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Posted 5/25/2008 1:47:41 AM
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Matt -- Awesome photos They're all (including the newspaper article) the Mercedes-based replica, right?

I'm pretty sure the 230 was offered in coupe form, so it wouldn't be hard to find a coupe. I know the later 300D was offered as a coupe -- I looked at one to buy back around 1999. Although I don't know how you'd feel about a diesel Car. Might seem kind of odd.

This is a 1962 300 SE coupe, with an automatic transmission, no less In-line 6-cylinder engine. In pristine condition like this its worth more as-is.

1973 400 SLC with a V8 automatic. Not sure how well the car's body lends itself to a replica. hmm

-Ryan
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Posted 8/28/2008 3:25:58 AM


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Hey all! Just got back from the Long Island Barris Show in NY. Had a great time...our good friend, Tony Wood was there, and let my wife Jill and I behind the ropes for a closer look at the cars. That's us(me in blue) standing in front of the '66 Batmobile. I hope to add more pics later.  Take care!

-Matt

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Posted 8/31/2008 4:44:23 AM
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Matt -- Did they have one of examples of The Car there?

-Ryan
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Posted 9/1/2008 5:09:37 PM


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Hey Rage! First off, thanks for posting all the examples of the Mercedes cars, very cool. But no...I'm afraid no one has a replica of THE CAR here in the states (that I know of anyway). The cars they had on display were a '66 Batmobile, Monkeemobile, General Lee, James Bond Astin Martin, Ghostbuster Ecto, Villa Riviera, KITT, KARR, & a couple other Barris creations.

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Posted 9/5/2008 5:14:23 AM
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Sure thing. NONE of those car replicas were stateside builds? Seems kinda odd considering the following Barris (and custom cars in general!) has here.

I know the later 300D was offered as a coupe

Clarification, the specific model was the 300CD. 'C' for coupe. It was offered from 1978 to 1985. Example:

I've owned two diesel Mercedes, which I probably mentioned earlier: a 1975 300D (the first year of the 300D, a 3-liter I-5 diesel) and a 1981 300SD. Both were sedans, the latter was quite large, on par with a Lincoln Town Car. The first car's frame was probably too small for a project like this, but more specifically I think the engine would have been underpowered.

For 1977 till the end of its run the 300D/240D's bodystyle was different. The 240D was identical but had a 2.4-liter I-4 diesel engine.

A 380 SEC or 500 SEC (both had the body, but different engines) seems like it'd be more fitting for the project. 500 SEC shown:



-Ryan
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Posted 1/26/2009 4:25:33 PM
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TONY (2/21/2008)
HI MATT,
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THIS PICTURE, BUT I FOUND IT THIS MORNING IN MY FILES.
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Whoa! How did i miss this picture? I wonder which is the steel car that wasn't destroyed in the filming?

-Ryan
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Posted 1/30/2009 4:35:10 PM


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TONY (2/21/2008)
HI MATT,
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THIS PICTURE, BUT I FOUND IT THIS MORNING IN MY FILES.
TONY
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Whoa! How did i miss this picture? I wonder which is the steel car that wasn't destroyed in the filming?

Hey Rage! Tony believes the middle one wasa the actual movie CAR. Great photo, eh?

Tony may have also found me a donor car at last! I'll post more pics soon.

-Matt

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Posted 3/12/2009 4:53:53 PM


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Well, here it is.....finally! Thanks to Tony Wood for finding it for me, my project MarkIII for building a replica of THE CAR is now a reality. It's in CA right now, and I hope to take delivery of it soon.

Once I get it here, I will be starting on its deconstruction, and will be posting pics as I go....after all, Jack loves pics, right?

Hope all is well with everyone...it's good to be back!!

-Matt

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Posted 3/12/2009 6:43:34 PM


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Yep... 

Congrats!!!

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Posted 3/12/2009 9:32:36 PM
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Exciting

Were a lot of photos taken of the original as Barris built it? I've seen two or three on here, but I'd imagine you'd want a lot of them if you were going to retroengineer one..

-Ryan
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