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remember this?

Post by Mercmad » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 5:55 pm

A lot of folks have seen this pic repeated around the web,many claim it's staged shot. Well it wasn't. The owner parked it 30 plus years ago outside,where this famous shot was taken.
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...and then decided he wanted Mark at Ranchomerced to restore it ...then left it there...
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 9:53 pm

...and then decided he wanted Mark at Ranchomerced to restore it ...then left it there...
So what next? Has Mark become the owner of the car? If the original owner dropped it there to be restored and work was commenced but the owner could not be contaced to pay the bill, would the restorer then claim the car as payment for work done? :whistle: :dontknow:
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Re: remember this?

Post by Mercmad » Sun 01 Dec, 2013 11:09 pm

No He moved his gull wing resto business to Hawaii,of all places .Mark was saying on the 190SL site,that owner asked him to pour oil into the engine and try and start it. He refused . The chassis is so rusty that it will require a whole new unit to be built...so basically chassis #155 is a write off for now.
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Re: remember this?

Post by TheMadRacoon » Mon 02 Dec, 2013 6:36 am

Darn, so that's where I left it!
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