Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Two things - whenever I see a car that old with "all original" miles, and I see my own odometer rolled past 99,999 at least twice, I question whether this is the case for others as well. Also, a car that's been in storage for 25 years (used sparingly? Now and again? As a museum piece?), I automatically think toward bad gas, rotted rubber pieces, a possibly siezed engine, or disintegrating transmission innards. My dad's got a 108 that was in storage (meaning he left it unused in his garage) for years, and the car's now in pretty bad shape.
After about 4 years of storage during deployments and overseas assignments, my own 108 needed a bunch of work and replacement parts to get her back to tip top shape.
In short, I have become wary of unused, all original miles cars as a result of my own experience.