Freddie Mercurys Mercedes 420sel

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  1. Rossc0

    Rossc0 Diesel Skidder

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    So, I recently managed to acquire Freddie Mercurys old Mercedes (its genuine).

    Heres where I found it, in the yard at my work

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    The yard was being cleared, the boss was showing me what was to be moved when the lorry arrived. This was just sitting down the bottom. When i asked what was happening with it he said he was just going to scrap it. FUCK NO.
    Deals were done and i got to take it away, after some research found out it was Freddies

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    It hadnt moved in 15 years so was a bit difficult to get it on the trailer. The winch died about 5 times and we kept having to let the justys clutch take a break

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    Only JUST fitted.

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    I don't know what to do with it. Restoring it would be the best bet, but realistically i can't afford to do that. Skidding it would be awesome, but seems silly to do it to one with such a history. So I think I may just try and sell it. Not sure yet...[/quote]
     
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    Haha, that's awesome. Did it come with some free AIDS?
     
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    I got ALL the aids
     
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    Did you boss not know it was freddies?

    Bit unrelated but... Are you doing anything with that blue nova saloon?
     
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    That's a proper piece of history. I'd get it running and sell it on :)
     
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    That's fucking ace! If you decide to sell give me a pm. Raving homo or not he was one of the best vocalists ever IMO. What a bloody find!
     
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    He just saw it as scrap in his way.

    The nova is a friends, it belonged to another friend that was killed last year. It's soon going to be a RWD C20XE.
     
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    I don't want to sell it but with having not long bought my first house, a 5 month old son and an E36 I may have too. I don't think I can give it the resto it deserves
     
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    Ok mate well of you've got a price in mind let me know. A good friend of mine owns a merc specials workshop so he would be interested too!
     
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    Offers considered.
     
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    PM me with a price you have in mind and whereabouts in the country you are.
     
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    surely theres a freddie mercury fanclub somewhere worth contacting
     
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    That's a +£30k car restored!! Would probilly make more in USA..

    Don't make my mistake and Arena Essex a rare w126..

    Iv got a TON on parts off my old one, mainly interior and engine parts if you need anything:thumbs:
     
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    I think even in the condition the car is in right now, there will be someone throwing money at you, just because Freddy farted in this bucket.
    Put it on eBay and you will get some cash for your house! Good buy ^^
     
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    Most of the collectors I've contacted only collect smaller items. I need to find a Queen fanatic who's also a classic car enthusiast
     
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    Might just eBay it
     
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    fuck mate do some research this will sell for allota dolla to the right person
     
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    Yeah I'd agree with the above. Someone will give you a lot of money. You've won the lottery IMO!
     
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    clean it up GOOD first, polish the shit out that turd
     
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    What happened with this?
     

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