Something interesting happened this past week, and it was the fact that Radio Shack declared Bankruptcy… and then I remembered their Super Bowl Ad from 2014 and it actually makes sense. This was a store stuck in the past with too many locations, and nothing to actually draw new customers in. I bring this up because I spotted this Mercedes-Benz on eBay, and images used in that Radio Shack Ad seemed more appropriate than ever…
Just in case, here is that Radio Shack Ad, in all of it’s Glory. Bonus Points for identifying the soundtrack, and let’s see if you can remember all the characters…
Anyway, onto the Benz, and what can I say? According to the listing:
1986 Mercedes Benz Custom Prototype Convertible, Built at a cost of $100,000 Plus, V-8 Automatic Transmission, Power Windows, and Convertible Top,
Updated Aftermarket Stereo.
Mercedes with power convertible Roof that is in 100% mint original condition in everyway with just 101,949 miles. She has been garage kept and elderly owned it’s whole life. we have been told this was and proto type but I can’t be sure of that I will say fit finish is amazing it has and big block sound and even though pick show photo’s to be ok this car in outstanding paint body are show perfect paint slick id call it mint in everyway. This slk retains it’s original owners manual. Powered with the 8 cly and Automatic Transmission. Fully loaded with; Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Cruise Control, Intermittent Wipers, Power Door locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Power Windows. Just look at pictures below, they tell the whole story. Truly a must see and drive treasure.. In all the years dealing in benz converttiles this classic beautiful is the best ive ever seen or driven. all original spectacular paint finsh, With and pristine leather, newer tires chrome wheels.
Remember the high end German Cars of the 80’s? Monochromatic Paint (on the Grill, Bumpers, and almost every surface), Gaudy Chrome encrusted Rims, Outlandish garish interior treatments… this car has it all. It’s a Hot Mess, and a testament that bad taste ruled during the Decade of Excess. You know, there is one thing missing, and that is a Mobile Phone hanging from the center console, with a Curly Pig Tail Antennae on the trunk lid.
Anyway, this car is ready for a new owner, and the current bid is $8,860 that seems to have met its reserve (well, how about that!) I’m really not sure what to make of this car, except this: The 80’s called, so please take this Benz Back… [sc:ebay itemid=”231470716489″ linktext=”1986 Mercedes-Benz SEC Convertible ” ]