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Old 03-29-2001, 11:43 PM
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Old 03-30-2001, 12:20 AM
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The first car I drove was a 1986 Dodge Caravan. The first car I owned (and own) was a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD. There have been about six cars between those two.

The next car I will own (tomorrow) will be a 1991 MB 300D 2.5 Turbo.

The MBs:
1976 300D (W115) - 330K and still going (sort of)
1991 300D 2.5 Turbo - Sold at 221K
1983 280SEL - Sold at 206K
1981 300SD - Sold at 232K
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Old 03-30-2001, 12:33 AM
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The first car I owned was a 1957 Turquoise and white Chevrolet statiion wagon which I bought when I graduated from Penn State. The first Mercedes I owned was the 1982 300D which I still drive along with the 1993 400SEL
Richard Seaman
1982 300D Turbo 198k
1987 420SEL Sold
1993 400SEL 123k
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Old 03-30-2001, 12:47 AM
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The first car I owned was a 1983 Mazda 323 Sports Coupe, with a sunroof that was working. Brought it to Adelaide on its maiden drive - just so to try the stretch without any speed limits.

Then, I've had 3 Proton Aerobacks ranging from 1.6 (crashed one, wrecked the other) to a 1.8 cc, all modified to burn rubbers, before I landed with a W202 C200, and then to the present W126 300SE.
... Kerry

126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.
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Old 03-30-2001, 01:04 AM
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First I owned was a 1966 Mercury Park Lane 2 door fastback with a 428. It had an auto tranny, but interestingly the gear selector was laid out similar to the 3 speed column shift I learned how to drive on - P R N 2 D L. Ate a lot of tires on that car, mostly the rear .

Split my learning time between a 55 Chevy (3 on the tree) and a 53 International pick-up (floor shift). As I recall, the Chevy was almost as unstoppable in a field as the International was.
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'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon least its a diesel

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Old 03-30-2001, 01:32 AM
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1983 GMC Jimmy K-5 305 engine

Was a fun truck to drive as a teen. Fit 14 people in that truck one day, and drove all over the place.

Ever spend $700 a month on gas? hehe in that truck I did.

'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
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Old 03-30-2001, 01:50 AM
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Rose colored 57 Chebby 4 door automatic. Paid $300 for it. After about 6 months, engine let go on the freeway with a spectacular cloud of smoke. First Benz was a 68 200D, Manual shift, Tobacco Brown color.

2004 C240 Wagon 203.261 Baby Benz
2008 ML320 CDI Highway Cruiser
2006 Toyota Prius, Saving the Planet @ 48 mpg
2000 F-150, Destroying the Planet @ 20 mpg

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Old 03-30-2001, 06:34 AM
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Medium Blue '66 Chevelle, inline 6, automatic, with light blue interior. The seats were so slippery, you were forced to wear the seat belt to hold you in when turning corners!
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Old 03-30-2001, 07:09 AM
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The first car that I ever purchased and owned (at 19)was a 1967 427 Cobra. Holman & Moody 427 LeMans short block with medium riser heads. It had the SC style wide body but no roll bar or side pipes. The car now resides in the Cobra Museum in Bolder, CO. That is the good side of the story. The sad part is that the car I took a pass on was a 1964 Ferrari GTO that had been owned by Pedro Rodriguez. It sold for $7,800 in 1972. (It did need some work however)
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Old 03-30-2001, 07:17 AM
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first car 1984 Volkswagen Golf GTD,
second car 1985 Mercedes Benz 190D
third and other cars are the ones I currently own

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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Old 03-30-2001, 08:38 AM
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My first car was a '79 Honda Civic hatchback. It was specially designed to deliver pizza at breakneck speed while balancing a lighted Domino's sign on its head. It ran me $795 in 1989. I think it had something like 99k miles on it when I got it, and I put another 50k on it in a year. During this time I added a new clutch, new brakes, new battery, new altenator, new tires, and a quart of oil every 4-5 days.

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Old 03-30-2001, 09:30 AM
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1972 Superbeetle, and I sure remember replacing those belts every 1000 miles. I drove it from AL to CA..and back, what a ride.
2000 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
2006 Mazda Tribute
1983 Black 300 D (donated to charity)
1993 Teal 300 D (160K) Sold
"I love the smell of burnt diesel fuel in the morning, it smells like ....VICTORY"

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Old 03-30-2001, 10:20 AM
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Mine was a 1959 VW bug with 1200cc motor. I bought it stock and put a big tires (almost sand) on the rear and a cool sound system. I sure remember adjusting the valves and changing the oil on that baby every 2000-2500 miles! I met a great old guy named Lester (English mechanic) who had a shop in the hood. He let me watch him work on my car and his other customers'. I really cut my teeth in that shop and learned the beauty of the sound of a well tuned engine. As Lester used to say, Italian cars sound the best....
Ed "Don't Benz's just feel better..."

Current wives...
2000 ML430 Skyview "The Mel"
2000 CLK430 Cab "The Cab"
85 300D Turbo "The Diesel"

Past wives...
92 300E
85 190E

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Old 03-30-2001, 12:07 PM
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In 1983, my first car was a 1971 Porsche 914, in Kermit the Frog Green! I had a lot of fun with that car, so much that in 1993 I bought a 1974 914 2.0 that I drove daily until about 6 months ago!
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Old 03-30-2001, 12:20 PM
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my first car

my first car was a 1973 mustang grande',351 2v cleveland [i think]automatic, stereo,tilt wheel.

that car would burn rubber anywhere,anytime, in those days it DID!

for years it was the fastest car i had,until i got my 300e.

HEY JCE: my [probably best so far,xcluding w124]was a 1984
toyota celica gts coupe 5 spd. silver/black 2 tone. the most awesome 4 cylinder i've ever had! sold it @ 207k.

learned to drive on a 1974 ford country wasn't very impressive to the opposite sex.

*92 400e 124.034, SOLD

*92 300e 124.030, SOLD
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