Question of the Day: What Out of Production Car Would You Buy New Now?
There are some cars that just haven’t been properly replaced. It might be because of safety and emissions laws; in other cases its because the manufacturer changed their focus (or went out of business). Me though, I would buy a brand new Mercedes W123 if they still made ’em. I just love the bulletproof build and the dictatorial image. What car would you get, price not being an object, right now if you could get your hands on a new one? (And no, picking random exotic cars from the past so that you can resell them at auction is not part of the game).
Click through for my favorite Nigerian scam.
I am HAJIYA MARYAM ABACHA, I am managing director of the modern Nigeria
MERCEDES-BENZ OF NIGERIA, LTD. l am contacting you in view of the fact
that we will be of great assistance to each other likeness developing a
I am very proud to inform you that the MERCEDES-BENZ OF NIGERIA, LTD. is
now re-entering production of W123 MERCEDES-BENZ series. W123
MERCEDES-BENZ is very reliable, proven sedan design that offers a lot of
advantages to the newer designs on African roads. W123 is the old body
style that predates the V-boot Mercedes of Europe that were made from
We currently have within our reach the sum of THIRTY FIVE MILLION US
Dollars (US$35,000,000.00) which we intend to use for late investment,
and to set up import/export business specifically in your country.
Production of W123 MERCEDES-BENZ is already been planned starting in
2004 and apart from the sum mentioned above we have done a lot of
research and also receive help from MERCEDES-BENZ, STUTTGART (GERMANY)
which was given to us in a bit low-key approach as the number of W123
MERCEDES-BENZ car finished in Nigeria will certainly be low and not
satisfy every customer’s needs.
However, we also stay in contact to a Russian Firm on behalf of our
countries multi-billion dollars Ajaokuta Steel Plant Project which will
help the production of the Proud Nigerian MERCEDES-BENZ W123.
The Russian Partners returned my husband’s share of USD$35,000,000.00
after the death of my husband and lodged in my husband’s car supplier
company of which l am director right now, the new Civilian Government
have intensified their probe on my husband’s other financial and oil
company. In view of these, we are now finally able to start production
of W123 series MERCEDES-BENZ as follows, and would like to invite you
for asking more information material, or place your order now to be one
of the first to enjoy this Proud new Automobile.
W123-SERIES PRODUCTION PLAN
W123-MODEL: 240 SEDAN
this is base model with 4-cylinder 8-valve 2.4 litre Engine. The engine
is very reliable design from Toyota/Hindustan which will be of perfect
power for the W123-series MERCEDES-BENZ. Power output is 94HP-DIN and
car will be equipped with 6-speed gear box of W210 which we were able to
source in big number from MERCEDES-BENZ STUTTGART. This exiting project
of cooperation between TOYOTA and MERCEDES-BENZ and gives you the very
best in quality from JAPAN AND GERMANY THE TWO LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS
IN THE WORLD!!
THIS ALL IS NOW PRODUCED IN NIGERIA – ORDER NOW !!
choose model 240-SEDAN:
w/bi-fuel installation gas/petrol
w/aircondition system TOYOTA
w/aircondition system TOYOTA and bi-fuel installation gas/petrol
Due to the current situation in the country concerning government
attitude towards my family, and production facilities in LAGOS/NIGERIA,
we encourage you to place order NOW to be able to get one of these
fascinating classic MERCEDES-BENZ cars brought to you with NIGERIAN
CRAFTSMANSHIP. If you order now I can assure you to receive 30% low
price. In order to do this please send ORDER NOW ON TELEPHONE, the
number given below in this letter.
We propose you to pay in advance as follows: a percentage of 30% of the
total sum to you for the expected service and assistance, 10% for
offsetting minor expenses incurred in the course of this transaction.
Your urgent response is highly needed as to be on the top line to get
first production cars MERCEDES-BENZ OF NIGERIA.
All correspondence must be by the email address and / or phone number
l have decided that this transaction be kept in utmost secrecy, remember
to include your private Telephone or fax number for easy communication.
TO PLACE ORDER NOW FOR BRAND-NEW W123 MERCEDES-BENZ CAR PLEASE CONTACT
MERCEDES-BENZ OF NIGERIA LTD.
HELP STUFF SENIOR MANAGER FOR SALE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
on his telephone number:
DR. (HAJIYA) MARYAM ABACHA.
MERCEDES-BENZ OF NIGERIA LTD. (c) 2002 NOVEMBER
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