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Here we go. Despite being a Classic Ford I bought a real looney tune Merc, but now I want a Cortina again.

I currently have the Merc up for sale for £8000 which is realistic. I will sell, swop or px for a Cortina.

Where do I start about the Merc ?!?!?!?!

A 1965 Merc 4 door modified saloon. 54 year old bodyshell, NOT brand new, a few dents but rust free.

OUT with the 1900cc engine, box, wheels, seats, door cards, centre console, electrics, suspension, brakes, diff, carb, etc, etc, etc. Basically EVERYTHING apart from the bodyshell.

IN goes a 5.5 V8 AMG automatic, elec windows, central locking, plus all AMG parts including ---- alloys, dash, console, door cards, electric windows, central locking, brakes, suspension, leather seats, carpets, injection, tinted glass, etc, etc, etc.

Non Merc parts ---New rechromed bumpers, New period spotlights, New and discrete full roll cage.

The 1965 shell is solid and rust free. Just spent well a lot of money last week on a new battery, radiator, service, waterless coolant, some fly by wire gadget on the throttle linkage and some other odd jobs at Klasse Automotive, East Calder, the best independent Merc/BMW specialist in Scotland.

I only bought this Merc to help someone out financially and because I'm a nut job and delinquent old age pensioner.

A retired car dealer from West Linton, Scotland bought this Mercedes Monster in April this year for £10,000. A week later, after a boating accident in Loch Lomond his empty boat was washed up ashore at Cameron House Hotel. His body was found floating on the loch the next day. Sad but true. I couldn't make this story up!

Want to swop, sell or px this £8000 car for a Cortina, Str8 swop, Sell £8000 or px with cash either way.

Think of this car as -

A Mafia Staff car

A KGB car

A Gestapo car

or

Von Ryans Express

Crowd puller, nice fun or daily driver and totally extrovert car. E55 V8 AMG = quite fast to say the very least.

 

I am useless at loading pics but the car can be seen in the classic car section of www.freeads.co.uk

Maybe some nice Cortina person on this site will put a link on here for me.

 

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That looks like a fun bit of kit, good luck with the sale. Or keep it and put the engine and gearbox in a Cortina, ultimate street sleeper!!

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John, you're just like the cavalry. I knew you would come to the rescue! THANKS.

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GhiaMK4/5 at 68 years old I should really grow up and stop buying Gumball cars!

  • Haha 1

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As l have said to the wife, if l start driving like a demented old fu** bag, then please shoot me, that's why this year's treat is 3 weeks in the good old USA, 5000 mile road trip booked, l already have an AMG, if l hadn't l would be really tempted by your sleeper. Never ever grow up, there's an old man near me (in his 80's) and he always has something different on his drive, and he swears that his wheeling and dealing keeps himself young at heart.

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Thanks to an old lady driver, today, My Merc is probably a write off. 5 minutes after I paid as £1504 repair bill to a Merc specialist for repairs and service the old lady coming towards me decided to turn right, right into the drivers side of my car! Front wheel, front wing/bonnet, drivers door and drivers side passengers door and sill all F***** and where do I get parts for a 54 year old Merc???????

She has admitted full responsibility to the Police AND her INSURANCE Company, great, BUT that still leaves me with a destroyed 54 year old classic car.

I am gutted!

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1 hour ago, Bronxglenn said:

Thanks to an old lady driver....

Sorry to hear this Glenn, maybe insurance will pay out £8k?!

 

Merc still produce a lot of bits for their old cars?

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47 minutes ago, John Mack said:

Sorry to hear this Glenn, maybe insurance will pay out £8k?!

 

Merc still produce a lot of bits for their old cars?

See what turns out John. You know what it's like claiming insurance, At least the old dear has admitted full blame. Her insurance has contacted me and taken full blame on her behalf.

How's the self employment going for you?

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8 hours ago, Bronxglenn said:

See what turns out John. You know what it's like claiming insurance, At least the old dear has admitted full blame. Her insurance has contacted me and taken full blame on her behalf.

How's the self employment going for you?

Aye, insurance...…..they're just out to hump everyone!

 

Self employment is great now I'm back working for a big company......it wasn't for me!

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Main thing is your ok, if you have the right to buy the salvage back, l would be very interested in then buying it off you, l WOULD put the engine and box and running gear in one of my Cortinas.

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This advert on Ebay might be of use to either Glenn or if someone buys the salvege.

 

 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-W108-W109-W113-W112-W111-Parts-restoration/173996656866?hash=item28830248e2:g:H2sAAOSwkVxbETNr

 

Cheers

Steve

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ups sorry to hear that,

though i m not into Merceds i just had a nose at German and Austrian adverts, parts are not too expensive, but problem will be shipping!

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