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Michael Gilligan12/06/2021 22:02:04
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Even if it was affordably cheap, this would still be disappointing

... but, at the listed price crying 2

**LINK**

https://drivetribe.com/p/mercedes-unveils-weathered-mercedes-D-iZ74VYT6-6R6FdcSPWiw

MichaelG.

Steviegtr12/06/2021 22:07:17
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Wonder it does not have a parking ticket.

Steve.

Nigel Graham 212/06/2021 22:53:10
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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?

Ady113/06/2021 08:15:46
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Dinky would make it for a fiver

KWIL13/06/2021 10:06:27
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So good german engineering rusts rather well in actual practice, which of course we already know.

Nigel Graham 213/06/2021 10:19:41
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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 113/06/2021 10:53:58
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 13/06/2021 10:19:41:

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.

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 Halford13/06/2021 13:33:30
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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.

ega13/06/2021 14:08:05
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I must be missing something as I can't see anything "gorgeous" about the headlights.

SillyOldDuffer13/06/2021 14:25:11
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 13/06/2021 10:19:41:

I'd love to know the thinking behind it. ...

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.

Dave

old mart13/06/2021 14:49:08
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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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