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Old 08-05-2006, 09:19 PM
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I've lost my mind

Driving to Annapolis for the weekend, drive past a clean 83SD. Wife says, lets wheel around and look. 20 minutes later we have a convoy. 2nd 300 in less than 30 days we have bought, both completely rust free two owner cars. This 83 SD is sickeningly clean - and green. Interior is spotless, paint is original and an 8.5-9, interior is a strong 9+. Car was serviced at the Mercedes dealer til 115K miles, then a good independent service. 2nd owner took it to the independent, so there is a good trail, 155K total miles, drives excellent. AC was not cold, had it charged up here on Friday and it is ice cold. We love these old cars and I am now selling my Infiniti to get back down to 3 cars.

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:21 PM
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:33 PM
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Forget the car....where do you get a wife like that?
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:38 PM
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Congrats..........two excellent vehicles in one month.........some of us wait years for one of them...........
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:44 PM
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Update that sig.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:54 PM
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how much chedder did it cost you
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:55 AM
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The 84 300D I got for $3500, new tires, brakes, shocks, alternator, water pump within 3 months - interior is excellent, no rust paint is a 7. The 83 SD as described above was just over 5K. The more I have crawled around it - it is phenomenally sound. Interior is perfect... I have not found anything that does not work and both cars have maintenance papertrails from the same dealership since new.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:58 AM
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The only thing missing on the car is a factory owner's manual. Anyone have a spare 83 300SD glove box manual laying around?
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:25 PM
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Here are the two new additions - the 84 300D

Pics of new ride
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:27 PM
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And the 83 SD

found on the side of the road...
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:10 PM
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Carry a lot of cash around, do we?



Not too many people will sign over a title for a personal check these days.....

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Old 08-06-2006, 11:11 PM
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found on the side of the road...
WOW! that is one clean 300SD. Congrats on the good find! Luvin mine!!
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:15 PM
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I love your 30D
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:24 PM
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On the SD, quite literally we crawled around it, started it up while talking with the owner of the boat shop it was parked at. (a friend of the owner). Took it for a 10 minute drive, reviewed some service documents, called the owner and haggled, wrote a check, signed the title (he had pre-signed), and drove off. Took a total of MAYBE 30 minutes. Easiest deal I have ever done. The condition of the car made it very clear it was well maintained. And the wife loved it...I am active duty military and am certain that helped in theri decision to trust me.

I will take pics of the interior tomorrow - it is a timewarp.

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