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So much want for the SAAB, and it's so close to me. Now how to make it a legit instant write off?
My Mum bought her first SAAB in 1983, a 5 door 900 GL. I've always liked them. She had 3 or 4 of them until we finally convinced her a Benz was a better choice. Every one of them blew a head gasket at some point, they never overheated or misbehave but one day at a service or oil check the tell tales would be there.
The pick of the bunch was a 1991 3 door 900 EMS 16V. That car handled so so well.
Office furniture - a mobile meeting room for clients. It's under the deductible threshold.
The Ford V4 is most unlikely to blow head gaskets.
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Lack of funds at present.
 

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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
 

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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?
 
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Pity the W123 300D Turbo was never sold in Australia.
It was sold in the U.S. however.

I have heard of a 300D modded with a turbocharger.
What I do not know, is if lower compression pistons are desirable with a diesel engine, if a turbo is installed.

Do the American 300D, and the American 300D Turbo have different compression ratios?

Yes they do. The turbo motors are lower compression. And other mods, I think oilers in the rods and other misc stuff like different injectors.

Better to import a USA 300D with a rusty body and swap the running gear to a RHD chassis with bad motor.
 

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Hi Geoff, I very much like the exterior colour, and certainly the interior is most attractive to the eye - a nice, rich caramel, and in beautiful condition. Mileage - so so. Would I buy it ? No, not at that price, its condition not withstanding. Just think what other Benzes are available in that price range, and what other examples of a more desirable commodity can be sourced very easily. Witness Patrick's 430 S-Class as an example !

Think logically with a cold heart and your head. But, it is up to you. Regards Styria
 

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Actually Styria I am currently contemplating jumping back into property market by buying a house so . Really buying any new cars is low on essential list at present
 
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The first two are well priced, although I would take the 300SEL over the 280. Even though that 280 is in great shape and a great colour, the 300 is the much better car, even taking into account the M103's higher need for things like head gaskets over the M110. the last one could be a good car, but the seller would need to finish most of the work to command a price like that.
 

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I agree to all Bryce.
In the current state it is, the last car is only worth the same as the first 2.

What worries me, is that he seemed to spare no expense or time, but left what seems to be easy things undone.

The headlight wipers is of most concern, they take less than 5 mins to fit!

I would bet they don’t work, so he has left them off, so the new owner can try and sort it.
 
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I agree to all Bryce.
In the current state it is, the last car is only worth the same as the first 2.

What worries me, is that he seemed to spare no expense or time, but left what seems to be easy things undone.

The headlight wipers is of most concern, they take less than 5 mins to fit!

I would bet they don’t work, so he has left them off, so the new owner can try and sort it.

Reminds me of those ads where it’s says the AC just needs a regas to work. :D
 
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