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Road Weary No More!

Lost my cherry to an '99 SL 500. Fell in lust after tearing through the hills & vineyards north of Santa Barbara in my buddy's '99 SL 600 last year. It took a year to find "the perfect car" - low mileage, low price, etc. Consumated the deal in October, and now, I'm beginning to enjoy driving again.
For the last thirty years or so, I've travelled by car, boat, train, plane; put in more miles than I want to remember, but nearly all for work. While I love travelling, especially driving, work slowly took the edge off, and I've driven just about every car out there. Just not the SL! Toyed too long with much more mundane "new car choices - 4x4s, SLVs, sedans, blah, blah, blah.
This SL 500 has the perfect feel, in more ways than I can name, and I'm still discovering the finer points of German engineering that make you go "hmmm." This little gem is "my car," and I really don't care if it only has "butt capacity" built for two! The nest is empty and the others can fend for themselves, at least in this regard!
Now I'm toying with the thought of buying an SL600! There's room in the garage for both!
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