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Old 10-22-2019, 09:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Motorhome dinghy Metro 3/5


1994 5-speed with 235k km / 146k miles on the clock would seem to disqualify it from this "low miles" thread, BUT... the tow bar attachment indicates it was used as a dinghy behind an RV. So unless they disconnected the speedo cable while towing, the engine & related bits have a lot less kms than that.

It looks like original paint, too, with groovy 90's decals intact! And there's a telltale sign of rust-proofing (oil creeping up from the bottom of the door).

And as a dinghy, it probably spent its winters in the sunny south - yet another explanation for the lack of rust.

Very tempting. It's a bit too far outside my beater radius though, otherwise I'd be going to look at this one ASAP.
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