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Old 10-20-2006, 04:19 PM
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260k miles for a taxi engine is extremely impressive, I'll bet 90% of those miles are 'in-town' driving... lugging around 4 fat american tourists w/ 12 suitcases, punctuated by extended idling and topped off w/ the cheapest fuel they can find.
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i got into an SD taxi in germany that had over 500000 k on the clock. it did have vacuum problems though as the driver had to let off the acc. pedal to shift.
i gave a knowing smile at that, lol.


from what i understand a lot of taxis in germany never get turned off.. when one driver's shift is finished the next driver just jumps in the running vehicle...
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:38 PM
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I have 385K miles on mine. I wish I knew the total service history, but I don't even have one receipt from the PO.

These cars are the best. I don't know about the /8 but you can still get just about every part for the W123 not including trim so I can see many OM616/617 engines getting 1 mil. plus mileage.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:42 PM
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I have 385K miles on mine. I wish I knew the total service history, but I don't even have one receipt from the PO.

These cars are the best. I don't know about the /8 but you can still get just about every part for the W123 not including trim so I can see many OM616/617 engines getting 1 mil. plus mileage.
If it was dealer maintained they will have all recpt. Register your vehicle maybe its even avail online? Us germans are always anal about our paperwork.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:15 PM
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from what i understand a lot of taxis in germany never get turned off.. when one driver's shift is finished the next driver just jumps in the running vehicle...
That is probably why they can get so many kms out of them. No startup wear.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:18 PM
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i personally was to the last day of the original MB museum in Untertuerkheim, and saw this car personally, and photographed it........

i will upload the photos.......
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:25 PM
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damm, i cant upload them, without having to re-size every single one.....

as i already have them uploaded at my "home forum" i will simply post a link (i hope u forum mods dont mind)........

The Last Day of the Original MB Museum -

http://www.pointedthree.com/disc/forums/showthread.php?tid=1563&start=1

Enjoy Guys !!!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:15 PM
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:21 PM
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i know right, its perfekt for me......
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:05 PM
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i personally was to the last day of the original MB museum in Untertuerkheim.......
When was this and where is the new museum? My wife and I visited the Unterturkheim [where's the umlaut key on this keyboard???] museum in 1986 and had a great time. All that hand-worked aluminum! The museum was actually closed because of some terrorist threat but they let us in when they learned we were foreigners -- I thought that was nice, and we had the place mostly to ourselves.

We also went for a boat ride on the Neckar, by the way, somehere in the Heidelberg area, I think (it was 20 years ago). Gorgeous scenery.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:13 PM
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http://www.pointedthree.com/disc/forums/showthread.php?tid=1563&start=1

the day was March 18 2006

the new one is that looming Silver building shown in my pics, seen at above.....
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:44 AM
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We had a blurb come out on our MB news e-mail when this car went to Germany. It said the 3 engines were rotated 11 times, but never opened up. Hmmm.. Lost in translation? Seems possible. 1.5m km per motor.
I wonder.
Makes me sad I sold my 76 240D. If I switched jobs and drove for 30years, I might have beat him!
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:52 AM
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Yep, here's the car and looks like a real beater. Probly seen a few fender benders. Cheap seat covers, crummy paint job and rusty sheet metal. I like how the taxi driver originally bought it used in '81 with already more then 100k miles on the clock. And then drove it from Germany to Greece. Now reclaimed by the Germans and brought back.

Have heard of this before where German buyers are scarfing up lots of Vintage MB's from places like California and then shipping em back to the homeland. Mostly high dollar luxury cars in near perfect condition like 280SE Cabriolets.




(edit: banner on the windshield reads "4,600,000 Kilometers" and thats a wreath they've placed on the hood.

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Old 10-21-2006, 04:42 PM
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:23 PM
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Have heard of this before where German buyers are scarfing up lots of Vintage MB's from places like California and then shipping em back to the homeland. Mostly high dollar luxury cars in near perfect condition like 280SE Cabriolets.
That's funny you mentioned that. I know two guys who visits my mechanic here in LA every so often and shops around for pre 81 cars and ships them back. A beautiful 220SE cabrio was found in a warehouse was brought into the shop for inspection, repaired and was shipped in time for Christmas last year back "home". The other guy is from the Netherlands....which is where he got the OM616 Unimog in my sig which was there for some fix it stuff.

As for the taxi, I have no idea how many REAL miles are on my W115 so i guess I have only 4,6 million KM to go to be certain
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:58 PM
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DB, we've had europeans in the vintage forum looking for american agents to buy and ship cars to them from here. One guy in Norway bought an american version 1972 108 sedan with the 450 V-8, shipped it to his home sight unseen, said there was nothing like it in europe.
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