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Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 2 x W115 220, W115 230.4, W115 240DA, W123 230, W212 E300
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Crazy things Mercedes can do.
As a child, in the late 1960's, I saw a sheep farmer tow his broken-down 10-ton sheep truck to the railway station, with his 230SE fintail.
I have traversed deep sand and deeply rutted farm tracks and even a badly eroded road with my various W115's. Roads that others buy 4x4's to traverse, was driven upon in my daily commute.
With my 1976 230.4, I pulled out a 12ft high tree with a 6-inch thick trunk, without hassles. I did so after the owner of a little Mazda 323 tried it with his car. The tree won't budge but I saw that it stretched around the B-pillars with every attempt. The Merc did it in an instant and suffered no damage.
Years ago, an uncle and a cousin drove around in the Karoo desert, hunting hares with a .22 repeater rifle. All done from within a brand new 280SE. No roads at all.
We also once noticed a late 1970's 350SE fording a shallow river mouth, about a foot deep, to take its occupants on a fishing trip down a long, sandy beach.
Where did your Merc sedan afford you some adventure?
Last edited by Dutchuncle; 05-15-2013 at 05:50 AM.