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I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Marcel. I was born in South Africa, and moved to the Kansas City Area when I was small. I am fluent in Afrikaans, a language very similar to Dutch. I am also a student pilot, and an avid Scuba diver. I like to travel and enjoy the wildlife.

Almost 6 years ago, my father saw the light and leased himself a CLK500 and a C230 Kompressor for my mom. In 2007, he leased a CLK550 for himself and my mom an R500 4MATIC. As I approached the time for my first car, my dad and I started looking at used Mercedes-Benzes. My mom was adamant that I wait for my sixteenth birthday before getting a car, but made up for it by offering to pay for half of its cost.

They started searching for cars behind my back and planned to present me with a car for my fifteenth birthday! A month before I turned fifteen, my mom called me outside and my dad drove around the corner with a ribboned midnight blue 1991 300CE. Thay had bought the car early and the excitement had gotten the best of them. I could not believe it. That was quite possibly the happiest day of my life.

Now, seven months later, I am still loving the car and working slowly but surely toward restoring it to mint condition. It is a superb freeway cruiser and easily, comfortably, and quietly cruises at 100mph+. Great!

I know. I'm spoiled.
Thanks in advance for the welcome.

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