Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: 1979 450SL; 1973 280SE 4.5; 1986 420 SEL(SOLD)
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Just returned from the 8 day, 2200 mile road trip from MA to SC (sorry no pictures yet). Car ran almost flawlessly (one minor hot start issue after sitting in traffic at a gas station for 20 mins - it started, but not easily like usual). Averaged almost 17 mpg, car's sweet spot seems to be 70 mph and it was much more comfortable than I anticipated. Encountered all kinds of weather - torrential rain, fog, cold, and high heat. Just missed the tornado in NC, but did see much of the devastation.
A great adventure and it was great to drive it like it was meant to be driven. People loved seeing it and couldn't believe it was driven that far.
Fortunately, did not need any repairs, but I appreciate the info on indys from those that responded.