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Re: bidders in car auctions (archive)

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Posted by Mark on October 12, 2001 at 16:39:42:

In Reply to: bidders in car auctions posted by mrdjsk on October 12, 2001 at 06:03:48:

i always have to wonder when bidders with a rating of "0" bid in ebay auctions for cars. it's their FIRST auction yet they have no qualms about bidding on an automobile! seems like a pretty big leap of faith & a bit fishy.

As an owner of an original 72 cs i don't have much input on this "salvage" . However i recently purchased a 1978 Mercedes Benz 280ce ,you know the Benz that is the Coupe, with the awesome twin cam mechanical fuel injection. When i bought the car for a 1000.00 dollars it came with a salvage title and the state (CO) required me to have a title search done before they would issue me a title in my name ,so i had the search done and it turned out that the salvage title was issued because somewhere along the way the front drivers fender was replaced ,i had the car examined and it was determined that the vehicle was not in any accident, so why the fender was replaced and a salvage title created is any ones guess. The guy who examined the car noted that the numbers all matched up, the Mercedes registry confirmed that the engine number was correct for the car and all. If changing out a fender makes a car a salvage then most cars older than 20 years would all be candidates.

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