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Old 05-26-2002, 12:27 AM
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thanks to TXBill

here is the story:

i recently sold my acura 3.5RL and was looking for a new daily driver. I was looking at older Honda Prelude's and other assorted imports that were known for reliability. After thinking over and over, i just couldnt go with your average Jap econobox and could not risk being associated with the kids out there that trick out their hondas the TRY to make them fast. So, I looked at the mercedes. ive had friends in the past that have had these cars and said nothing but good things about them. I posted about this on another board i frequent and bill saw it. he gave me SO much info on these cars and proceeded to help me locate a benz. he took time off work and took pics of the car and emailed them to me. he sent me NUMEROUS emails with info of the car and things i needed to know. as it ended up, the next day i flew to houston and bill picked me up at the airport. we went over to BBB (the shop the car was at) and i took delivery of the car. its a 83 300CD and its teal. it drove great back home and i like it ALOT already. id like to thank Bill for taking time out of his day to help a total stranger. VERY COOL ! !

anyways, bill is the man !

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1983 Mercedes Benz 300CD
-Teal, Turbo Deisel
-daily driver
-pretty slow

2001 Corvette Z06- TOTALLED ! ! ! no mas/gone/adios/see ya
-Speedway White (1 of 352 made/2001 year color only!!)
-weekend warrior car -she is NOT stock
-SUPER fast

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Old 05-26-2002, 12:34 AM
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Sorry your flight was late... Bill is out on the road at this time helping friends of his in South Texas... he may not be online till the end of the weekend.. He said it was a beautiful car...you can post pictures anytime..... Greg
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Old 05-26-2002, 01:10 AM
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i washed her up good today and took some pics on the digicam, but the USB cord is at my office . Ill get em up in the next couple days.



also, the car is good, except i think there is an oil leak, after I drove it home to austin, there was oil ( i think) spots under the car, and the werent small . im going to check the oil in the morning and see what the level is at, if low, ill refill then check reguarly and see what the difference is.
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1983 Mercedes Benz 300CD
-Teal, Turbo Deisel
-daily driver
-pretty slow

2001 Corvette Z06- TOTALLED ! ! ! no mas/gone/adios/see ya
-Speedway White (1 of 352 made/2001 year color only!!)
-weekend warrior car -she is NOT stock
-SUPER fast

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Old 05-26-2002, 05:38 AM
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Hmm. A Z06 and a 300CD. Interesting combination! I would get myself in waaay too much trouble with that Z06!
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Old 05-26-2002, 12:32 PM
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Talk about two different driving style cars! One would have to "unlearn" flooring it to get decent acceleration.
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Old 05-27-2002, 02:42 AM
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Hmm. A Z06 and a 300CD. Interesting combination! I would get myself in waaay too much trouble with that Z06!
i like the combo. makes one a well rounded individual.

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-Teal, Turbo Deisel
-daily driver
-pretty slow

2001 Corvette Z06- TOTALLED ! ! ! no mas/gone/adios/see ya
-Speedway White (1 of 352 made/2001 year color only!!)
-weekend warrior car -she is NOT stock
-SUPER fast
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