Oh, no, this is it, I can feel it! It's the Big One!
It was just yesterday, when I was taking our 1985 Mercedes coupe to the shop again for some minor-but-expensive repair, that I was contemplating its fate: should I pour real money into it and give it the restoration it deserves, or is it the parts car? Should I even be thinking of this before I retire and get a workshop out back so old cars can get tinkered on on my own time, instead of at the Mercedes guy's $80/hr?
And then I spot this on eBay: a W110 200D Universal wagon, the apparently one of just two 200D wagons converted in 1968, the last year of the bestlooking Kleine Heckflosse/Fintail model, by the Belgian coachbuilder IMA. [Granted, that's a lot of subsets to work through before you get to the eBay seller's much-repeated "One of One!" claims, but still.]
And it has a split seat. And a third row. And barely 100,000 documented miles, by two apparently genteel Connecticut owners who have stored it in a neat garage. Not just neat, styled. Just look at those sleds.
Anyway, this one could really use a good restoration, or at least the addition of some rear seat belts. Please, someone, two someones, bid this thing through the roof so I don't have to contemplate buying it.
UPDATE: Problem solved! I just read through the discussion on Bring A Trailer from when this was previously listed, in October. Between the aftermarket Ziebart and the uber-slowness, I am able to pass. Thanks, Randy.