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Old 12-21-2003, 08:44 PM
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I got a new car!

A 1976 Mercedes 300D, W115 body. Working AC, working power windows. Everything works well. Four minor rust spots (confirmed minor, took up all the mats and floors are solid. Stack of papers: always serviced at dealer since 1976. One owner. 190,000 miles. Needs rear seat repadding, and maybe some better front seats. Color is two tone on the outside: doors and body are tan, but the top is brown. It looks very sharp. Switching from the ugly bundt cakes the original owner replaced to the old hubcaps and steel wheels. Probably going to fix the rust professional, have repainted, and use it when I am out of Basic Training in the Marines (if I have a chance)

Ill get pics after I clean it up thoroughly!

PS: Starts easily in 18 degree weather. Awesome!

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Old 12-21-2003, 09:14 PM
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Congrats! Sounds like a good buy, but keep the bundts!
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Old 12-22-2003, 01:14 AM
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This man has taste!

Is it two-tone???
'90 300SE 298k
-300K and it gets put into retirement.
'80 300D 255k Purchased new by family in 1980.

Had a:
1973 220 (gas)
1980 300SD
1992 400E
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:57 AM
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That's great! I like the W115 style too. Looking forward to the pics!
2004 VW Jetta TDI (manual)

Past MB's: '96 E300D, '83 240D, '82 300D, '87 300D, '87 420SEL
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:48 AM
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gimme a low-tech 240D
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Probably a better handling car than most 123's that always seem to suffer worn ball joints and sloppy steering box. Btw, here's the story on crummy 114/115 upholstery..... back in '72, i think it was, some crybaby discovered that glue holding horsehairs together was highly flamable - so for "safety's sake" they produced flabby seats that always cave from lack of glue and padding. If you ever find pre-'72 114/115 at any junkyard with interior intact, you will notice its got much more massive uphostery, almost as good as the 108's of late 1960's.
'80 300SD/ w116
'79 240D 4-spd
'71 750cc Guzzi

previously owned:

'83 240D 4-spd
'77 280SEL 4-spd
'74 280/8
'72 250/8
'65 220Sb 4-spd
'63 220Sb 4-spd
'63 190c 4-spd
'61 220Sb 4-spd
'60 190b 4-spd
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