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Hello from Yelm, Washington

Hello fellow Benz owners,

My name is Philip, I'm 57, I live in the Cascade foothills outside of Yelm, Washington which is about 35 miles east of Olympia or an hour-and-fifteen (when traffic is good) south of Seattle. I've lived in the Seattle area all my life, except for a dozen years as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army in Washington DC (1-1/2 years) and Germany (10-1/2 years). Married, 4 grown stepkids. I renovate houses for a living.

While stationed in Germany in the '90's I owned a W123 1978 200 gasser, which I soon swapped a 230 engine into. Loved it, and there wasn't a corner of that car I wasn't into at one time or another, but had to leave it behind.

Never dreamed I'd own another one. But then the price of gasoline climbed, so I bought a 1985 300D, intending to convert it to run veggie oil.

And then, bought a second 300D, a 1983.

Working now on restoring both, and converting them over.

I visit wrecking yards a lot, so if you are in the Puget Sound area, anywhere between Centralia and Mount Vernon, and need something, chances are that, if it can be found in a wrecking yard, I'll find it eventually --if I don't already have it sitting in my garage.

May the road be kind to ya,
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