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Posted: 5/30/2010 6:50:13 AM EDT
I picked this up.



What say ARFCOM?
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 6:51:42 AM EDT
I dig it.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 6:57:01 AM EDT
nice but why dont you have the best of both worlds and put a corvette drivetrain in it.. Talk about the ultimate sleeper.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 7:44:49 AM EDT
Nice!

450?
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:04:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
Nice!

450?


Yep, 1978 450 Sl 4.5 ltr V8 with 175,xxx miles!
Good compression and the tranny checks out.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:06:37 AM EDT
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?

Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:22:24 AM EDT
Nice.  But I prefer this '78 model.

Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:28:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 94TBlazer:
Nice.  But I prefer this '78 model.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/030409_1b.jpg


Well yeah...........me too! Slightly different price point!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:28:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Agilt:
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?


And a boarded up building.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:31:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Agilt:
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?


As a mechanic, that was the first thing I thought, too!!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:31:43 AM EDT
Old school! I like it!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:34:20 AM EDT
You can buy decent C5s for 12-15k.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:34:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2010 9:03:31 AM EDT by m-dc]
Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Originally Posted By Agilt:
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?


And a boarded up building.


There are a bunch of them out by Minneapolis/St Paul Intl, they were enlisted/officers quarters. Really cool old structures!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:37:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2010 9:05:07 AM EDT by m-dc]
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
You can buy decent C5s for 12-15k.


Sure, but you can get into a 450 SL for 5K!

This car is all metal (no filler) it is a repaint, has some dings but EVERYTHING on the car functions as it should.

Hey, it is a cheap V8  Roadster whats not to like?


BTW this is not a daily driver for me. captainpooby, it is on the list, it is merely a stepping stone................ultimately for me 68 427 drop top. But hey, roadsters are a hoot! Did I mention I have the hard top as well? Comes in handy on those winter nights lol!
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:47:48 AM EDT
I like the car, and can certainly appreciate another man's treasure, but I look at every car as if I personally have to work on it.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 8:55:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2010 9:05:51 AM EDT by m-dc]
Originally Posted By kevhogAZ:
I like the car, and can certainly appreciate another man's treasure, but I look at every car as if I personally have to work on it.


I wouldn't wrench on this car that much,Bosch Jetronic fuel injection, no thanks!  A buddy in the MB business.

Did you know that if, even as a second or 4th or 12th owner of an MB they will, at no cost

Fuel
Jump
Fix at flat
......regardless of year or mileage? I didn't.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 9:17:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2010 9:18:27 AM EDT by Krochus]
Originally Posted By kevhogAZ:
Originally Posted By Agilt:
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?


As a mechanic, that was the first thing I thought, too!!


Save money through buying a 30 year old MB

LOL that's like saying I couldn't afford a late model Cherokee (XJ) so I bought this 80's land rover instead because it was cheaper.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. . ... ......     ... ..to buy
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 4:24:38 PM EDT
If you drove that in the 80s WITH a cell phone stuck to your ear, you were a CEO or some big shot!
It is still cool. You don't ever see many around at all, so enjoy it and I'm sure you'll get plenty of looks in it.
As long as you enjoy it and it drives well, it sounds like you made a good purchase.
Link Posted: 5/30/2010 6:57:04 PM EDT
cool car.....but God help you when the AC evaporator blows out on you......
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 3:55:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ga41:
cool car.....but God help you when the AC evaporator blows out on you......


IMO heat and AC are not necessary for this cars purpose, but yeah, read the systems on 77 and 78's were a turd!

Link Posted: 5/31/2010 4:12:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ga41:
cool car.....but God help you when the AC evaporator blows out on you......



He's in MN, God help him when the heater core blows out.  
Link Posted: 5/31/2010 3:47:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 12:33:45 PM EDT



Originally Posted By 94TBlazer:


Nice.  But I prefer this '78 model.



http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/030409_1b.jpg


Not helping your case.  Try again.




 
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 4:37:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Agilt:
You couldn't afford a vette, so you got a 30 year old Mercedes instead?


Yea, very confusing.  How can anyone NOT afford a vette?
Link Posted: 6/1/2010 5:05:01 PM EDT
L
O
L

Srsly, WTF?  That car is gonna bankrupt your ass.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 6:17:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 94TBlazer:
Nice.  But I prefer this '78 model.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/030409_1b.jpg


enjoy the 200hp and 85mph speedo
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 7:32:10 AM EDT
74 450 SE 4dr here.

I have the 4.8 as well.   Not the greatest bottom end but these will move once you get them rolling.   They are built like a tank & the polished stainless trim is cool.

Mine was expensive to get the bugs worked out as it sat for 20 yrs.  

Perfect now & a pretty cool old guy car.   The it & finish is pretty amazing compared to domestic cars of that age & even todays new cars.
Link Posted: 6/2/2010 7:07:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 6:18:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
So you couldn't afford a Corvette, so you went and bought a money pit that has no bottom?

Nice car, but if you intend to drive it regularly you are going to find out one of the unavoidable truths of life, the most expensive car you will ever own is a Luxury car you bought cheap.


It has collectors plates, If I put 2000 a year on it I would be amazed!
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 6:19:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FRIGID:
74 450 SE 4dr here.

I have the 4.8 as well.   Not the greatest bottom end but these will move once you get them rolling.   They are built like a tank & the polished stainless trim is cool.

Mine was expensive to get the bugs worked out as it sat for 20 yrs.  

Perfect now & a pretty cool old guy car.   The it & finish is pretty amazing compared to domestic cars of that age & even todays new cars.


Lets see a pic, I obviously need a little support here!
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 6:25:51 AM EDT
Sweet back up car. You're gonna get all the cougars with that pimp ride........



But seriously, it is a cool old car. IMO
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 8:00:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By philspel:
Sweet back up car. You're gonna get all the cougars with that pimp ride........

But seriously, it is a cool old car. IMO


Just call me JR Ewing! (The show Dallas for all you youngsters)
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