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Old 11-01-2007, 05:21 PM
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Vintage Mercedes Junkie
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Location: Southeast Wisconsin
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For being junk, i sure see alot of high miles 603 engines!

Condition rather than mileage must be considered. The 126 is a timeless design. You will lose at most 5 mpg over the 240. you would have a more complex car with more systems to break down, but have a car that will cruise with no effort down the highway and keep up with modern traffic.

The 240 is as simple of a car as you can find.

A tough choice to be sure.
1959 Gravely LI, 1963 Gravely L8, 1973 Gravely C12
1982 380SL
1978 450 SEL 6.9 euro restoration at 63% and climbing
1987 300 D
2005 CDI European Delivery
2006 CDI Handed down to daughter
2007 GL CDI. Wifes

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