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Old 03-27-2020, 05:36 PM
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So, I did a thing...

It's not particularly exciting, but it is pretty special:





She needs a little bit of TLC as she sat for a few years (only ~500 miles were put on from the time Jim had passed to when I bought her), but she's still got all the mods from Jim and is almost in the same shape as when Jim had her!

I'll post some additional pictures once I get her cleaned up, but she's drives as good as I remember from back in the day.

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Old 03-27-2020, 06:07 PM
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I think that might be the car that JimB scared the pants off of me and Dee8go in while navigating narrow steets in SF back in the late oh-ohs IIRC. Fast car.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:34 PM
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Jim would be proud. Good work Rock!
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:46 PM
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in the family

Glad shes still in the family. I look forward to helping you with her.

Photo from my first Mercedes-Shop meet. Took this photo and moments later introduced myself to Jim and Justin (iwrock).
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:46 PM
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What is that model number again? And tell us about the engine, I can’t remember anything about it.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:52 PM
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Amazing! Jim is smiling somewhere - and its still a beauty!
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:16 AM
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Thumbs up

Good to see someone carrying the flame .
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:37 PM
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What is that model number again? And tell us about the engine, I can’t remember anything about it.
Looks great, probably a 560SEC, 5.6L engine. IMO one of the best looking designs on four wheels.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:14 PM
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I remember when he built the engine....not sure if 5.6 but he got all the good non smog euro parts IIRC. I cannot imagine how it ever passed California smog rules.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:24 PM
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:48 AM
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What is that model number again? And tell us about the engine, I can’t remember anything about it.
560SEC in 90% euro dress. Mechanically has the 10:1 M117968 HV engine, corresponding tri-y exhaust, and matching 2.65 LSD.

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I remember when he built the engine....not sure if 5.6 but he got all the good non smog euro parts IIRC. I cannot imagine how it ever passed California smog rules.
It retained most of the smog related controls for visual inspection, but they're not hooked up.
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:31 PM
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is it licensed in CA?
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:47 PM
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Classic car, with classic rims...looks like something that Crockett and Tubbs would have driven...
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:24 PM
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Great that you bought this car. This style Benz will live in infamy in my mind. I love 'em.

What is the history of the car since the engine fire? Who bought it from Jim's widow?
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Old 04-03-2020, 04:09 PM
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Great that you bought this car. This style Benz will live in infamy in my mind. I love 'em.

What is the history of the car since the engine fire? Who bought it from Jim's widow?
I don't think you know what infamy is.

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