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BubbaBear
09-12-2012, 11:11 PM
We get parking tickets. We don't have enough spaces for the modern vehicles and the Studebakers. The 53 is often parked out in front on the street. Once a month is street cleaning day.. If we don't move it we usually get a 10.00 parking ticket. Hey it's cheaper than renting a garage space. The first ones listed the make as UNKWN. Then we got one that got it right and listed it as a STUDE. However today's ticket tops them all. It is listed as a MERZ. MERZ is the NCIC Vehicle Data Code for Mercedes Benz.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m307/BubbaBear_2006/53Studebaker/Scan_Pic0001.jpg

I wonder what gave them that idea?<G>

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m307/BubbaBear_2006/53Studebaker/7-10-12013.jpg

avantilover
09-13-2012, 02:28 AM
Perhaps you should send it back as you don't own an MB.

rockne10
09-13-2012, 07:42 AM
I see there's still a "...ker" on the grill, and probably a similar clue on the trunk handle, just above the license plate.

Avantidon
09-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Take it to court and tell then you don't own a Mercedes so you can't pay this ticket -:)

Steve T
09-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Brilliant...And a guy I knew did indeed get away with something similar...he had a '78 Corolla on the decklid of which, for fun, he'd stuck PORSCHE in those gold and black adhesive mailbox letters, and later got a parking ticket he didn't have to pay because the commissionaire had written Porsche instead of Toyota...

S.

studegary
09-13-2012, 03:02 PM
The last time that I parked a 1953 Starliner on the street in front of my home for a little while, in about 1970, a redimix concrete truck backed into it.