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Old 04-02-2005, 10:42 AM
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Florida rental needed

I just bought this car on ebay and plan to drive it home at the end of the month. It was impulsive, but, ah, what the heck - what's life without a little adventure.

If anyone is local to the WPB area and wants to pre-inspect it that would be great, just let me know.

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Old 04-02-2005, 11:00 AM
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tell me where it's at and I'll go look at it for ya
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:22 AM
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Really nice looking 240! Nice impulse.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:32 AM
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I like that color. It's that grey/beige that is harder too find, and much more elegant than the other tans and yellows used on most w123. It is handsome as-is, but IMHO some Chrome wheels would set it off nicely.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for all of the nice words...just spoke to the dealer, she seems nice. Told me that they had been partnered with another guy who they sold on ebay with plenty of feedback but are now on their own and referred me to the old username for feedback.

If anyone is local and wants to check it out, the car is at:

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida 33415

I'll pick it up at the end of the month.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:14 PM
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I made it home!

In following up to my prior post...I made it through 13 states and 1600 miles in the 240D from florida...during the trip, in the middle of South Carolina it turned 100K, a milestone I captured and have attached a photo of, below. The car is generally pretty sound, no rust and got up to 32MPG on the trip, averaging about 28+ going between 65-75 the whole way. Some places headwinds were gusting to 30+ MPH which made hill climbing an adventure. My goal of picking up some large items I had bought over the net along the way was met so the trip was a complete success.

I'm having some second thoughts about actually keeping the car since now it is hitting me that I have 4 cars and two drivers and don't really have time to perform the WVO conversion I had planned. So, if anyone is looking for a nice '82 240D drop me a line and we can talk. Obviously, the car is capable of being driven anywhere.
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