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Don't see all that many of this generation Firebird anymore:

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 The cover has been slipping off this rounded beauty for a few years, it's in tatters now. Curious how rotted it may be. '53 Special hardtop coupe :

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

mercedes C or E wrapped in 'shit fly' green chrome vinyl

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Are you sure that is a C or E and not a shit fly green A? So hard to tell on their whole product line. WOW, that is harsh on the eyes.

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10 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Are you sure that is a C or E and not a shit fly green A? So hard to tell on their whole product line. WOW, that is harsh on the eyes.

Definitely an E-class...very distinct taillight shape and side creases...

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3 minutes ago, balthazar said:

From the rear it could just as well be a toyoter or hyundai; supremely generic.

Nah, it's got the 3 pointed star...

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Nice weather today... saw a clean dark gray w/ gray top '90-92 Cadillac Brougham.   Also saw the rustiest Ford Explorer I've ever seen..a brown '98-01 5dr.   Big chunks out of the lower doors, like 5-6 inches missing and crusty edges..same w/ the rear quarter, with rust from the wheel arch on the left side extending back to the fuel door.  Rear hatch bottom rusty...  no license plate. 

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Calling for 3 to 8 inches of snow tonight on top of the 7 we already got, everything is white, where did all the autos go? :P 

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13 hours ago, dfelt said:

Calling for 3 to 8 inches of snow tonight on top of the 7 we already got, everything is white, where did all the autos go? :P 

wowza... meanwhile another sunny 50 degree day here in Cleveland...this is a very strange January so far...

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4 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

wowza... meanwhile another sunny 50 degree day here in Cleveland...this is a very strange January so far...

Some areas got almost 2 feet of snow last night with others just a dusting and we are in a freezer for temps. LOL

Now all the auto's are brown messes. :P 

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Had to make an airport run this afternoon, saw a gray-blue new BMW 8 series coupe parked in the valet line, coated w/ salt and winter ick.   Looks like a 15+ Mustang that's been made heavier and uglified.   

Also saw in my neighborhood an AWD Chevy Astro, lifted a bit with large tires..dark red and in very good shape.  

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Customer has an ‘07 MB SL550. He claimed it was a “$100K car”. I noted via examination that those silvery hood & fender ‘spears’ aren’t aluminum, but merely cheap plastic. Why was I not surprised.

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This past weekend saw plenty of Leafs, Tesla and various hybrids up T Steven's Pass Ski Area. Saw my first Bolt up in the snow, handled real well.

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41 minutes ago, dfelt said:

handled real well

But... you don't fit in it because of the white dash trim.  How do you know how it handled?

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2 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

But... you don't fit in it because of the white dash trim.  How do you know how it handled?

handled well because the one he saw wasn't in a ditch or crashed into another vehicle? 

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

Customer has an ‘07 MB SL550. He claimed it was a “$100K car”. I noted via examination that those silvery hood & fender ‘spears’ aren’t aluminum, but merely cheap plastic. Why was I not surprised.

In those days, starting MSRP for that car was $97,295.  The SL65 AMG retailed for about $190K.  Brand new, the customer is right.  Problem is is that the car was probably not worth $97K new.

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

But... you don't fit in it because of the white dash trim.  How do you know how it handled?

I do fit in it, you seen me in one. :P Just the Wife, ya know the other 50% of the couple equation hates the Black n White dash. :D 

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6 hours ago, dfelt said:

I do fit in it, you seen me in one. :P Just the Wife, ya know the other 50% of the couple equation hates the Black n White dash. :D 

Yes I saw your knees accidentally pushing buttons on the dash in the front seat, and I saw your knees pressed deep into the back of the front seat when shoehorned into the back seat.  Tanks fer the mammaries!

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Occasionally pass this house in the boonies on a way to a customers. They used to have a very solid '58 Ford 4-dr sedan, saw it here & there over the years, an obvious runner. They I saw it for sale, then way out in the backyard (deep property). Other day the '58 was not to be seen, but this lil Fowlcoon was there :

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Acura Legend today and an Oldsmobile Aurora which was a surprise.

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