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Offline brian

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #500 on: March 29, 2018, 10:43:26 am »
Such a beautiful car, but... whoever restored this must really love smoking to put in a cigarette lighter like that. Maybe there was just a hole in the dash that needed filling?  ::)

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/mercedesbenz/auction-1500936006.htm?rsqid=48ffa28818204343a74d38f5fb47559e

Maybe a USB plug may have been more appropriate?
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Offline Gordo

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #501 on: March 29, 2018, 11:03:09 am »
Such a beautiful car, but... whoever restored this must really love smoking to put in a cigarette lighter like that. Maybe there was just a hole in the dash that needed filling?  ::)

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/mercedesbenz/auction-1500936006.htm?rsqid=48ffa28818204343a74d38f5fb47559e

I don't think they were around then, to put a "period correct" one in?

What did catch my eye was the gate on the gear lever - it looked like a strangely marked 5 speed - 3 speed with OD on 2nd and 3rd? However, the listing says automatic - seems to have a clutch pedal, though, so some maybe some form of early preselect??
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #502 on: March 30, 2018, 04:10:54 pm »

Offline brian

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #503 on: March 30, 2018, 04:30:39 pm »
I believe they had a normal 4 speed box...............the gear knob may match the cigarette lighter :laugh:
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Offline Gordo

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #504 on: March 31, 2018, 03:03:25 pm »
A quick check suggests an 'overdrive' for the '36 (so if it operated on the top two gears?), with a 'proper' 4 sp in the '37.
As you suggest, perhaps the gear knob was just something that fitted as the markings still don't make sense.
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Offline Worms

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #505 on: March 31, 2018, 05:17:26 pm »

Offline Gordo

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #506 on: April 01, 2018, 02:30:34 am »
Reminds my of the old joke about the chap who won the pools and bought a big American v8, he was a bit unsure about it since he'd only driven manual cars before that but the dealer told him it was simple enough to figure out how it worked*. After a couple of days he took it back to the dealer with a blown up engine - the dealer asked what happened and the chap told him - "When I first got it it was fine, I just drove round in "L" for, you know, loafing around, then someone wanted a race and I put it in "D" for Drag and I was winning for a while but he started to catch up, so I put it in "R" for Race - and that's when it happened".

*Some Buick transmissions had low, drive and then reverse next to drive, with no neutral between them and, yes, some people did accidentally go from drive to reverse - one of my uncles was one, that's how I know.
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Offline the phantom

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #508 on: April 06, 2018, 12:33:46 pm »
"are you starting an English language school?"    ;D
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Offline 89 Coupe

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #509 on: April 09, 2018, 09:30:48 pm »
Pretty funny comments ripping this fella out haha poor guy
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Offline Gordo

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #510 on: April 10, 2018, 08:11:09 pm »
Pretty funny comments ripping this fella out haha poor guy

To be fair, even for a 'second language' it was rather atrocious.
Would it have been so hard for him to use a spell check or a native engish speaker to check it out.
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #511 on: April 11, 2018, 12:07:37 am »
To be fair, even for a 'second language' it was rather atrocious.
Would it have been so hard for him to use a spell check or a native engish speaker to check it out.

i no good engish   ;D

Offline the phantom

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #512 on: April 16, 2018, 08:53:22 pm »
listing withdrawn by administrator, curious
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Offline Gordo

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #513 on: April 17, 2018, 04:48:01 am »
Might have been all the comments about the spelling and grammar - or rather lack of them?
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #514 on: May 07, 2018, 12:33:18 am »
pristine
ˈprɪstiːn,ˈprɪstʌɪn/
adjective
adjective: pristine

    in its original condition; unspoilt.

guess that badly scuffed bottom of the front bumper and the marks on the right front wheel were ex-factory...

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Offline the phantom

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #515 on: May 07, 2018, 08:45:43 am »
right side bolster on the driver's seat is significantly crushed and creased as well
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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #516 on: May 11, 2018, 03:28:29 pm »
I have been sitting here for ages reading these posts hahaha  :D. So glad someone put this thread together!
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #517 on: May 11, 2018, 07:06:52 pm »

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #518 on: May 11, 2018, 07:36:03 pm »
another gem.

300kw without a reflash ?

 ;D

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1610680598

But what about this from the ad:

CUSTOM UPGRADES
Unitronic stage 2 computer and gear box software upgrade 300kw 0-100km in 3.5sec
engine stop removed
R600 intake & Pod filter
BCS power valve exhaust from turbo no CAT carbon fibre tips

Offline schattenblau

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Re: Most irrelevant Trademe keywords and spelling gems
« Reply #519 on: May 11, 2018, 08:32:02 pm »
 A. Thanks it hasn’t had a ECU re flash 5:52 pm, Fri 11 May

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