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post #161 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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The final chapter is being written. The car just went live on BAT. Hoping it goes to an enthusiastic new owner.

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post #162 of 170 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 03:34 PM
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Jeff, good luck with the sale! I hope it goes to a good home.

Sad to see you go, hopefully you pop by every now and again, to say hi and to get some inspiration for your next project (or extra sadness to have let this one go, LOL).
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The final chapter was finished yesterday as the car was picked up by the shipping company. The car is going to an enthusiast owner in Jamestown NY.
I appreciate everyone's comments on the auction, especially @slownrusty I think the final number was fair and both the buyer and myself are happy.
Owning the car was certainly and experience and an education. I want to thank everyone that helped me along the way and the fellow owners I got to meet in person. I will log on occasionally and contribute where I can. Wish all of you the best with your cars and projects. If you have any questions about my experience with BAT or the process, feel free to PM me.
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post #164 of 170 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 06:42 AM
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Well done, maybe we will see them on here some time.

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Fantastic looking car! Sad to se it go.
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this thread should be a sticky

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this thread should be a sticky
Not trying to diminish the value of the thread, but I am wondering why should it be a sticky? Is it pertaining to the R&R of a particular system or component?
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It's a great reference thread for a lot of detailed diy the owner performed on his car himself.

And I've always wanted to say that
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Quite sad after that well documented journey you experienced and learn't a lot along the way and got to the end result with a nice looking and well running coupe you did not get to enjoy the end game and keep her.
Paint work repair is an easy DIY challenge as far as i am concerned and gauging by your expert work on the coupe i believe you would have easily adapted to fixing those issues at low cost.
Oh well its gone now and thoroughly enjoyed your enthusiasm and can do attitude and well put together thread and hope you return one day with another project

I have owned my white coupe for over 10yrs now and i still can't get enough of her and after a working week driving in a modern work car (Hi-Lux dual cab 4x4 turbo diesel) i am "always" itching to jump into the coupe for a spin on the weekend (except if its a rainy day as my none of my W126's have ever seen rain since i have owned them)
I will busting my balls to ensure i get my black 560 coupe re-licensed and back on the road this year after owning that for 7yrs
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It was sad to see a sound low mileage coupe with such devoted mechanical attention and in a really good color go for little more than half its potential value. But, the dash repair was the fly in the ointment IMO. The headliner should have been fixed, small body issues, and those heinous wheels discarded, but in the end, without a solution to the dash cracks it would not have brought its full potential.
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