How does a car get soul, Dan?  If I drive it to a funeral?

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 9:01 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> The head was replaced and the engine rebuilt at some time in the car’s
> past.  I don’t have details yet but I’m getting them shortly.  He says
> there’s a good 3" thick file folder of service records.
>
> This guy buys really, really nice examples of MBs and then spends whatever
> necessary to bring them up to 110%.  He’s done this with the intent to keep
> them, but his business is growing exponentially and he started a family
> recently.  As you might expect, time available for MB fun and games has
> pretty much evaporated, so he’s thinning out the herd.
>
> He’s the one I bought the 94 S420 from.  It’s not perfect, but it’s
> certainly one of the nicest W140s I’ve seen of its vintage in a long time.
>
> Dan
>
>
>
> > On Sep 3, 2015, at 7:16 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > No, just considering this as a second car if the price would be right.
> >
> > Why, you want the S430?
> >
> > I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again:
> >
> > After the W140 Mercedes became a commodity, I think.  The styling does
> nothing to distinguish the cars from any others on the road.  The fit and
> finish isn’t that great, and the build quality is so-so.  Interiors look
> fake and plasticky, not luxurious.
> >
> > The S430 is a good car, and I’m happy with it as transportation, but
> unlike models that preceded it, it has no soul.
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Sep 2, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> You gonna unload the S430?
> >>
> >> --R (sent from my miniPad)
> >>
> >> On Sep 2, 2015, at 8:39 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> The guy I got my 1994 S420 has a 300SDL he’s looking to get rid of.
> Like the S420, he poured far more money into it than he did driving time,
> and it was supposedly as nice or nicer than the S420 when he bought it a
> few years ago.
> >>
> >> This isn’t the rodbender, is it? What should I look for/ask about?  I
> know the W126 chassis well, but not the M603 engine or relatedc running
> gear.
> >>
> >> I may take a look at it in a week or two.  I would really like to get
> back into a W126, and even better, a diesel.  Back to a simpler time….
> >>
> >> Dan
> >>
> >>
> >>
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