In the relatively short time I have been a member here, I have developed great respect for some other members. You certainly are one of those members. You have always been willing to contribute more to, than you have taken from the forum, and for this I'm sure many members are grateful.
Good luck with your future pursuits and I look forward to reading your contributions on those occasions in the future when you can visit the forum.
Greg (in Oz)
PS. Looking at the pic of your 300E, it is a credit to you, especially considering the distance it's travelled. That manual 'box must make it a more involving drive too.
107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.