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Amazing we were all pickering over a $7k authentic wide body which (at the time) was unregisterable in CA.


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I think that silver car in that thread was flipped from $12k to $28k by some guy in Oregon . I don't think that one was ever $7k. It was a 5.6ece engine

$28k for that car was way overpriced, even with the repaint and refurbed wheels

I think we did note that the DuPont car , a 6.0sohc Widebody was easily worth $30-35k in 2011
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126...e-jack-23.html

This rmsothebys car is a 6.0dohc, the holy grail. So any sale price under $40k will be a steal. It could possibly go much higher though
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Amazing we were all pickering over a $7k authentic wide body which (at the time) was unregisterable in CA.

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126...kyle-jack.html
Which is why I jumped all over the CA-legal 6.0 WB earlier this year.

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I'm a fan of Widebodys. The car that's the subject of this thread is pretty damn stunning - and the 6.0 DOHC engine is the cream of the crop. But of all of the WB exterior color schemes I've seen, I find the darker ones the most appealing. Besides that dark just looks better on the WB (IMHO)I think it has to do with the fact that when the body is light colored (and I especially feel that this applies to the color silver) it overemphasizes the generally dark space between the edges of the fenders/wheel cutouts (meaning the whole edge of the entire wheel arch/cutout from end to end) and the lip of the rims (assuming we're talking about silver lipped rims). I think that this results in the cutouts looking too big - and as if they don't "hug" the wheels/tires enough which, in turn, makes the body look like it's sitting too high. I get that the extent to which a car has been lowered can minimize this. But there's still a large "gap" where the arches open out from a simple circular shape at the ends where they're closest to the road that lowering can't compensate for. Look at the pic of the silver car below and maybe you'll get what I'm trying to describe. The other one's a pic of my WB. It's not a straight on side shot of mine, and mine's probably a touch more lowered than the silver one, but my point is that since my whole car is dark colored, the size of the gap between wheels and body - especially at the bottoms of the arches - is less noticeable.

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Any Widebody FTW!

I'll trade my SEC even if it's pink.
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I agree with Marco any widebody "is good" but the dark paint does give it that more aggressive and mystique stance and blends any of the panel joins and wheel gap a bit better than the light colours
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Bull dookie... that's the longest post you've made in the last three years.
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Your perception about these being "common" in the states is highly flawed. I wish these were more widely available but they are still very rare especially the 6.0

It only seems that these are common because whenever they get imported from Japan they usually get posted here first since these forums are where the enthusiasts are at which will stir up the most interest.

I'll be attending the auction in January. Anybody else thinking of going?
I'll be bidding via the Internet .
All benzworld and other forum bidders really should
Get together via pm so we don't end up bidding against each other
And raising the price . I know that's probably impossible and someone from gerrys forum will raise the price just to spite us

I have no problem stating I'm willing to bid up to $30,000 for this. If someone plans to bid more let me know so we can coordinate strategy
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I agree with Marco any widebody "is good" but the dark paint does give it that more aggressive and mystique stance and blends any of the panel joins and wheel gap a bit better than the light colours
This black car looks great! One of these with a similarly souped up engine would be just fine. I agree with KRH, the darker cars look much better. That Mona, she's a looker!

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I agree with Road house! Haven't seen a pink one, but that Padgett Red Koening Special that appears from time to time is my Dream Car.

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I'm a fan of Widebodys. The car that's the subject of this thread is pretty damn stunning - and the 6.0 DOHC engine is the cream of the crop. But of all of the WB exterior color schemes I've seen, I find the darker ones the most appealing. Besides that dark just looks better on the WB (IMHO)I think it has to do with the fact that when the body is light colored (and I especially feel that this applies to the color silver) it overemphasizes the generally dark space between the edges of the fenders/wheel cutouts (meaning the whole edge of the entire wheel arch/cutout from end to end) and the lip of the rims (assuming we're talking about silver lipped rims). I think that this results in the cutouts looking too big - and as if they don't "hug" the wheels/tires enough which, in turn, makes the body look like it's sitting too high. I get that the extent to which a car has been lowered can minimize this. But there's still a large "gap" where the arches open out from a simple circular shape at the ends where they're closest to the road that lowering can't compensate for. Look at the pic of the silver car below and maybe you'll get what I'm trying to describe. The other one's a pic of my WB. It's not a straight on side shot of mine, and mine's probably a touch more lowered than the silver one, but my point is that since my whole car is dark colored, the size of the gap between wheels and body - especially at the bottoms of the arches - is less noticeable.

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I agree with Marco any widebody "is good" but the dark paint does give it that more aggressive and mystique stance and blends any of the panel joins and wheel gap a bit better than the light colours
Agreed, there is something about how the darker paint handles the fenders.
Though I must say its refreshing to see a WB that isn't black or Blauschwarz
(Regardless, lowphats example is one of my favorites):
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