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Old 02-11-2003, 01:42 PM
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Smile European members??

Hi every one, it seems that we have quite a few Europeans on the board so here are my questions:

1. Where you live in Europe?
2. What car do you drive?

Thanks for your response

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Old 02-11-2003, 03:14 PM
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Close to Stuttgart, Germany...

What do I drive? Lets see

My girlfriends 280 S


My 230E:



My Citroen:


My fintail:



Our Suzuki (the one to the right):



Sometimes, for example the wedding of my sister, I have to borough some cars:



Or for pure pleasure, the Rover P 6 of a friend:



Lets see, if I find a pic of my bike somewhere

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Old 02-12-2003, 01:44 AM
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The Goodyear Ultra Grip 6 handle the snow pretty well. And for the tough spots I put some snow chains on


At some places even the snow plow turned around

At my girlfriends place in western Austria we had over the last week about five foot of snow. She left the car standing for four days, that was the result


And the wipers: Yes, they help a lot when there is a lot of dirt on the road!

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Old 02-12-2003, 06:41 AM
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I live in Denmark. -Copenhagen, The Queen, The Little Mermaid.. you know.)

I took this picture 5 min. ago and i wanted to show the super clear blue sky we're having today. But in the pic it's more like white..!? Well. You can see the sun shining on my rather dusty 300E.
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Old 02-12-2003, 07:16 AM
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Eberhard,

Nice looking line-up of cars you have there. I also have a Toyota Corolla (1988) that I'm reluctant to park too close to any trash dumpsters because I fear that the garbage truck will think it is trash and haul it off.

How do you keep so many nice vintage cars in Europe? Aren't the inspection and tax laws designed to discourage vintage car ownership? Hope that question is not mis-interpreted, that is just what I've heard.

Sholin in Mustang, Oklahoma (where we don't even have car inspections).
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Old 02-12-2003, 02:04 PM
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It is actually not that bad, since tax depends on displacement and pollution, insurance on horsepower and model specific risk:

Costs are in Euro, per year:

230 E (catalytic converter by Paul Wurm)
tax: 117, insurance: 280

Citroen (600 ccm engine):
tax: rougly 200, insurance: 107 (if you hit something, no damage to the other party ;-))

Suzuki:
tax: roughly 250, insurance roughly 200

Fintail (not registered right know, as you might imagine)
tax: 190, insurance: 80

The W 116 is the problem, since it ist not yet a vintage car.
To register it in Austria was roughly 140 Euro a month.

The car is not registered right know, we consider a solution in germany for cheaper costs.

Since two of us use the cars it is, in overall costs, o.k.

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Eberhard
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:51 PM
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Eberhard

You 230E is extremely similar to my 240D (minus the Euro lights and cool wipers) You even have the rust vein under the wind cowl just like me (I have to fix that) Is your interior blue? That picture with you 230E covered in snow...my 240D would be plugged in nice in warm. How does the 230E start in cold weather? Oddly enough a girl at my school (I live in USA) has a 230E(Euro) Blue outside,tan inside that starts horribly in the cold weather.
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Old 02-12-2003, 04:00 PM
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Besides that rust at the front fenders the car is in a pretty decent shape. I put Fluidfilm everywhere 18 months ago, which pretty much stopped any corrosion.

The car is in fact white with blue interior, which at that time was a very common combination. The guy I bought the car from had three of them, all white/blue. They used to be unmarked police cars, at that time they completely disappeared in the traffic.

Guess what. Todays police cars are silver and are leased. Times are a`changing.

The 230 E starts as soon as a look sharp at the key.

A good starting M 102 needs:

- good plugs, good ignition cap, good rotor
- good ignition wires, some animals devour them which causes probs.
- good air filter
- propper set valves

It helps to replace the fuel filter close to the pump at the tank, also this puffer thing.

If possible, check the cold starting device and clean the fuel distributor. There is a piston inside which can be carefully cleaned.

A well mainained M 102 is a good starter. At Simones place the car was sitting for four days at freezing temperatur.

Half a turn of the engine, smooth idle.

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Old 02-12-2003, 04:03 PM
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Shot of the interior.

You can see the camouflaged lid on the dashbord, which covered some radio equipment and the controls for the police sirene and lights.



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Old 02-12-2003, 04:37 PM
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South Carolina has some BMW in the Police force, I think Colorado had also.

And what happend to the Saabs in New Hampshire?

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(living in a country where the police drives Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi as normal cruisers ;-))
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:54 PM
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Lucky dutch!

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Old 02-12-2003, 05:55 PM
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strange dutch
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Old 02-12-2003, 05:56 PM
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I got once busted by one of these,
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Old 02-12-2003, 06:00 PM
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Famous Aspen Colorado Saab

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