Monday, October 6, 2014

What Am I? Shut The Door

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I?  In this better than being stabbed in the pancreas game we find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is. Last week, I posted a fuzzy and unrecognizable photo of an old Buick and of course someone chimed in the comments with the answer.  Today...identifying the OE will be a bit easier, but determining the model will be tricky.  Just what am I anyway? Updated with answer below.


Update:
RyanM almost instantly identified it as a W140 Benz, but it took some time before Kaibeezy came through with the 600SEL designation AND the actual car being listed.  This door belongs to a super low mile and V12 powered 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL currently bidding for $17,600 reserve-not-met with a two days to go on eBay. 


See a crappy picture of some unidentifiable car part that would make a good What Am I? tips@dailyturismo.com

25 comments:

  1. Specifically, I'll throw S500 out there. Could be any of the sedans, but 500 seems the most common. Not sure of year... '91-92 perhaps?

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  2. Fleetwood T. BroughamOctober 6, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Pontiac Sunfire---Firenza edition. What do I win?

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    1. A NEW CAR JUST STARE AT THIS IMAGE UNTIL YOU SEE THE MAGIC CODE

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    2. LOL...well played sir, well played.

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  3. BTW the stereos in the W140 are really nice. I miss mine.

    Great cars.

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  4. Ok, so are you also going to require that we also get the license plate number and VIN correct for the win?

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    1. So it is a V12, but $18,600 last year, puhleese! (Although 13K miles is low)

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  5. The slim door pocket opening means '92-'94 W140. When someone eventually guesses the answer correct, please explain to me how you were able to discern SWB vs LWB and model number (engine size) from a shot of the door card.

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    1. NM, KBZ has it (above, the VIN post). '92 600 SEL. Still... no idea how without surfing ebay looking at all of the silver W140's you were able to get the engine size and correct year from just looking at the door card.

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    2. upon rebuff of my original surmise, to wit, the 400/500, i merely deduced the victim could be none other than the only rrrrremaining W140... the 600 - and so you see, it is elementary, my dear ryan

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    3. RyanM! It is a W140 600SEL, but I was just being cheeky. And then I went to lunch. Will update the post.

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    4. ...But just looking at the picture you wouldn't have known.

      I get it, educated guess work and deduction, but typically in these "what am I" segments there's some mundane detail that was only found on one particular model/year of car.

      I was really hoping this one was going to be something like "you see the angle of the ruffles on the door card insert? The fact that they're raked forward at a 43.72 degree angle indicates '92 S600, this was the only year/model they did that". Tidbits like that make "what am I" fun and educational.

      The only thing I learned today was that kaibeezy's ebay-fu is strong. But we already knew that.

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    5. you have a point there - resolving on the 600 wasn't deductive reasoning at all, was it? - merely process of elimination for the final detail

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    6. Whoa whoa, you expected this feature to be educational? Did you not hear that the new federally mandated Common Core standards being applied to DT...please check your expectations at the swinging wooden thing on hinges that keeps the bugs out of my house...what is that thing called...?

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    7. people seem to be in the mood for a puzzle, v - post up that other one i sent ya

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    8. That swinging wooden thing on hinges that keeps the bugs out of your house could also be made of metal, vinyl, plastic, fabric, or stone. You're going to have to be more specific. I'm clearly unable to think outside of the (often) cube-shaped hollow vessel used for transporting or storing goods.

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  6. From the doorsill and the handle it's definitely German, and it's no BMW or VW (almost all of them) I recognize, and it's no Audi (a few) I recognize, so it's probably a Benz, at which point my expertise falls into the crapper and I'll go back to commenting on the Japanese product.

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