Pictures here were taken from an ebay add in September 2008. The
description was included with the auction details.
This one was sold on July 12 1977 by Chariot Motors in Poughkeepsie,
NY. It was prepared by Harpers of Detroit and sold to a gentleman in
Fraser Michigan. Later on it travelled to the Boston Area where I
understand it was used for many years by a Mercedes Dealership in
Cohasset Massachusetts. It shows 42,431 miles- the odometer works but I
have no way to verify the mileage.
I have the original books, warranty, data plate, hang tag etc. The
maintenance book was filled in only once, in June 1980, at 16,799
· The car is not perfect, but it still looks great and turns heads. The
acres of red paint and loads of chrome tend to overwhelm everything else!
It handles great and drives like a Mercedes, and has no problem on the
·Interior The leather is very good, but some of the carpet
pieces are disintegrating. The dash is completely free of cracks and the
wood trim is excellent. The car has a correct and working Becker Mexico
AM/FM casette. For some reason I can't seem to fit the spare into its
compartment- perhaps the spare is supposed to be a smaller size. The
sunroof, windows, and door locks are all in working order.
·Chrome The chrome is overall very nice. The alunimum trim
has the typical clouding but not bad. There is some pitting in the roof
·Body No dents. There some problem spots with rust: 3
places inside the left wheel wells, a spot by the fuel filler (under the
paint) and a spot on the left side of the car also under the paint. There
are some stress cracks in the paint on the left corner of the tail gate.
The car was re painted many years ago. It still has a good shine but is
certainly not perfect.
·Miscellaneous The tailgate lift pistons are new- I had to
have them made. They are very similar to the originals, and I also still
have the original pair. The electric antenna and turn signals do not work..
There is no rear wiper blade. The tires (Firestone Afinity) are near new.
·Mechanical The engine runs strong and the car rides
great. It definitely needs the exhaust system partly or completely
replaced. The A/C belt is not present- I don't know if the A/C system needs
work or not.
·Recent work The car has a completely new fuel system
including pump, filter and damper. The fuel injection system including fuel
distributor, nozzles, and warm up regulator were just replaced.
There is also an article about it here:
It was listed again on eBay in January 2010 and sold for a winning bid of
$23103USD. We have a lot more picture of this car on file from the two eBay
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