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Let's assume the naïve approach: The car was part of a research project with or without modifications, and subject to test. If it is being sold is probably because the test failed and the project scrubbed.

Conclusion: NDG, stay the heck away.
Gotcha! I hope I'm not naive and honestly wouldn't trade this 1997 C-280 Sport for anything. I was just curious about the term and had never heard it before. I'm not sure that even if things were okeydokey I'd buy via eBay!

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Good question, I've never heard the term either. Why don't you post the eBay link so some of us can take a look?

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Good question, I've never heard the term either. Why don't you post the eBay link so some of us can take a look?
I believe it's been answered by several...and I do believe most of them have been drinking...something stronger than beer.

I'd like to now close this thread...

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