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Old 08-21-2003, 05:16 PM
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Age 63~SL is 19th of 20 cars, 2nd convertable, 3rd sports car, 2nd MB, one of 6 cars currently owned and operating.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, A.D. 1759

1975 240D
1986 560SL
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Old 08-21-2003, 05:56 PM
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And the average age so far...

... is 46.

The age/number spread so far is:
27 28 34 38 42 42 45 46 48 49 50 55 56 57 59 63

The median is also 46.

The fun factor is infinite.

The average income is $95,000 (OK, I made that one up!)

Ken Silver
~1993 SL500, glistening black/grey on black leather, now in the shop for facelift painting lower body. Waiting for phone call to pick up today!
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's - (and my polishing)
~1992 Honda US s/wagon, black/grey
ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
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Old 08-21-2003, 06:20 PM
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Average age of car?

'85 380 SL (sold)
'85 Carrera Flatnose
'71 280 SL Signal Red/Cognac
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Old 08-21-2003, 07:01 PM
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I am 36. My dad has always had MBs. A 72 220D, a 76 230, 79 300sd, and the 75 450SLC. I was allowed to drive all but the 450SLC and now my dad has given me the car. I have owned mainly Fords, a few 5.0 Mustangs. My daily driver is the F150 Super Crew Lariat 4x4. I have only had the 450 for less than a week!
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:28 PM
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45, bought the SL at 44. Second MB owned, first bought about six years ago at 39. Owned over 20 cars, a few trucks, one van and several motorcyles over past 29 years and would have had an SL in my teens or twenties, but couldn't afford one.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:51 PM
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Age of self 52, age of Benz 14, therefore REAL age of self 38-which feels about right except between getting up in the morning and 20 minutes thereafter.
Craig Bethune

'97 SL500, 40th anniversary edition

'04 Olds Bravada (SWMBO's)
'06 Lexus ES330
'89 560SL (sold)

SL--Anything else is just a Mercedes.
(Kudos to whoever said it first)
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Old 08-22-2003, 12:55 AM
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27, my dad gave me his 1989 560SL with 13,000 miles on it last year. The catch is, I can't sell it, I have to either keep it or give it back. I'm ok with that. I loove driving it. What a babe magnet.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:02 AM
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I like the idea of being 17 again! 48 with a '72.
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Old 08-22-2003, 08:43 AM
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Inherited the 500sl a number of years back from my dad's estate. I am now 42. After dad died, I had the task of selling the cars he had accumulated: 1954 Packard Clipper, 1941 Ford Super Deluxe convertible, 1947 Lincoln V-12 convertible, 1961 Cadillac coupe de ville, 1936? Chrysler Airflow (actually owned by Walter Chrysler as the legend goes), 1958 Corvette, 1964 Thunderbird. There was a quick uphill learning curve on pricing these cars as my brothers were pushing for quick settlement. Probably gave some of them away but relied on dad's car buddys to help me out and think we did OK.

Anyway the Merc was dad's daily driver, he bought it from the guy who imported it into the country. I can't sell the car for sentimental reasons so it wil be an old man's car (again) one day. Until then, drop the top and take a few years off!


Rich Weaver "greymarket"

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Old 08-22-2003, 10:23 AM
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44 = bought it
==> "New age" 36

(Wife has been saying she is 24 for some time now. Looks that way to me. 10 and 8-year-old kids hard to explain.)

1990 500SL 65k km - until May 11 2004
2004 E320 4-Matic wagon
2004 CLK500 Cabrio from May 11 2004
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Old 08-22-2003, 01:53 PM
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Bought it for my wife's birthday in 2000.

I'm 44...
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:44 PM
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I'm 41, but I usually feel like I'm 19. Bought my '83 380 recently. I also have a '72 MGB that I intend to sell, maybe, someday. (neither being my daily driver). Got the benz because I wanted a larger, sturdier more comfortable sports car, and I like air conditioning. Always loved their looks too, hardtop, ragtop, and no top. I've had the MG for 9 yrs., and am hoping the benz will be my final and forever extra car.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:51 PM
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Age here is 51 bought this car from my brother's father in law while on vacation two months ago. Was not in the market for a new car but always did like the looks of the early SL's and it was in great shape.

My car
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Old 08-22-2003, 05:09 PM
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My 47 year old wife drives our 85 280SL during the week. But she lets me keep it runing and I get to drive it on weekends.
I am 54 and I have an 86 420 SEL.
I guess I drive the old mans car but it feels good!
I also drive a 10 year old schwinn and about 5 pairs of running shoes. They actually do keep me young.
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Old 08-23-2003, 01:10 AM
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Current age 42 but bought my SL at age 31. Current age of my SL is 15 years and still going strong!
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