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    FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    Wow, salvage designation because of hail damage.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    That looks like it was a pretty nice car to be totaled but I can't see much in the photos.

    A new hood and trunk lid would probably take out 80% of the damage. I guess new paint put it over the top.

    Sure looks fixable. Someone could have a nice car for the right price.
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    1992 500e at South Dallas Copart Auction

    I ran across this listing today, and thought someone might want to check it out.

    https://www.copart.com/lot/31437136/ Apparently you don't need a dealer's license in TX, or at least one is not required to bid on this car. The ad says it has hail damage, but I couldn't clearly see any in the photos.

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    Re: 1992 500e at South Dallas Copart Auction

    I see someone posted this back in August. I wonder what it was bid up to last time. Seems odd to hold it so long before relisting.

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    Re: 1992 500e at South Dallas Copart Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by roadster27 View Post
    I see someone posted this back in August. I wonder what it was bid up to last time. Seems odd to hold it so long before relisting.
    I was in the area back in September and tried to see the car but after registering in their system they gave the runaround about the car being in limbo...waiting on a salvage title from the insurance company...cannot have access to the car. Sounds like shenanigans to me. I never did get to see it.

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    Re: 1992 500e at South Dallas Copart Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix127 View Post
    I was in the area back in September and tried to see the car but after registering in their system they gave the runaround about the car being in limbo...waiting on a salvage title from the insurance company...cannot have access to the car. Sounds like shenanigans to me. I never did get to see it.
    Sounds like an Auction "Insider" had visions of "Flipper" in his head... Must be nice getting the first look at everything coming in the door..!
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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    I just watched the auction. Some bidder from Poland paid $10K for it. I wouldn't be surprised to see it listed again next week, but maybe it's legit.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    $10K. Holy moly. I remember it wasn't too long ago when these things were going for 3-4K.


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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    My guess is someone just "stole" a car that should never have been salvaged in the first place. But that's just a guess.

    I hope the owner joins this Board.

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    Re: FS: 1992 500E, Pearl Black / Black, 142kmi, Copart salvage auction (Dallas, TX)

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    $10K. Holy moly. I remember it wasn't too long ago when these things were going for 3-4K.
    $3-$4k was with accident damage and wrinkled sheet metal. This one appears straight and undamaged, but still, $10k seems high for a salvage auction... but wasn't there one last year with real damage that went for even more? Makes you wonder if these deals ever consummate.


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