|Michael Gilligan||12/06/2021 22:02:04|
18325 forum posts
Even if it was affordably cheap, this would still be disappointing
... but, at the listed price
2141 forum posts
Wonder it does not have a parking ticket.
|Nigel Graham 2||12/06/2021 22:53:10|
|1608 forum posts|
I think the real crass-ness is provided by the combination of the model with the waffle below the photo..
They must have engaged the very best Branding & Marketing Consultants that the profits from over-priced cars can buy. . Where is Dilbert when you need him?
4562 forum posts
Dinky would make it for a fiver
|3401 forum posts|
So good german engineering rusts rather well in actual practice, which of course we already know.
|Nigel Graham 2||13/06/2021 10:19:41|
|1608 forum posts|
I'd love to know the thinking behind it. Using 'thinking' loosely, of course.
Why would a major builder of luxury cars celebrate one of its most prized models by depicting it so neglected it is nearly only fit for scrap? It just doesn't make sense.
I suppose if we asked Mecedes-Benz, we'd be either ignored or fobbed off with some pretentious, haughty "arty" twaddle best repeated in Private Eye magazine's Pseuds' Corner column.
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||13/06/2021 10:53:58|
|642 forum posts|
because as found, 'original', unmolested, looking like a heap of scrap is patina and considered desirable. At it's worst, they won't even wash off the dirt accumulated from sitting in a draughty shed for 40 years.....
|Dave Halford||13/06/2021 13:33:30|
|1590 forum posts|
With patina like that it should also have a spreading pool of fuel from the rusted out petrol tank and be running on 41/2 cylinders. You get repairs like that when
1. it's fell into the hands of it's last ever owner who can't afford it.
2. next stop is the scrap yard.
|2186 forum posts|
I must be missing something as I can't see anything "gorgeous" about the headlights.
7341 forum posts
Perhaps it refers to their famous reliability? The Middle East was once full of high-mileage Mercedes. Didn't do so well in the UK because we salt our roads in winter and British snow is nasty wet stuff that sprays up and under.
|old mart||13/06/2021 14:49:08|
|3185 forum posts|
I think that a huge ammount of time and effort went into aging that model. Whether it was worth it is always a matter of opinion, and I'm not going to make any comments.
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