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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%
70 + 3 1.06%
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post #31 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-09-2006, 08:12 PM
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RE: Vintage MB owners' average age?

[QUOTE]jdc1244a - 4/8/2006 5:35 PM

For those of you as old or younger than my 300 D, why classic MBs?[/QUOTE

there aren't many 21 year olds rolling classic mercedes... I like to have a much different look than my age group is stereotyped to have. I rarely see classic mercs that are even close to being in the shape mine is... and you never see younger people rolling them. besides, the older mercedes are very good cars, cars these days just aren't the same.
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post #32 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 04:38 PM
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RE: Vintage MB owners' average age?

38, bought my first MB 15 years was a 1986 190E 2.3-16. Always owned one since then except for 8 months last year when I sold my SLK32 for a 993TT and then went through MB withdrawal and bought a 1985 300CD. What a relief. [:D]

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post #33 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 08:08 PM
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You da man... What happened to the 300b?
The 1950's 300's had a horrible problem. They had drain holes in the doors to allow any water that got in via the window glass opening to escape to the ground. Unfortunatly, the drain holes were about an inch above the bottom of the door, so the water formed a one inch lake when they were in the rain, washed, or were just in any water situation, and the water had to use evaporation to escape. Well, that isn't exactly true, they also used rust, and the doors were slowly destroyed from the bottom up. That's one reason few of these cars survived. One day I ran into a guy who had NOS doors, all four. I bought them, but lost interest and the car sits in a garage with a new engine, bronze clutch and four doors sitting on the side. I'm ashamed, but one of the Gullwings turned out to be a very unusual version and that car is getting most of my attention.
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post #34 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 08:38 PM
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Erm, you're responding to a post that's nearly five years old...

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post #35 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 01:16 AM
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I'm 26.

bought my first mercedes (C Class) when I was 22. just wanted something different to my friends and always loved benz.

Now I have a 68 280se so I could be a bit more hands on and again, always loved the look.

will always drive benz's now
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post #36 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 10:06 AM
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bought my first mercedes at 20 i am now 24 just bought 66' 200d
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17 and my first benz. W114
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It's great to see so many younger people (under 40) into vintage Mercedes! It seems like there are so few of us, so many people my age could care less and we can't let the great car culture that came about during the 50s and 60s die as the people who lived it pass things on to us.

Judging by the average age of the Mercedes-Benz club members I find myself running into with vintage cars, and the guys out there who can really afford the nicest vintage cars, the guys who own 3, 5, 10 of them. I think the true average age is much higher than the results of this pole indicate.

The average age of people who frequent forums such as this is probably pretty young, there fore, younger people are taking the poll.

Now, don't get upset, those of you who are more, eh, 'mature', and capable forum surfers and contributors, we appreciate your knowledge and wisdom, but we can probably all agree that there are plenty of folks, say, over 60 with old Benzes that will probably never visit benzworld to chime in on the pole.
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I'm 36 and this is my first MB. I've owned other vehicles before. My first vehicle was a 1981 Audi Turbo 5000 in high school. That thing lasted for about 17 years until it was rammed by an idiot driver. I tried American cars, but had the worst luck of them breaking down. The Japanese cars were nice, but they seemed too cheap. Two weeks ago, I bought a 1975 MB 450 SEL (#186 off the assembly line) with only 137,000 miles on it and was thoroughly impressed in the test drive. All I needed was 3 minor cosmetic parts to be replaced: a new car stereo (it had a cassette deck and I wanted something more modern - on the other hand, if it had an 8-track and/or a CB radio, then I may have seriously considered keeping it for nostalgic reasons, but it didn't have those things), a driver side mirror glass replacement, and paint. I now have two-thirds of it done and will completely restore the original paint color sometime in the spring. I love the German engineering and hoping to turn this baby into a classic car status soon!
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23, and I'll be 40 by time I get the car running. I'm a new member to the forums and the MB world. I recently saved from scrap a 72 imported 200. It might not run at the moment, but it has great potential. Thanks to all who post their tips. This place has been an incredible help in trying to put this great machine back together.
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