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    Thread: 1982 Mercedes 500se AMG, swing low sweet Kampfwagen.

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      04-10-2012 12:08 AM #26
      I saw that car at Leavenworth last year... amazing looking car!

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      04-11-2012 10:02 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by QWKDTSN View Post
      Hey, I know that car. I know Lucky (used to live in the same town) and hung out with him at his shop once or twice and at car meets. Cool car. I was sad when he sold it, so I'm very glad it's in good hands!
      Awesome, I'm in Sequim. Where were you?

      I think I've found that the tranny issue is the K2 seals, very cheap parts but I have to tear down the tranny to replace them. I didnt think I'd be this deep into this early, but I knew full well what buying a 30yr old grey market autobahn missile entails so I'm looking forward to learning the car inside and out.

      In the meantime I nabbed a tranny from an '86 420SEL to throw in it while I repair the original.

      I need to get more pics!

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      04-19-2012 01:20 AM #28
      I lived in Port Angeles for 5.5 years.

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      04-19-2012 01:57 AM #29
      Amazing pick up man, that thing looks super aggressive! Congrats, one day if you find it missing it wasn't me who took it
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    5. 04-19-2012 02:35 AM #30
      I'd just like to say this is probably the best thread title TCL has seen in some time.

    6. 04-19-2012 02:46 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      You know Wagen doesn't = wagon right?
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      what's the retail on that?
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      04-23-2012 09:14 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by QWKDTSN View Post
      I lived in Port Angeles for 5.5 years.
      Awesome, just right up the street. It's unfortunate that it looks like the city planners big idea is to let it die instead of bring in new business.


      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      Amazing pick up man, that thing looks super aggressive! Congrats, one day if you find it missing it wasn't me who took it
      Thanks. It is super aggressive, aggressive throttle tip in, aggressive shifts, aggressive sound. Its my big, soft muscle car.


      Quote Originally Posted by fizay View Post
      I'd just like to say this is probably the best thread title TCL has seen in some time.
      Thanks, right off the cuff!

      Found that the trans. doesnt have any issues, its so aggressively geared that it rarely uses first, and even when it does it gone in a split second. I think eventually il gear it up when I get an LSD.

      Took her to Seattle/Issaquah this weekend, about a 3hr trip, and she performed flawlessly. At 70mph its right above 3000rpm. Surprisingly it gets about 20mpg doing this and im happy with that because its much better than I thought it would be at those revs. The Benz had to put a hurting on a MK4 Jetta that was adhered to my rear bumper, but other than that there were tons of beautiful rides and many thumbs ups traded back and forth.

      There were tons and tons of awesome cars out this weekend, top honors are a tie between a flat brown/gold wheeled Murcielago SV (at home depot no less) and the R8GT we saw at breakfast in Redmond. All in all, great weekend.

      Ill have some nice pics for you guys soon, just have to spot correct some issues and find a locale.

      Thanks for the kind words!

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      04-24-2012 09:31 AM #33
      Great car, great find

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      04-24-2012 09:53 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by dumkopf View Post
      You know Wagen doesn't = wagon right?
      I do. that's why it's Kampflastwagen.
      wagon/truck/rig in german is 'lastwagen'

      panzerwagen would probably be more accurate, but that means 'armored car'
      there really is no proper translation for 'battle wagon' in German.
      Krieglastwagon doesn't sound too good either.

      Though, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.

      Perhaps, Sonderwagen? Radpanzer? Sonderschutzfahrzeug?

      the problem with those words is that it implies 'armor' and not 'battle'

      German is a very literal language... though, in the same vein that I use 'Dreadnaught' for the 'UK' sticker... I guess Panzerwagen would be the best alternative... sometimes I just want to be a bit different.

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      04-24-2012 12:10 PM #35
      Yup I recognize this car, I know I have pics of it somewhere.


      Care to share how much you stole it for?
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      04-24-2012 04:23 PM #36
      definitely remember seeing this around online

      nice grab

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      04-24-2012 09:22 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post
      Yup I recognize this car, I know I have pics of it somewhere.


      Care to share how much you stole it for?
      Lets just say I bought some AMG wheels with a sweet car attatched to 'em...


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      04-24-2012 11:39 PM #38
      This thing is screaming for a Nardi wheel
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      04-25-2012 01:37 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      This thing is screaming for a Nardi wheel
      We're on the same page.

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      06-27-2012 10:50 PM #40
      Bumping up my old thread to update it with some pics from the Leavenworth WA cruise and Bothell WA Old School Reunion.












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      06-30-2012 11:00 AM #43
      Not sure how I feel about that rack

      How is driving something that long being that low?
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      06-30-2012 11:02 AM #44
      all roof racks should be stacked and burned


      otherwise, looks great
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    20. 06-30-2012 11:03 AM #45
      psssst, he has bikes on his bike rack

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      06-30-2012 11:48 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Heathcliff Huxtable View Post
      all roof racks should be stacked and burned


      otherwise, looks great
      For 99% of people that have them, they serve a purpose.
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      06-30-2012 01:48 PM #47
      Yeah guys, I don't know if you noticed, but I had bikes on it. To, you know, ride around Leavenworth. The show took up the whole town and I didnt feel like walking all day. The rack isn't on the car now. I happen to love the way racks look on cars, they also show me who has a common interest in biking, and I got that Yakima rack with 4 bike rails, deflector, and a kayak attachment for $20! I love racks! And I don't see a valid reason not to. Unless we're talking about those kids that throw them on for no reason..... different story.

      As for the low, it's not bad at all. There are aome crazy parking lot entrances I have to avoid but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

      The interior is a project, it looks better now.... It wasnt too clean in the pics, but with a new steering wheel and seats she'll be just fine.

    23. 02-24-2014 07:05 PM #48
      I have a 82 Mercedes 500se amg i think its the only one in California i am trying to sell it. It only has 95,015 original miles let me know if interested.

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      02-24-2014 08:15 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by ccheney View Post
      I have a 82 Mercedes 500se amg i think its the only one in California i am trying to sell it. It only has 95,015 original miles let me know if interested.
      Good job on bringing this one back from the dead!

    25. 02-24-2014 09:14 PM #50
      OP: I see you still have the 126 listed in your profile. What's the status?

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