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> On Sep 3, 2015, at 2:29 PM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
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> The current designs have all manner of Seoul.  Previous models under Bracq 
> and Sacco touched the heart and were more than just ovoid wind tunnel blobs. 
> The C111 was a beauty and not a blob.  Even the older streamlined pre-war 
> models had a human touch, the curves of a woman that pleased the eye
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> clay 
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> 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored chap
> 1974 450sl -  Frosch - Two tone green
> 1976 300D - Blei Vanst - it looks silvery
> 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran
> 1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV
> POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers
> 
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> On Sep 3, 2015, at 6:49 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
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>> 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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