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    FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Not sure if this the correct place for this, but thought I'd gauge the brain trust here to see if this is the "real deal"?

    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/...640520799.html

    Gotta love the verbiage:"Lovingly offered to the right buyer", OMG I think I just threw up in my mouth

    1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG - $35000 (North Vancouver)

    paint color: blue

    Lovingly offered to the right buyer.
    Rare 1990 300E German-built AMG. 24 valve motor. All original paint and interior. Zero accidents. No dents. As close to pristine as you can get in a lightly driven car.

    A favorite of the boys at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and the Georgia Hotel to show off in front of their establishment. A real eye-catcher and a real blast to drive.

    If you're looking for something to set you apart, this magnificent example of Mercedes engineering will surely do so.

    Serious inquiries only.

    $35,000 Firm

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    Re: 300E AMG?

    Yeah, just a regular 300E with some AMG Bodywork. Seeing as it's in Vancouver, I'd bet this is a Japan car.

    Not worth $35,000. Not even close.

    Also, this is a first for me:

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    Re: 300E AMG?

    All that's missing is a BS story about being driven through the Alps by a woman wearing a Gucci scarf and then, of course, some beach sand and seaweed in the seat cushions.
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    Re: 300E AMG?

    Quote Originally Posted by ace10 View Post
    All that's missing is a BS story about being driven through the Alps by a woman wearing a Gucci scarf and then, of course, some beach sand and seaweed in the seat cushions.
    Ace hits yet another one out of the park. Must be something in that Virginia water.


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    Re: FS: 1990300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k (North Vancouver, Canada)

    For sure a Japan car. If you look at the pic with the instrument cluster, on the far right you can see "EXH" in the idiot light row. The whole light would say EXH TEMP (or something like that...it means exhaust temperature). That's what Japan cars have instead of Check Engine. As far as I know, only Japan cars have that.

    It also has indicator lights on the fenders behind the wheels. That's not exclusive to Japan, but if you see a car in Vancouver with that (where there a lot of Japan imports), it probably came from Japan.

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    Re: FS: 1990300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k (North Vancouver, Canada)

    That's $35 CDN, or ~$26k USD at current exchange rates. Still a pile of money for what is likely a Japanese 124.031 with a body kit. Need a VIN to confirm the chassis / engine. (Edit: Melville is correct, the exhaust temp indicator in the cluster is a Japan-only feature.)

    What's with these JDM cars that have messed up odometers? Same thing on the other recent one here. I mean, I'm sure the Japan sellers or Canadian buyers would never do anything nefarious like roll back the odo.


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    Re: FS: 1990300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    What's with these JDM cars that have messed up odometers? Same thing on the other recent one here. I mean, I'm sure the Japan sellers or Canadian buyers would never do anything nefarious like roll back the odo.
    I was thinking the same thing. But even if it is legit mileage (which since it's in km it = 60k miles), that doesn't mean what it would in the US. In Japan's megacities, cars sometimes take hours to travel a few miles. So a "low mileage" car could have a huge amount of time idling in traffic.

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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Yep, its not a euro car, so probably a JDM car. Not enough details to determine if its built by AMG of Japan or not. The car pre-dates the inclusion of the AMG options in the VIN, so the VIN won't help determine its authenticity.

    If it had a 3.4l motor, I suspect it would be mentioned, a pretty important fact for a car being sold for 35k. I would also expect to see the added air intake hose on the OE airbox and a matching AMG logo on it for the 3.4l motor (early cars did not have this, later cars did. So a missing secondary air intake hose is not necessarily a sign that there is something wrong)

    Aside from the added AMG emblem on the duck wing, it appears to be all period correct. A nice looking example but without a 3.4l motor not worth anything near the asking price.
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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Thanks guys as always this is the spot to come to for the straight dope yup we get tons of JDM cars here so you really need to be wide awake.

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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    I'm surprised at the lack of discussion about the clearly-JDM one posted last week at auction in Boston with the (at least originally and likely currently) 3.4L motor and somewhat more AMG-correct stuff (briefly noted by gsxr above).

    More interesting than this one, no?
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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Thanks for the value-added commentary, 2Phast.

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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Quote Originally Posted by northNH View Post
    I'm surprised at the lack of discussion about the clearly-JDM one posted last week at auction in Boston with the (at least originally and likely currently) 3.4L motor and somewhat more AMG-correct stuff (briefly noted by gsxr above).

    More interesting than this one, no?
    Yes - if the other one really has a 3.4L engine, I would consider that to be a lot more interesting. This one seems to be a standard 124.031 with body kit. Neat car, but not particularly valuable, less so if it doesn't have Sport suspension or some other goodies hiding in the datacard. I'm curious about the paint color on this one, listing says it is blue, and in some photos it almost looks like 904 Midnight Blue. Hard to tell.


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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Quote Originally Posted by northNH View Post
    I'm surprised at the lack of discussion about the clearly-JDM one posted last week at auction in Boston with the (at least originally and likely currently) 3.4L motor and somewhat more AMG-correct stuff (briefly noted by gsxr above).

    More interesting than this one, no?
    Sometimes I miss posts for one reason or another. But I will chime in on the Copart car. AMG of Japan built 3.4l car, wide body, body kit (front bumper at least is not correct for the year), after market exhaust and after market wheels. My guess is that it is not a 88 due to interior and presence of M104 motor. AMG airbox minus the secondary air intake hose (I have see 3.4l with and without the hose), I also see the AMG decals in the engine bay and the presence of the AMG of Japan data plate confirming at least that it was a original 3.4l AMG of Japan build. Can't say much for the condition, but you should expect to be some issues, given its at Copart and you can't inspect or drive the car. Primary damage is listed as mechanical, could be minor or could be serious. Given that the M104 3.4l parts are NLA, I would be most concerned with the motor, but Copart does say it "Runs and Drives".

    If it were here local to me, I would at least go take a look, as it could be a good buy at 10k. Given it already has a PA title, registering it should not be an issue.
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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Maybe the car has this 172 kW AMG performance stage? Factory engine has 10 kW less.

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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2phast View Post
    Sometimes I miss posts for one reason or another. But I will chime in on the Copart car. AMG of Japan built 3.4l car, wide body, body kit (front bumper at least is not correct for the year), after market exhaust and after market wheels. My guess is that it is not a 88 due to interior and presence of M104 motor. AMG airbox minus the secondary air intake hose (I have see 3.4l with and without the hose), I also see the AMG decals in the engine bay and the presence of the AMG of Japan data plate confirming at least that it was a original 3.4l AMG of Japan build. Can't say much for the condition, but you should expect to be some issues, given its at Copart and you can't inspect or drive the car. Primary damage is listed as mechanical, could be minor or could be serious. Given that the M104 3.4l parts are NLA, I would be most concerned with the motor, but Copart does say it "Runs and Drives".

    If it were here local to me, I would at least go take a look, as it could be a good buy at 10k. Given it already has a PA title, registering it should not be an issue.
    Interesting on the airbox, I was always a bit more suspect of badge engineering when I saw a "3.4" sans box.


    can anyone tell if that copart car was a Mendel's garage example? I know they were having a Hell of a time selling some of their lesser JDM AMG cars.

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    Re: FS: 1990 300E JDM AMG, Blue / Black, $35k CDN (North Vancouver, Canada)

    Quote Originally Posted by jhodg5ck View Post
    Interesting on the airbox, I was always a bit more suspect of badge engineering when I saw a "3.4" sans box.


    can anyone tell if that copart car was a Mendel's garage example? I know they were having a Hell of a time selling some of their lesser JDM AMG cars.

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