I have been hanging out on the Vintage forum lately, so I just saw this thread and I am glad another 5-speed has joined. Mine just turned 195K and is still a joy to drive. Using a little oil, a little coolant, and a little R134, but still going strong.
I have been getting 25-28 mpg on the road.
Allow me to offer the 300E blessing!
"May your AC blow cold, your heater blow warm air upon your feet, and your ABS light stay off. And may your alternator put out at least 13 volts and not die without the warning light coming on."
BTW - if anyone wants to check out my projects, try
The 280C is now running and driving. I am converting the 250C to a 4-speed, which should demonstrate my credentials as a stick-shift guy second only to Larry.
I am going to get around to timing a 0-60 blast to see how scalded my dog is!
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe