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That 450 is mighty clean.

I give a slight looks edge to the W126, but a bit biased since I had one.
1982 300SD for me (bought used in 2002)
1989 420SEL was my grandmother's. Bought new in 1989, the first of 7 S-class for her.




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That 450 is mighty clean.

I give a slight looks edge to the W126, but a bit biased since I had one.
1982 300SD for me (bought used in 2002)
1989 420SEL was my grandmother's. Bought new in 1989, the first of 7 S-class for her.


I am looking to see if fate puts a clean W126 in front of me.... ;-)
 
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My W123 was in better shape, but the W126 was more comfortable & had more power, 1 extra cylinder & a turbo helps. Even if the wastegate was stuck open & it made no boost.

There was a consignment lot near where I lived in college that had a late model W126 Euro-spec 500SE, in silver with black leather. IIRC it was listed for something like 13k, probably around 2008.

What I'd really like to get would be a W123 wagon.
A 300TD would do nicely for a commuter.




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My 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV with 16k original miles


Beautiful car. My friend is 42. He wants want bad. He tends to keep his shit long term too. He still has his late 90’s Dodge diesel and refuses to sell it. He wants his oldest to take it for his first vehicle. He’s been hunting for the Lincoln for quite a while now. And for some reason, and I cannot talk him out of it, he wants the creme on crème. I’ve tried to get him to get a Monte Carlo and trick it out, Training Day style, on some Daytons, but he isn’t hearing it. He wants the boat. If you ever want to sell it, please ping me as I could line it up pretty quick.



OK, so we got a trooper pulls someone over, we got a shooting, these folks drive by, there's a high-speed pursuit, ends here and then this execution-type deal.
 
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A Gullwing Mercedes is #1 & 2 on my grail car list, with the SLR being an unattainable #1.
Mercedes only built 2, and one is on display in the MB museum in Germany.
Apparently one of the 2 just sold for $142M Eek

300SL Gullwings trade in the $1-3M range (also unattainable)
I got a brief ride in a fully restored '57 that was owned by the restoration mgr at the above mentioned consignment lot.

https://www.carscoops.com/2022...old-for-142-million/





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I recall, many years ago, a Car & Driver feature article called, A Nostalgic Look at the Great Gullwing. I was just a kid, and too young to drive, but it is indeed the Holy Grail car.


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I have adored the Gullwing since the first time I saw a photo.
The brief ride I got was pretty awesome, even if it was only in the neighborhood.

The straight 8 in the SLR makes even more power & supposedly contributed to Ulenhaut's hearing damage, even with the 'suitcase' mufflers added.




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Big Grin


My 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV with 16k original miles


Beautiful car. My friend is 42. He wants want bad. He tends to keep his shit long term too. He still has his late 90’s Dodge diesel and refuses to sell it. He wants his oldest to take it for his first vehicle. He’s been hunting for the Lincoln for quite a while now. And for some reason, and I cannot talk him out of it, he wants the creme on crème. I’ve tried to get him to get a Monte Carlo and trick it out, Training Day style, on some Daytons, but he isn’t hearing it. He wants the boat. If you ever want to sell it, please ping me as I could line it up pretty quick.


I know of a guy with a nicer 1975 mk IV than me that he is putting up for sale soon...

This is the car...
 
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