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Old 10-06-2003, 11:16 AM
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Location: Venice, FL - "sharktooth capital of the world"
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The 1985 300D....

that I owned had over 300K and the trans had never been rebuilt according to the P.O.

He bought the car when it was new and always took it to the dealer. When I bought it off of him, I went to the dealer and looked thru all of the service records. No tranny work ever except for regular maintenance (fluid and filter). I had the vehicle for 3 years and never had any tranny problems except for a cooler hose leak.

During those 3 years I was often nervous about the possibility of the tranny finally giving me some problems after all those miles.

I pulled into a 7-11 about a month ago, and first thing I noticed was the nice 300D in a parking spot there. After looking at it more closely I realized it was my '85 that I had sold. The guy I sold it to came out and got into it and when I stopped him to say hello I saw that he had put another 5k on it. I asked him if he had any problems and he stated that it was still running in tip top shape.

It says something for MB longevity.
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84 500SEL EURO 101K ( JUST LIKE MY 1ST WIFE. GLAD TO GET RID OF HER! )
85 300D 310K (sold)
90 350SDL 184K sold
83 300D 118K (sold)
88 300E 153k (sold)
93 400E 105K (sold)
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