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240D Rescue!

A friend was planning on consigning his 1983 240D to the scrap yard...I asked if it ran and he said it did. I paid him $200 for the car, put a few hundred dollars into some basic items and it runs great!

It needs some body work and has miscellaneous issues but the engine runs great and all essential systems seem to work. I'm making a project out of systematically fixing the various issues: stuck sun roof, passenger window not working, electrical system needs to be checked out, right front fender needs help, new paint, etc.

But it drives, it gets better mileage than my suburban, I feel attached to it because it is from the same year I graduated college, and I get a kick out of some of the looks I'm getting as I drive it!

Maybe some day my kids won't be embarrassed to be seen in it!
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