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Old 09-26-2004, 03:46 PM
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Hello all,

Just joined up after searching and reading for days. Selling my posh Lexus and am in the process of purchasing a 1983 300D from a neighbor. Car is absolutely perfect with around 200k. So far the site has been filled with helpful information, and I'm sure i'll reference it in the near future.


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Old 09-26-2004, 03:52 PM
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:58 PM
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Welcome to the definitive location on the 'net for information and opinon on how to keep 20+ year old Mercedes-Benz™ on the road and happily klattering.

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Old 09-26-2004, 07:26 PM
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:37 PM
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:42 PM
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Kewl....

post some pics of the beauty on here if you get the chance.
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Old 09-26-2004, 09:43 PM
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Did you go to the University of Oklahoma ?
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Old 09-27-2004, 11:24 AM
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Did you go to the University of Oklahoma ?

Obviously .. Hook em!

I now live in North County San Diego (graduated last May). I will get some pics up as soon as I take delivery. Thanks for the welcome-
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Old 09-27-2004, 05:13 PM
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Hello sonny,
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:12 AM
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Well..

I don't "have" the car yet (waiting for money to transfer) but I did sneak a few pics. Beauty is I'm buying it from a lady in my condo complex. Hows it look?!
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:47 AM
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Looks like a good one and nice color!
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:09 PM
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Got it

Got the car yesterday afternoon.

Took it for a nice long drive. Felt great, and smelled even better.

The previous owner (also the first owner) told me she had been running a half bottle of redline every other tank of diesel since it was new. She even threw in an almost full case of the stuff. Pretty cool. Of course driving raises questions, so I'm sure I will have some luck searching. However,

I went to fill it up and couldnt get it started. No matter how hard i tried the key just wouldn't budge. I called the lady I bought it from and she happily came down to the gas station... to show me that I had been trying to start it with the wrong key (it wasnt that obvious)
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:17 PM
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I had a similar thing... first time I took my 300D to the gas station, I couldn't get the fuel door open. Called the P.O., learned it's a vacuum thing... boy did I feel stupid, although the P.O. was quite nice about it
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:32 PM
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Does it have the avacado interior too? I looked at a 75 240D over the weekend, the car was MB lime green with avacado seats etc, also a bee's nest!

Look's in fine shape.........hopefully a lucky find...

Steve....
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:38 PM
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Very rare color for a US car.. my car is the same color.. very nice!

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