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  1. That is really cool but I do not even know were to start for a price. Do you have a figure in mind? I would like to have it for the car. Cheers and Happy New Year! Tom Z.
  2. Hmmm... can you give me a picture? Is it dated?
  3. I would like to have that plate if you will part with it! My car is a 36 which is a different car but very similar and Italian built. I am sure the Balilla registry would love to know about it! Cheers Tom Z.
  4. Sorry, it found a new home in Denmark. Cheers Tom Z.
  5. I apologize for the Czech Republic, I took the information from the Fiat site. Being of Polish decent myself I know what that means to you. As far as lowering the standards; the MM need's diversity as there are not many actual MM participants available to choose from and without that diversity it would always be the same cars running. This is a very original, honest Italian Built car for which there are only 3 examples left and far rarer than the Sport Spider although not quite as sporty looking. Nice looking BMW! Cheers Tom Zebrasky which was "Americanized" when my grandfather came here from Poland to work at the steel mills, the original spelling was Zebracki.
  6. There are several Fiat Balilla's out there but were of Polish, Czechoslovakian or French manufacture, which are different, although similar cars. Great source of information Go here, that states that there are only 47 examples of various models of Italian manufacture known to exist, of those 47, 3 are the 4M Spider that I have. They also state that the Spider Sport cars that everybody is crazy about, that out of a total production of 79, only 147 are out there today! So roughly 1/2 of the know examples are fake and fabricated from the 4M spider that I have here. Let the buyer beware! As far as the MM goes I have this correspondence from them as far as eligibility; Dear Sir, I am glad to let you know that the 1936 Fiat 508 Balilla 4m Spider is eligible for Mille Miglia and being of Italian manufacture would be made higher on the points acceptance list. Best regards, Valentina Alghisi Stageur Via Enzo Ferrari, 4/6 25134 Brescia
  7. Well this little, uninteresting, small compressor car sold for $86,900.00 as-is and went to Denmark. The car will then be restored in Czechoslovakia to Concour standards and it's new owner will enjoy his car. It's not always about how much things cost, this is a significant historical car none the less. Next up is a 1936 Fiat 508 Balilla Spider, an Italian built car, which according to the Balilla Register, they only know of 3 others that survived the war, and this is the only one in the USA and is a welcome entrant for the Italian Mille Miglia. After that we are currently bringing back to life, in it's original colors, a 1959 Talbot Lago Coupe America, chassis 001 out of only 5 produced. I have been in this business for most of my life and I never get tired of it, Life's Good! Cheers Tom Z. owner catz auto restoration, look me up as there are several other cars in the hopper!
  8. I received an Email from this site from a Mr. Tomaz Robic; Is he for real or a scammer?
  9. I found the complete set of keys! BTW does anyone know about these cars that were built for military use? Someone said that since the original color is army green with a dark khaki interior it may have been built for government use.
  10. Sorry, may asking price is $70,000.00 USD or best offer, interesting trades always considered.
  11. When I quote a restoration for a customer I always let them know up front that the goal they have should be that when the project is complete it should at least be worth what you put into it. Therefore if the current market is $200 to $225K someone could put $130K to $150K into it and still be right side up. In my opinion this car would need nowhere near that amount to restore. I had a client that wanted a frame up restoration on a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlas. I told him it would cost North of $65K to do what he wanted. He said OK. All said and done , after some upgrades he had $80K in the car. Crazy, right? That was 10 years ago and he enjoys the car every day in the summer and said it was the best money he ever spent on reliving his past in his first car. So it's not always about profit, for some people it is sentimental, some for the chase, some for something to get involved with then sell it when completed, some is simply greed, so there are many reasons why people are involved in this highly addictive hobby. This Mercedes I paid good money for and I am asking what I think is a reasonable asking price and a modest profit. I would really like to restore it for someone and would come down on the asking price but I am also open to interesting trades. The car is advertised on prewar and someone posted this thread on Bring A Trailer.
  12. Fred; Is your email correct? It came back to me 3 times.
  13. Currently under restoration, 1959 Talbot Lago Coupe America, chassis 001 out of 6 produced, 3 Jaguar XK140's, 2 Jaguar XK120's, 8 Jaguar XKE's, 1 Jaguar SS100 2.5, 4 Aston Martin; V8 Cabriolet, DBS, DB 2/4 Mk lll and DB6. We are currently backlogged several years and do mainly British and Italian although we have restored a 1960 190SL which brought close to $200K, a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang that set a worlds record price of $209K and a 1960 Ferrari PF Cabriolet which just sold for $1.6M. Although we can restore Mercedes it's really not our forte, but it seems very basic and it is complete except for the keys! If someone is willing to purchase the car we can restore for the price quoted. I am willing to sell the car as-is and would consider interesting trades.
  14. Being in the restoration business I cannot see this restoration cost going beyond $80K. If the current sales market is roughly $200K to $225K is an as-is asking price of $70K out of the question? That would leave a potential profit of roughly $75K today and who knows what in a year from now.
  15. Just received this Email; [TABLE=width: 100%] <tbody>[TR] [TD] <>[/TD] [TD=align: right]Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=colspan: 2]To:[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=colspan: 2][TABLE=width: 100%] <tbody>[TR] [TD]Model: Mercedes-Benz 200 (W 21) VIN/Engine Number: 113946 Purchase Order Number: 20772 Destination of Delivery: Daimler-Benz Frankfurt branch Date of Delivery: 7 November 1934 Body Number: 297002 Body Version: Cabriolet C Kind regards, / Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center Mercedes-Benz USA [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE] [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE]