I saw that car at Leavenworth last year... amazing looking car!
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!
Amazing pick up man, that thing looks super aggressive! Congrats, one day if you find it missing it wasn't me who took it
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!
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.
This thing is screaming for a Nardi wheel
Wow But that interior is totally killing it for me
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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.