Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes Benz S320 SWB
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah USA
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New 97 S320 Member from Utah, USA
My name is James Combs.
After reading the board's threads for over a year now, I've decided to fully participate!
Formerly a french car (1982 Peugeot 604TD, 1978 Peugeot 504D) fanatic, I purchased my 1997 S320 SWB in August, 2008 with 53,800 miles on it. Smoke Silver, VIN: WDBGA32G9VA347382. Mileage today, 3-26-10, 81,300.
God, I always wanted a smoke silver, low-mileage 1997-99 W140! The car is very clean, everything works. The driver's side seat bottom and left side bolster shows wear from my time owning the car. The original alloy wheels all have that center "peel" action going on. Otherwise, the car is practically flawless. I get compliments everywhere I go. A distinctive, classic car!
I'll post pics shortly. A big thank you to the group and its major contributors (Brett, etc.). I've printed and 3-hole punched many DIY projects and other threads of interest. This is a knowledgeable group! I hope to contribute in some fashion or another.
I'd also like to gain the confidence to make many of my own repairs, just as I did with my old French Peugeots. I miss my french car-hobby.
Thanks for admitting me to the Group. I look forward to being a "real" participant, not just the "Guest"!
James A Combs, "Jim"
SLC, Utah USA
97 S320 SWB, 81,300 miles of joyful motoring!