HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAR: Greg Jacobi is trying to find his grandfather's old Mercedes that was last seen in the South Burnett area about 30 years ago.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAR: Greg Jacobi is trying to find his grandfather's old Mercedes that was last seen in the South Burnett area about 30 years ago.

Have you seen this '54 Mercedes Benz?

GREG Jacobi wants to reunite his father with his grandfather's old Mercedes for his 80th birthday as he battles bladder cancer.

The family bought the car new in Tasmania and sold it in '78.

Mr Jacobi wants to reunite his father with the vehicle for his 80th birthday on March 20.

"It's all part of re-creating the story of my father growing up,” Mr Jacobi said.

It should be easy to identify.

"The beauty of that car is my dad made some modifications, it has unusual indicators on the front of the car and chrome trim on the side of the car off a later model Mercedes,” Mr Jacobi said.

The family knows the car is somewhere in the Kilcoy-South Burnett region as Mr Jacobi approached the owner about using the car for his wedding about 30 years ago.

But he has since lost the man's contact information.

"We're hoping that it's sitting under a tarp in someone's shed,” he said.

The family put a call out over Facebook a few weeks ago and while they got a few leads the trail has gone cold.

And aside from the looming birthday, the Jacobi family is racing time as their father's health fades.

"He's got bladder cancer and he's quite ill with low blood circulation in the lower part of his body,” Mr Jacobi said.

If you've seen a 1954 burgundy Mercedes Benz with chrome or know who owns it, call Greg Jacobi on 0417 605 869.

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