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Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 1989 560 SEL, 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible, 2014 Jeep GC Overland, 2015 Porsche 911 GTS
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Transmission and Other Expensive Work
I know that many of you will think that I lost my mind - spending a ton of money in the last 12 months to significantly upgrade the mechanicals in this car. Initially, my goal was to keep it for 3 to 5 years and use it as my daily driver - even on longer trips to Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas - so, it had to be reliable, safe and everything had to operate properly (interior buttons/knobs, etc.). In other words, I made the car what I wanted - a luxury sedan that operates as close to new as possible. But, as you all know, the next car sometimes sneaks up on you when you least expect it . . . and then, with limited garage space, something has to go. So, here I am - 5 cars and 4 spaces.
As far as the transmission - I had it rebuilt when it started to hesitate when shifting into reverse. I know - overkill - but, again, I wanted to bring this car to a high level in every way. And, out here in the California desert, I was lucky enough to find a transmission specialist who is an expert in rebuilding Benz transmissions from the '80's and '90's.
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