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Hi from New Zealand

Hi everyone, we are a couple of Mercedes nuts, (well mostly my hubby, it's all quite new to me, but I'm learning fast!)
He's owned Mercs for years, and wouldn't have anything else, now that I've driven a few different ones myself I totally understand why!!
So we bought my mum a CLK 320, while for ourselves we go more for the older ones. we own a very tidy 1990 TE300, and have just invested in a 1987 SEC560, with AMG motor etc, the avatar is our baby the day we bought her.
She was owned by the same people from new, in 1997 they totally rebuilt the AMG motor at great expense, and then proceeded to parking her under a tree, thankfully taking her round the block regularly to keep her running, so although she had done 150.000 odd km, the new engine has only done 30.000km.
We have had all the rust taken out, and the interior all fixed up, and lots of other things, and 7 months later she finally came home to us YAY.
Great joy and excitement all around, took her for a drive, and WOW, as our mechanic said " she has some oomph" (and he should know having done his apprenticeship many years ago at Mercedes in Germany!!!).
Sadly our excitement was short lived, (2 days, 119km!!!) then she started sputtering, she's over-fueling to the max (2km x liter!!) blowing blackish smoke, carboning up the spark plugs, not as bad at high speeds, but round town.......

So that's who we are, totally committed to having our baby running sweet, and being the joy to own that we know she should, and will be!!
Apart from all that, we are a happily married couple, living in the country , on a farm surrounded by green fields, sheep, cows, cats and dogs, love the country life and healthy living, but also our fast cars (Mercs of course!).
Pete & Tea
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