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#10383 of 11402 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:55 am)
Anybody remember the "Married with Children" episode where Al Bundy leased a "Testica?"
#10384 of 11402 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 26, 2013 (11:59 am)
I am sure it is a pig to drive, but would go nice with a pastel colored casual suit
Probably better off to find a custom C126 with cheese grater rear quarter trim.
#10385 of 11402 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:01 pm)
I wonder how many of these widebody 80s Benzes survived? There has to be only a handful of these ever built, maybe in the low hundreds worldwide?
#10386 of 11402 Re: . [lemko]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:02 pm)
I think it ended up being a lemon. I also seem to remember him winning a ~88 Mustang convertible, which only appeared in one or two episodes.
#10387 of 11402 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:04 pm)
Very few. Low production and I bet many were neglected. I'd love to have one though. When I was maybe 12 years old, something like that was a real dream car.
#10388 of 11402 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:10 pm)
I recall another episode where Al would take luxury cars for an extended test drive. In the beginning of the episode, you saw him at the light in a Mercedes S-Class. Later on in the episode, he had a Lincoln Town Car.
#10389 of 11402 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:13 pm)
Just like you can see many 90s imports nowadays with mismatched and cracked body kits, mismatched wheels, tacky glued on accessories, etc...
When import tuning was all the rage in the 90s I knew that in 15-20 years we will be seeing neglected "import projects" like this, in the same way that in the early 90s you could see many neglected "project" american cars like 70s and 80s Camaros, Mustangs, etc.. with bondo, miscolored body panels, etc....
However with these Benzes I can imagine they're neglected but you see very few on the road (I'm talking about the wide body kit models) as they're most likely sitting in people's garages hiding.
#10390 of 11402 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:16 pm)
When I lived in my old neighborhood, there was a lady with a metallic green wide-body C-Class that was all blinged out with chrome and gold-plated add-on trim. It was about the tackiest Mercedes I have ever seen. Fintail would shudder if he'd have seen it!
#10391 of 11402 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:25 pm)
Those custom cars will suffer a different neglect. They sold to people so wealthy, when they were tired of the car they didn't sell them on, just relegated them to a dusty corner of the compound. So, many cars might still be intact today, just need to be reconditioned to get back on the road.
Here's an AMG SEC that comes to the local MB show each year, and gets some attention. Not a widebody, but still a period style:
#10392 of 11402 Re: . [lemko]
Feb 26, 2013 (12:27 pm)
I think I remember that too, along with the Town Car.
The constant references to the German cars of the Rhoads/D'Arcys were also funny.