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Sharing the link to my 81’ CJ-5 that I am listing through my mechanic who is a selling dealer. I had it for three years after selling my Beck and now that I found myself in a 911, the Jeep has to go.  It was fun and well sorted but have to make room in the garage.





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I can not figure what formula they use to determine what listings they accept.  I’ve seen go karts, military vehicle and some awful early 80s Honda’s.  Why they pass on a Mercedes that beautiful is a mystery.   I know Troy S.  listed his awesome Vintage Outlaw... would love to hear others thoughts on how they select cars.   I did hear it is close to 40 days to even get on.  

@MusbJim posted:

Seems BAT says no just because they can. Kinda like an HOA or any other committee, BOD or governing body that has a captive audience. 

I'd make a pithy statement about power being a corrupting influence, and about the dangers of powerful governments in general, but that talk is verbotin here (I've found).

The founders: pretty smart guys, it turns out. 

Last edited by Stan Galat

I ask for more detail and this what I received from BaT:

Hello Mike,
First of all, thank you for taking the time to complete the submission form for your Mercedes. It looks to be a nice example and I'm sorry that we won't be moving forward with a listing. 
To give you some additional perspective, we are a curated marketplace and unfortunately cannot list every vehicle that comes through our system. R107's  are one of the most frequently submitted models to the site and we are inundated with submissions of great examples. This means we are often faced with the difficult decision of turning down good cars from motivated sellers like yourself. Additionally, this is a very busy time of year at BaT and we are having to be more selective with cars in this general price range at the moment, as we unfortunately cannot list them all.
We certainly appreciate the merits of your car and our decision does not mean it isn't desirable. As much as we hate to pass on any listing, sometimes it is a necessary part of our curation process.
We appreciate that you considered BaT Auctions and wish you best of luck with the sale. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future.

Dan Cope
Customer Experience Specialist |

On July 6, 2020, 7:11 PM MDT wrote:

Can I ask why this was not accepted?  It is a very nice example of an R107 Mercedes.  What could I have done differently for the listing to be acceptable?
Mike Downs

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On Jul 6, 2020, at 7:47 PM, Bring a Trailer <> wrote:

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Sorry, but your submission was not accepted.

Hi Michael,

Thank you for submitting your car to Bring a Trailer Auctions for consideration. Unfortunately, we do not feel that your 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is a good fit for our site and audience. We are inundated with a high volume of great submissions and simply cannot list them all.

We appreciate that you considered BaT Auctions and wish you best of luck with the sale. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future.


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