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Old 01-10-2002, 09:37 PM
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Does anyone Drive an Old Mercedes Benz ?

I'm just curious how many people out there drive an old mercedes benz as a daily driver,and or on long trips?What year and model?(Please submit a picture if possible)
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Old 01-10-2002, 09:41 PM
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I think everyone in this forum. For me, 1987 300SDL Turbo, 254K
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Old 01-10-2002, 09:43 PM
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nice car! Beautiful! smoke silver? My 380SE is the same color,I just need to update my wheels to your style.
thanks for the picture!
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Yep, smoke silver with creme interior.
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Old 01-10-2002, 10:07 PM
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How about 1977 300D

No picture, but this is my daily driver, 80 miles round trip per day in wonderful New Jersey traffic.

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Old 01-10-2002, 11:19 PM
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82 300D is my Daily Driver. First year of the Turbo w123 sedans (for all those getting technical). It'll be 20 come April.


That old enough?
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Old 01-10-2002, 11:43 PM
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Hi Barndoor,
This is my daily driver, 20yrs old.

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Old 01-10-2002, 11:47 PM
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Its Amazing!,
how many 123 chassis MB's are still on the road,
at 18-25 years old nothing can touch it for longivity!
what a CAR!
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Old 01-11-2002, 02:26 AM
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I switch off and on between my 19 yr old TD and my 22 year old SD.
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Old 01-11-2002, 07:45 AM
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1979 Frost Blue 300 SD. Total mileage unknown.

When I bought her about three months ago she was hard to start and smoked and sounded like hell (much like my first wife, now that I think about it). With the help of this board I've been able to revive this beautiful old girl, somewhat. Starts with ease, virtually smokeless, and sounding much better (exhaust patch).

The ultimate family car with just enough quirk and intrigue about her to make it fun to drive.

(Did not fare nearly so well with the ex, that exhaust patch might have been put to good use in her case...)
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Old 01-11-2002, 07:57 AM
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I beat my 1984 300DT 160 miles a day round trip into and out of DC. It is running better today than when I bought it 120K miles ago. I don't have to add oil between 3K changes and it delivers 26 (winter) - 28 (summer) mpg.
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Old 01-11-2002, 08:04 AM
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I won't include a picture yet, but I most often drive my '88 300E with 206K miles. I wouldn't be afraid to fuel it up and take off on a 5,000 mile trip.

More importantly, I trust my daughter's well being to a 20 year old 207,000 mile 300D. It is important to me that she not have any breakdowns that might present an opportunity to some guy up to no good. She had a brand new pickup for awhile before she rolled it over. I feel just as confident if not more so that she will get where she's going in the old Benz.

Have a great day,
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Old 01-11-2002, 08:08 AM
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1980 240D daily driver 60 miles a day, 240Kmiles.

But...I just bought a new Mercedes....1983 300D. I figure I'm set for the next 30 years, if I live that long.

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Old 01-11-2002, 10:02 AM
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1980 300td and 1980 450sl.Wagon is my main tranportation.Over 220,000 miles runs like new.The 450 is a fair weather car for me.The 123 series deisels have to be some of the finest cars the world has ever seen.Michael Carpe Diem.
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Old 01-11-2002, 11:26 AM
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Sure do! 1983 300D with over 288K on the clock. This was bought as a daily. All original too.
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