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Old 01-06-2006, 10:45 PM
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Wink Almost a million miles, yet…

It's shear blasphemy – a NON-diesel upholding the “million mile car” honor of (older, i.e., well-built) Mercedes Benz’s…

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/car/123228846.html
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:52 PM
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Odometers can be turned in any direction.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:01 PM
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That thought had crossed my mind, but to what avail? To create a certain aspect of novelty to help get rid of the beast? Interesting marketing tactic. Note that the license plate is definitely not of the original 1974 vintage, so it is not necessarily as though some eccentric has owned this since day one and pampered it through it’s entire life.

Of course, if the mileage is true, there is no telling how many major components have been replaced and/or rebuilt. Even if the bottom-end is original (which, believe it or not, is actually a possibility with a truly well maintained iron block M117 engine) the top end has likely been gone through at least a couple of times already.
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Current rolling stock:
1992 500E 217,000+
1995 E300D 412,000+
1998 E300D 155,000+
2001 E320 227,000+
2001 E320 Wagon, 177,000+
1995 E420 135,000+

Prior MBZ’s:
1952 220 Cab A
1966 300SE
1971 280SE
1973 350SLC (euro)
1980 450SLC
1980 450SLC (#2)
1978 450SLC 5.0
1984 300D ~243,000 & fondly remembered
1993 500E - sorely missed.
1975 VW Scirocco w/ stroked, slightly de-tuned Super-Vee engine - Sold after 30+ years of ownership.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:18 PM
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That car look to be in pretty good shape for nearly a million miles too me. But if it was well taken care of I guess it might still look nice.
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