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Nov 13, 2012 (10:52 am)
Spotted today - Renault Avantime, Peugeot 205 cabrio, pristine 205 sedan, low-rider 70s VW van, Lancia Thema, nice looking 80s Landcruiser with dual hood scoops (must be some turbodiesel thing).
#26810 of 29613 Re: . [fintail]
Nov 13, 2012 (10:45 am)
Didn't Pontons also come with a nice set of matched luggage that is extremely rare these days?
#26811 of 29613 Re: . [lemko]
Nov 13, 2012 (10:47 am)
All MB up through about 1965 (I think) could be ordered with fitted luggage. A nice complete set would be stupendously rare and sought after today, easily commanding 4 figures anyway, even for a sedan. I have a fintail brochure that shows a set - I think it was like 5 or 7 pieces, crazy.
Nov 13, 2012 (11:10 am)
Even the Gullwing (there is only one "Gullwing" in the world) had that luggage.
#26813 of 29613 Re: a new fuel filter [andre1969]
Nov 13, 2012 (3:40 pm)
I don't know where it is and since it only needs replacement every 30k, not sure I'll be replacing it.
Am planning on driving it a lot this winter, but after that, I'll probably sell it.
Everyone in the family has their stories of adventure or mishap in it, so it could involve some tears.
We will just have to see.
#26814 of 29613 I'd love to 'spot' this car...in my garage!
Nov 14, 2012 (8:26 am)
I saw this car in the flesh this summer, and while white doesn't wow me that much, the rest of the car does. I think this will show people who remember Studebaker for Larks and Scotsmen (?), some of the neat stuff they were cranking out near the end of South Bend production. (Generally, I do prefer the '64, with its smooth decklid and no insert, but I wouldn't throw this car out of my garage!). I'll be curious to see how high it goes...or doesn't.
Nov 14, 2012 (8:40 am)
Is a 'Ponton' the little four-door sedans of the mid-and late-'50's? I have a color photo of the Stude-Packard-MB dealer in my little hometown next to his '58 180 (I think) sedan...black with bright red leather inside. His son (now 83 years old) said it was his Dad's pride and joy.
#26816 of 29613 Re: I'd love to 'spot' this car...in my garage! [uplanderguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 14, 2012 (9:57 am)
Sweet car--in very fine shape and not replaceable /restorable at this bidding range. A GT Hawk of this quality and options should outbid an R2 Avanti. I'm guessing it could go $32500 to $35500.
#26817 of 29613 Re: Ponton [uplanderguy]
Nov 14, 2012 (10:31 am)
Yes, that's the one, rounded fenders (some call the series "round body", similar looks to a very early 50s American car). Was produced in some form from 1953-60. Although modern compared to what it replaced, was a vintage car compared to the fintails that replaced them. Slow, but huge build and materials quality.
Nov 14, 2012 (10:33 am)
Saw today - a few Peugeot 205, 2x Citroen Visa, 70s era Ford Transit, Hyundai Excel, 2CV. And I visited the Schlumpf Collection, saw a huge amount of odd and/or famous material.