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Longtime BMW owner jumps ship and joins the MB ranks

I have owned many BMWs and then this 1998 C230 came along and it was practically free. Its previous owner was driving along and met a huge deer and decided to buy a brand new MB and handed this one to me. I have liked the looks of the W202 platform and often wondered what a traditional American hotrodder could do to one of these. I own and operate a hotrod shop where our daily interests are usually in the pre 1962 American iron. I pulled this C230 into the shop and we began surgery on it. As of today she is now all black with a custom grill on 18"BBS wheels and lowered. It has become my daily driver as my 540i/6 sits in the garage. The C230 gets a whole lot better gas mileage and rides great. I think this winter it will be resprayed to a Seal Grey and will stuff a nice American LS1 with a 6speed into its tiny engine bay. I havent seen anybody attempt this as of yet, but did see a W201 with an LS1 in it, so let the cutting begin again.
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