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Good to have joined. I bought a 230 ce in 1984, collected it from the Sindelfingen factory, and liked it so much that I am still driving it 25 years and 300, 000 miles later ! 70 miles a day commute. Still on the original clutch.

The car lives with me in Hampshire, UK, and is garaged overnight in the winter. Very much a working car.

Had the head off twice for gasket leaks - at 150k and 250k miles. Had to change the power steering box and left rear drive shaft at 280k - both replaced with items reclaimed from breaker's yard, to good effect.

Service interval now 12000 miles thanks to that fine American product, royal purple oil. I change the oil filter at the 6000 mile half way point. Service by village mechanic, not expensive main dealer.

Next annual MOT test later this month - will need a little welding for patch of corrosion on rear cross member, and maybe at 2 jacking points. Will get auxillary air valve changed at same time - it is sticking (very low revs at cold start up, high tickover when warm).

Will keep you informed how it gets on.

Best wishes, Keith Galbraith
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