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Old 11-28-2006, 08:36 AM
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i like the looks of a red benz but never was comfortable owning one.

i like to drive under the radar and red is too attention getting from the constables.

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Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins& six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I am finishing a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual....I also have a Lotus 7 replica autocrosser with a modified K20 Acura engine.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:52 AM
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I refuse to buy the Astral Silver (early 80s silver) because it's blah to me, and I've passed on a few nice cars that were dark brown.
- Brian

1989 500SEL Euro
1966 250SE Cabriolet
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:14 AM
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mmmmmm Diesel...
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I like my Cabernet, except for the clear coat issues. The Palamino goes good with that color, dark blue, or black, IMHO.

70's SPM #5608 Fairmont A-4 MOW car

06 VW Jetta TDI 210K miles

82 300D 322K My Daily Driver-Warndreicke in the trunk. Trip ODO still working!

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:18 AM
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I have a white 240D 77 with beige interior, my favorite. The colors that I do not like in the these earlier diesels are the baby blue and the diaper green.

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:39 AM
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i'd pass on any 123 MB with a green interior.. just not really my favorite color for the interior.. then followed by a red interior.

For the exterior.. i dont like the light green colors of 123 MBs... or the orange ones..

1975 200 - Sold (no pix);
1978 200 - Sold -
1979 300TD - Sold
1985 230E - now my daily driver...
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:54 AM
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Sinister black

My 300CD is black on black. I doubt that they made very many in this color combination as I have never seen another one. The black ones I've seen have had palomino interior.

That said - I love the look of black on black but it gets a big thumbs-down for practicality, particularly here in the steamy South with retrofited R134 A/C.

All the issues with black cars - heat, no garage, difficult to keep clean, etc., etc., etc. but I was not going to pass over the car on account of its color. It has its share of dings and dents but still looks pretty good when freshly waxed.

My favorite color is grey - I think it's called anthracite grey with black interior. Very cool.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:57 AM
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I have a "78" 4 spd, 240D that is "pastel gray" with a black interior. I really like that combo. Its sitting in the barn waiting for an engine.

1985 Euro 300TD 5 spd 220K
1985 Euro 240D 5 spd 130K
1979 240D 5 spd, 40K on engine rebuild
1994 Dodge/Cummins, 5 spd, 121K
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:29 PM
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No paint shines as deeply as a thick, rich, clean, reflective, glossy MB Lacquer. For this reason I prefer rich colors of all tones from dark to light with contrasting interiors.

Orient Red/Palomino or Bamboo
Midnight Blue/Palomino or Bamboo
Desert Red/Palomino or Bamboo
Metallic Black/Palomino or Bamboo
Black/Palomino or Bamboo
White/ Bamboo, or Black
Manilla Yellow/Black

Orient Red/Black
Desert Red/Black
Metallic Black/Palomino
Manilla Yellow/Black

1995 E420
1992 BMW 525i
1984 300D Turbo sold
1993 Volvo 244 sold
1995 Volvo 944T R.I.P!

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