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Old 09-05-2001, 08:18 PM
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Amazing 300E's (and SR-71)

I made a round trip Washington - Richmond today in the 300E. I had a 6-8 sales rep in the front seat on the way down and AC on both ways. Cruising at 75-80 mph, I travelled 236 miles on 9.25 gallons of gas, INCLUDING traffic in and out of Washington and getting slightly lost in Richmond.

That works out to 25+ miles per gallon, fairly amazing for a car of that size and comfort.

BTW - if you ever get to the Richmond Airport, you MUST visit the aviation museum. In addition to an interesting display of vintage planes and aviation history, they have an SR-71 Blackbird that you can inspect up close. Words fail me here. I have seen a number of pictures of this plane, but to walk around it and absorb the details and sheer size is something else!
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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Old 09-05-2001, 10:30 PM
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My 300D (w124) can carry up to 8 different passengers round trip (4 different passergers one way and another 4 different passergers come back).

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