.
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