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Will do. I'm clearing a spot in my garage between the 6.9 and the SLC. Will post pics upon arrival. [:)]
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Autobahnfahrer: If you got it for ~$5000, you are
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Autobahnfahrer: If you got it for ~$5000, you are
very lucky! (but you are probably already aware of that...)

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yea. Plus, that is one beautiful car. Those are beautiful MB's. I love those MB coupes.

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Dan,

Look at the first photos that I posted and these as well and tell me if you see a problem in extraction.

The battery is long dead...I don't know if it would start with a fresh battery as it has not been driven in 12 years. LOOK at how the front wheels are turned. When I last parked the car a dozen years ago I cocked the wheels to the left. Since the steering mechanism (power steering) depends on a running engine how will we be able to pull the car from the garage? As you can see the right side of the car is close to the garage wall. By lifting the rear end and pulling the car....well it will drift into the garage. Any ideas?
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By the way, the dirt spots you see on the car is just that. No scratches in the paint.
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Actually, he is getting it for free. Only what it will cost him to ship it home.
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Dan,

Look at the first photos that I posted and these as well and tell me if you see a problem in extraction.

The battery is long dead...I don't know if it would start with a fresh battery as it has not been driven in 12 years. LOOK at how the front wheels are turned. When I last parked the car a dozen years ago I cocked the wheels to the left. Since the steering mechanism (power steering) depends on a running engine how will we be able to pull the car from the garage? As you can see the right side of the car is close to the garage wall. By lifting the rear end and pulling the car....well it will drift into the garage. Any ideas?
Jack up the front of the car with a hydraulic jack and turn the wheels with the steering wheel. It won't be as easy without the power assist but you can do it.

In fact, if you inflate the tires, you can do it without jacking up the car, but it would be cleaner with the car lifted. I assume you have the ignition key? (Don't know if the 68 has a steering-wheel lock)




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Dan,

Look at the first photos that I posted and these as well and tell me if you see a problem in extraction.

The battery is long dead...I don't know if it would start with a fresh battery as it has not been driven in 12 years. LOOK at how the front wheels are turned. When I last parked the car a dozen years ago I cocked the wheels to the left. Since the steering mechanism (power steering) depends on a running engine how will we be able to pull the car from the garage? As you can see the right side of the car is close to the garage wall. By lifting the rear end and pulling the car....well it will drift into the garage. Any ideas?
Jack up the front of the car with a hydraulic jack and turn the wheels with the steering wheel. It won't be as easy without the power assist but you can do it.

In fact, if you inflate the tires, you can do it without jacking up the car, but it would be cleaner with the car lifted. I assume you have the ignition key? (Don't know if the 68 has a steering-wheel lock)


Yes, I have the ignition key. But since the battery is stone dead will turning the key in the ignition do anything?

This afternoon I tried to turn the steering wheel (admitedly with the ignition off) and it felt locked...not a spongy resistance but a sharp hard one. Maybe Dan can jack up the front and put a couple of trolleys under the front tires so that the car can back out straight.

The hand brake was NOT on so there is no chance of a seizure there. Not since cars came with "P" have I ever used a hand brake.
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On my similar model, I needed the ignition key to unlock the steering wheel. Didn't need to start the car. Just turned the key to ON and rotated the steering wheel slightly, and it would unlock. Does that work?

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Trolleys might work but aren't you trying to get this onto a flatbed?
Better off straightening the wheels in that case..

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