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New member with W111/W110s from Australia

Hello all, my name is Dave - I'm 28 and live in Adelaide, South Australia. I work for an engineering consultancy firm in order to earn money to support a serious Fintail addiction (or 'Finnie' as we call them in oz as we like to abbreviate things). Currently I own a 1967 W111 230S sedan:

Plus a 1965 190c:

And this White 200D:

Other cars? Why yes - I have a 1964 Morris Mini which is my first car which I have owned since 1998:

Plus a very tatty 1979 VW Golf diesel which is my hack/runaround. As far as previous cars go I've lost count, but I've owned plenty of classics from two 1968 Mazda 1500s to a 1972 Volvo 145 - as far as MB's go, I've owned two W123 Diesels, a 1980 300D and 1981 240D, plus a 1980 W126 280S, 1976 450SE and a few other parts cars that have come and gone.

Those of you who are active on the ozbenz forum would know me as Pastelgrey300D (in reference to my first MB - a 1980 Pastel Grey W123 300D) - I wanted to sign up here as there are a few parts I'm in need of, mainly a bell housing to suit an OM615 engine (for my 200D project which is about to receive a rebuilt 220D engine), plus the fact that I'm a dual AU-USA citizen (have lots of family in the midwest, east and west coast) so if I ever decide to have an extended visit or permanently move to the USA I'll be looking for some help in the automobile department.

Looking forward to contributing where I can and hopefully making contact with some more owners who share my Finnie obsession - W111s seem to be very under-valued and unappreciated here in Australia (although the people that do own them love them to bits) and W110s are almost extinct...
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