Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 82 300D Turbo Diesel (340K mi)
Location: San Diego,Ca
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RE: Vintage MB owners' average age?
I'm 26. I'm no stranger to German automobiles. I've owned VW's since I was 16. Currently I still own 3, a '56 Ghia, '56 Single Cab, and a 78 Westie. When I moved to California 4 years ago I got my first job out here at a VW shop that specialized in lowering busses. Then I got a job for a reknown Porsche 356 restorer. It got me through school earning a degree in Photography. With my photography degree in hand I got myself a job working for a mortgage broker [;)]. One day, driving at a good clip the breaks on my Van stopped working (I drive all day for my work). Which brings me to the point of this story. I remembered that my friend, a hot-rod builder, had a 77 280se sitting in his backyard that he stopped driving because he had too many cars. He also had removed all smog and emmission control features. Since he didn't need it anymore and the registration would only be good until the following year we agreed that $300, which would cover his cost of parts he had in it, was a fair price. I fell in love. It handles like a GTi and cruises like...well...a Mercedes. Fast forward 8 months to now. I got 4 months left on the Reg. before it needs to be smogged, which ain't happening, so I need to find a replacement. Last week I purchased a 79 280CE, fully smogged, and I love that one even more. I'm addicted...anyone want a VW? I'll get some pics up as soon as I can. If you are still reading, thanks and I apologize [:D]