Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Armored Mercedes-Benz S500 For $76,000?

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Nice Price Or No DiceIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

75% of readers think that $45,000 is just too much for a 1957 Triumph TR3, no matter how original it might be. But how about a crime-boss-grade bulletproof Benz for 76 grand?

We've got no idea what the going rate for a bombproof, bulletproof '93 S500 with 155K miles might be, so this car might be the best deal to come along since Adnan Khashoggi was offering Ollie North a buy-one-get-one-free deal on SA-7 missiles… if you're a full-time member of the penumbral economy, that is. The eBay listing doesn't provide any details pertaining to armor specs, which would seem to be relevant information to an up-and-coming syndicate enforcer; does "bomb proof underneath" mean that it'll stand up to an antitank mine detonating below, or will some rinky-dink black-powder IED packed with lug nuts mean a promotion opportunity for your second-in-command? These are important questions to this car's intended demographic. But hey, maybe that price is a steal regardless. What do you say?
[eBay Motors, thanks to Jon for the tip!]

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I've always wanted an armored car to live out my James Bond fantasies. Nice Price.

At the very least, I want the blinding headlights and the massive running-tailgaters-and-NJ-drivers-off-the-road heavyweight ability. Gotta hold your own in these New England/Mid-Atlantic states, ya know...