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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2006, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I'm new here!

Hello All!!

I'm new to the Mercedes world. I have inherited my late brother's 1972 300 SEL 4.5. He had had her since the late 1980's. Her name is Broom Hilda. My brother, Rick, lost his long term battle with AIDS in February of 2004. This beautiful Benz was his pride and joy, and I intend to keep it in the prestine condition that it is already in. It is need of some minor work, such as fuel injector seals and some power steering freshening. There is some detail attention that needs to happen with the sun roof also.

At this point I wish to thank you all in advance for any help that I may receive. Rick would be pleased that his baby is in good hands.

Thanks to all,

Jim Lunger

P.S. Rick named all of his cars, The name "Broom Hilda" fits this one to a "T"!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2006, 08:38 PM
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Welcome and let's see some pics!

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Welcome Jim, sorry to hear about your brother, but that sounds like a wonderful car and a wonderful thing you're doing maintaining it in his memory.

Yes, when you have the time, show us some pics!

You can use the "Attach a file after posting" feature or upload them to your own gallery here.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1226729&posts=5&fid=48

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2006, 09:35 AM
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RE: Hello, I'm new here!

sorry to hear about your bro.... yes, the Benz definitely deserves to be treated well.

Welcome to the forum! Sure you'll find plenty of help to keep it in good shape.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 06:05 AM
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Welcome. Sorry to hear about your brother. Look forward to seeing some pictures of your car.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 10:38 AM
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RE: Hello, I'm new here!

Welcome to the forum.
There is plenty of stuff available here just about anything you need to know about you car and its maintenance.

Also, members are most willing to share their expertise with you, if you post questions.

I have been drawing on this expertise for almost a month now.

Pl. post some pics. when time permits.


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2002 ML500 (120K Miles) ==>Silver on Black Leather Interior:Sport Pkg;


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 04:44 AM
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Hello Jim and Welcome! You might be intersted to know that this model was only made for two years. 1971 and 1972. There were a total of 2,533 units made. This model would lay the groundwork for one of the most famous production sedans, the 450 SEL. All the best with your classic!
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So am I I just signed up. I have 77 450 sel that I will try to post some pictures of.
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i am new here and i bought a 1978 240d (diesel) and i LOVE it. i bought it from a lady, about late 30's, from pasadena for $800!!! and i LOVE it because it is my first car and its fun to drive. there is a dip in the road near my house that i pass every day on my way to work, and the car, when i go over the dip, makes a creaking noise (from the suspension i guess) and the car and the seat kinda bounces. I LOVE THAT!!! these newer cars dont have that stuff. all that to say...i dont think that i will ever give up driving a vintage mercedes!
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1978 240D automatic (02/2006 to 08/2008) miss you buttercup!
1980 Toyota Corolla automatic (03/2008 to 09/2008) GOOD RIDDANCE piece of $%*&@!!!!!
2000 VW Golf stick shift (09/2008 to 08/2012) inherited it from my boss...
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