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Hi folks
been a mercedes guy since my firts 1959 220s pontoon that i converted to a 220SE with a 190 sl gear box on the floor for a 4speed stick shift with clutch pedals, from a hydrack vacuum column shifter.
cars owned after that included 59 190sl,60 220se coupe,many 220s and se 4 doors saved and sold, another restored and sold 58 pontoon 220se sedan, 300d adanauer 4dr hardtop, 450SEL 4.5, several 300 diesels, and I still have 2 1968 250se coupes, an 81 300 TDT wagon, and a 86 420sel daily driver.
at my house MERCEDES RULES since 1963. I still do the repairs on the wagon and the running coupe.
I have been the major mechanic for almost all repairs to these cars, but at 73 years old have had to slow down some and farm out some work.dagnab computer systems took all the fun out of mercedes mechanic work.
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Welcome and what a nice collection you have... would love to see your prized MBs, especially the 111s.
1968 250SE coupes are rare... MB Classic said only 50 were made for '68 before the 280SE's replaced them.
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Have you visited the Ponton Page, Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962) ©

'59 220S Cabriolet - for sale -
'83 240D original owner 351,500 miles - for sale -
'88 560SL 41,000 miles being parted out -
'99 E300 turbo 196,000 miles
'03 SLK320 34,500 miles
'14 Smart electric
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Welcome back, Dave.

I don't have your history with MB, but my first one was a W108 ('72 280 SEL 4.5) nearly 30 years ago. The two I have now are both beyond my shade-tree abilities, although the roadster is pretty accessible and hand-tool friendly. I don't even raise the hood of the W220 except to check fluids and filters.

I'm beginning to get the itch to get another W108 if I can find the right one. Like your 250's.

Dr. J.

"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck
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