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Date registered: Nov 2008
Vehicle: 1989 300E
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First time Benz owner 1989 300E
Here's a little bit about my car copied from another forum.
I recently bought a 1989 300E(210,000mi.)automatic,white,red leather and hope to have good luck with it.
My best friend's family have had Mercedes(at least five or six that I can remember) since the early 70's and have had at least one(most of the time two)all this time.
I just loved the silver 300SD they had and the 1988 Black 300TE they have currently(they also have a large bodied diesel).
I came about my 300E due to having TWO vehicles going down within one month! A 1995 Ford Contour(154Kmi.)(hated it anyways!) that blew up and our 1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager(176Kmi.)(transaxle blew like a grenade!) which we had for about eight years.
I wanted another luxury(with a spirited powertrain) car ever since my 1994 Chrysler New Yorker gave up the ghost about 3 years ago(202Kmi. rod/rod bearing/knock that got progressively louder.).
I didn't give much thought to a Benz or any rear wheel drive car for that matter as I leave out in the mornings even before the snow plows some days in the Winter. So,I have just stuck with front wheel drive vehicles even though I hate how they drive(save the New Yorker) and steer.
As luck would have it the advertisement for this 300E just caught my eye and I said what the heck,called on it and BAM I now own a Iconic Mercedes 300E!
My 300 also has a "Mercedes-Benz European Delivery Program Stuttgart-Germany" Badge on it as well.
It's a 3 owner car so,I may try to find the original owner and see if it really was a European Delivery Program car and get their story. Not that it makes the cars anymore special than any other,but it would be neat to have more history on the car and the first owners delivery experience.
They probably have photos of the car at the pick up point or during the trip and they should also have at least a letter/documentation of the delivery/return of the vehicle to the U.S..
Last edited by coolatula; 11-10-2008 at 07:36 AM.