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There and back to see how far it is


I've owned my W140 S280 Class for 5 years in which time it as never missed a beat.

The 2800cc straight 6 24 valve unit although a little under powered as been very reliable and given me 20 - 28 mpg which in the UK is good news as petrol prices are highway robbery.

Before you say it guys yes I am mad. Taken the old girl on a round the world drive from Sheffield South Yorkshire to Sheffield Alabama US. Got me a famous patron, sponsors and a charity, camera man, and russian speakin student. The car is being prepaired for the journey but apart from shocks, springs and tyres it will be almost stock.

I'll post more info before I'm due to depart as PR company is dealing with pess and the like so can't say much more.

Many new parts will be fitted to the car, service, roof rack,fuel pump,starter motor, belts, ball joints etc. you know he score just one big question from you guys as I'm partly of the opinion if it aint broke don't mend it. Should the timing chain be replaced. the car as done 150,000 miles and the trip will be 22,000 driven miles.

Check out the pics and please feel free to give your comments.

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