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Posted 10/31/2006 8:40 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
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On Authenticity

Published: October 29, 2006

IN the world of classic cars, authenticity is everything. When a serious collector endeavors to restore a car, every lug nut must be original, or at least correct. Every stitch of the upholstery must look as it did from the factory (or, more commonly, look better than it did from the factory).

Not only that, but the car should possess a rich and glorious history, with a paper trail to prove it. For an automobile to catch the eye of a concours judge, it would ideally have been locked away in a climate-controlled bank vault except for the brief time when its owner, Stirling Moss, was driving it to victory at Le Mans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/29/automobiles/collectibles/29SCHLOCK.html
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Posted 11/1/2006 1:18 PM
Ed Mclass
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Vehicle(s): 1958 180a, 2010 GLK, 2000 G 500, 2005 SLK 350
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RE: On Authenticity

The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center has been a wonderful help in finding data cards, paint chips, etc. for restoration purposes. They are helpful with diagrams of electrical components as well. 1-866-622-5277.
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Posted 11/9/2006 12:43 PM
BenzDieselTuner

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i cant wait to check out the new MB museum and Classics center by Stuttgart........
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