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I know I don’t speak for everyone, probably not for most , very good chance just for me but this is becoming embarrassing.

It’s just a guy selling a car, and a nice one at that.
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I have never ever seen bw members actively try to hurt someone’s sale of their w126, Till now .
I’m quite ashamed and disappointed to see this is what fellow w126 owners want to do to another owner .

Poopooing a car ad here amongst ourselves is one thing , but poopooing it where it’s being sold and can reduce the sales price is nothing more then bitter jealousy. You can spin it however you like , such as trying to educate the buyers as to what they are getting into , but not a single person here is a legitimate bidder on this car and it’s all jealousy .

People can polish up their cars all they want , there is no substitute for low mileage originality . That’s why this car is now at $40,000
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Hear hear!
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I think it's a combination of a good economy and they reached the 25 year mark and they are damned good cars that have been under the radar for a long time. BAT played no small role.
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All the 80s iconic European cars have taken off in value. First it was the Porsches , then the early bmw m3 and m6 , then the r107 SL , now the w126.
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Dick waving is a thing. Now with worldwide internet exposure!
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I have never ever seen bw members actively try to hurt someoneís sale of their w126, Till now .
Iím quite ashamed and disappointed, but not a single person here is a legitimate bidder on this car and itís all jealousy .
People can polish up their cars all they want , there is no substitute for low mileage originality . Thatís why this car is now at $40,000
Amen. This car is at $40k despite some people here trying to hinder this guys auction.
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None of the comments are going to hinder this auction or any other. People who know the cars see what they see and bid accordingly. Revealing or critical comments are not going to make people reconsider placing a bid. Suggesting that people are jealous and purposely attempting to torpedo an auction by posting negative comments is laughable. That's totally bogus and simply won't happen. This isn't the playground at preschool.

For that matter, there have been times when critical comments have revealed issues that either the seller or a bidder was not aware of. Now they are, and can deal with the situation as they feel the need. There have even been instances on BAT where commenters have brought things to light that exposed cars that were not properly represented. Their intent wasn't to kill the auction, it was to flag something that wasn't represented properly. I would be grateful for this if I was a potential bidder.

For example - how's about W140 wiring harness insulation, or potentially failing AC evaporators in W124s? We know these issues all too well, but not every bidder might have that depth of knowledge or have gone to the trouble to research the car they're interested in. Now they know and with that additional information can consider it along with their potential purchase.

As Ralph pointed out, picking nits is a part of the auction process. Like he stated, I've learned a great deal about other cars by watching and reading the comments. When I have made comments or observations on auctions, whether I was a direct participant or not, they have been based on direct experience and are intended to point out issues, both good and bad, of the subject.

People really need to unknot their shorts and stop rending their clothes over this. Really.
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The fellas from 500e board also chimed in. Seems they have their own thread to nit pick. ...let the guy sell his car... Who ever bids to win knows what he is getting into and let's just see what happens.

I'm just happy this will raise the value of mycars I plan to never sell anyways...

But I'm open to offers on the sec. U hear
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I am just glad I found an SEC literally the moment I got back from China (thanks to some members here who pointed it out). The prices on the coupes will continue to rise and that was making me nuts. Now I can relax and just breeeeaaatthhhh.

With the kind of money the car in question is now up to I think the final owner will have the kind of pockets where he doesn't care if he will have to drop 10 grand into maintenance costs (and no doubt, he will). The car will end up in a garage and driven 100 miles a year, at best. To me that is a shame, but deep pocketed folks have to buy something for fun.
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