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0 - 19 26 9.22%
20 - 29 76 26.95%
30 - 39 59 20.92%
40 - 49 55 19.50%
50 - 59 50 17.73%
60 - 69 13 4.61%
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post #11 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 01:34 PM
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I'm 47 and I've wanted a Mercedes ever since I knew what they were. I remember riding in a neighbor's Mercedes when I was maybe 4-5 years old. I'll never forget what it looked like although I couldn't say for sure what year or model it was now. I think it may have been a early 50's vintage Cabriolet from what I remember. Well, I finally have my Mercedes! A '79 300SD. Maybe not quite what I wanted but it was love at first sight when I found it and I'm keeping it! [:D]

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28, my first car was a 85 300sd (w126) which I still use as a daily driver to this day, an 84 230GE, a 64 220SEb and a 76 280 + others for parts. They are unbeatable and unbreakable. As I had mentioned my first ride was a benz and it took anything a teenager could throw at it and other than some new body panels (like I said...first car) there have been no problems with it since new.
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I'm 30, I've had either a Bimmer or a Benz or both since age 19.

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post #14 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 09:52 PM
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29, stepped up to the '81 300SD this year after 7 Audis, a BMW, a Volvo, and 3 Saabs. All "old school"...
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I'm 21, and I bought my Mercedes a year ago. I've been into VWs since I was a kid, and I've owned over 12 cars if you don't include parts cars. My newest (and first) car was a '91, and they continuously get older over time[:D]
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I am 30yrs now,after training as an auto technician i bought a 1974 -115-220 3 years ago and have not loooked back ever since and i am planning to keep this 115 for my children and probably they will too keep it for theirs.
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I'm 63. When I was in Sacramento High School, with no car to my name, I was dreaming over a '61 Corvette brochure in drafting class. My instructor said there was better, and went into a sales pitch on some car called a "Gullwing." HOW could he, that was un-american, and it only had a six cylinder.
I ended up studying and learning about Mercedes. My first at 18 was a 1959 219 with "Hydrak" shift, ugh! Then a '54 300b, '49 170S four door, and finally a '54 version of one of those cars with the funny doors for only $3,000. Then a '51 170Va, and a 1955 Gullwing with low mileage. Then there was a 1952 220 Cab "A", a '67 250 SE, a '71 300 SEL 4.5, '86 300E, and just last month a 380 SL. I'm now trying to buy a '63 220 Coupe that once belonged to Otto Volmer. Go ahead and laugh at us old guys, but we were there to buy the great ones. (I sold the 219, you can guess the rest.)
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I'm 63. When I was in Sacramento High School, with no car to my name, I was dreaming over a '61 Corvette brochure in drafting class. My instructor said there was better, and went into a sales pitch on some car called a "Gullwing." HOW could he, that was un-american, and it only had a six cylinder.
I ended up studying and learning about Mercedes. My first at 18 was a 1959 219 with "Hydrak" shift, ugh! Then a '54 300b, '49 170S four door, and finally a '54 version of one of those cars with the funny doors for only $3,000. Then a '51 170Va, and a 1955 Gullwing with low mileage. Then there was a 1952 220 Cab "A", a '67 250 SE, a '71 300 SEL 4.5, '86 300E, and just last month a 380 SL. I'm now trying to buy a '63 220 Coupe that once belonged to Otto Volmer. Go ahead and laugh at us old guys, but we were there to buy the great ones. (I sold the 219, you can guess the rest.)
You da man... What happened to the 300b?
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Bought my UNIMOG 2 years ago when I was 33. Don't know why I didn't get one earlier - great for shopping [}:)]

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I'm 63. When I was in Sacramento High School, with no car to my name, I was dreaming over a '61 Corvette brochure in drafting class. My instructor said there was better, and went into a sales pitch on some car called a "Gullwing." HOW could he, that was un-american, and it only had a six cylinder.
I ended up studying and learning about Mercedes. My first at 18 was a 1959 219 with "Hydrak" shift, ugh! Then a '54 300b, '49 170S four door, and finally a '54 version of one of those cars with the funny doors for only $3,000. Then a '51 170Va, and a 1955 Gullwing with low mileage. Then there was a 1952 220 Cab "A", a '67 250 SE, a '71 300 SEL 4.5, '86 300E, and just last month a 380 SL. I'm now trying to buy a '63 220 Coupe that once belonged to Otto Volmer. Go ahead and laugh at us old guys, but we were there to buy the great ones. (I sold the 219, you can guess the rest.)
You da man... What happened to the 300b?
I purchased four new doors for the standard rusted out ones, replaced the tires with huge white walls, intalled an original Becker Mexico, overhauled the engine, and garaged it. I do have a '52 300 parts car if you are in need for parts.
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