BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 1964 220 SEb
Location: Pig Turd Alley, California
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RE: Vintage MB owners' average age?
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.)