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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Hello fellow Benz enthusiasts!

Hey. Newbie here. I am new to the forum, and have just acquired my third Benz. My first was an 82 240D that I sold in 2004, then an 87 420 SEL that I just recently sold in order to get back to a diesel. I just bought a great 1977 300D down in Memphis and drove it back to Little Rock last week. It is great! It hadn't been washed in so long, I was not even sure what color it was when I went to look at it. Turned out to be banana yellow - hence my sign on name. It has the palamino interior and is in pretty darn good condition for a 32 year old car. It has 158K original miles on it. I know the mileage is original because I was able to track it from the receipts in the glove box. I spent the weekend cleaning it up and changing the fluids (trans/filter, oil/filter, etc.). Getting ready to adjust the valves this weekend. I will post photos later. Even though not a turbo, she is really fun to drive! Suspension and steering is tight as it was when she was new. I got a solid 25 MPG on the trip home (178 miles) and this was despite a half clogged fuel filter and bad tires in the pouring rain.
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Hey there, Welcome to the forum.

Make sure to check out W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

Enjoy your ride.

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Thanks Ojrana. I appreciate it. I look forward to all the interaction and good information on the forum!
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Welcome to Benzworld! Congrats on your 300D. I have one also with 282K on her and shes just getting broken in. I love owning it and driving her when I get the chance. They can be lots of fun, and challenging at the same time. Come join us in the W123 section of the forums. Great members there and lots of useful info!

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