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Date registered: May 2010
Vehicle: All w123 Diesels, '94 Mercedes S500
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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The old man who owns the one I'm referring to told me the story behind the car. He said it was originally purchased in december 1939 in germany by a german civilian. An American soldier purchased the car from the original owner in '43 and had it shipped to Albaquerque NM. After the war the soldier took out the original 6cyl eng and dropped an american V8 in it, along with doing some minimal body customization (rear fenders) Apparently there was a big racing scene out there after the war. The old man purchased the car in the early 50's and put the original motor back into it. I found the production numbers once online, and it was like 250 or 150, but havn't been able to find that site since.
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