Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 2004 E500 4Matic Wagon, 1980 450SLC, '94 SL500
Location: Litchfield County, Connecticut
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Fintail Rally Car Project Update
It will be a year this coming December when we decided a Fintail would be our first Rally Car project. The thought isn't unique. The editors of Classic Motorsports and Bringatrailer had the idea before us. But we've never owned a Mercedes and there is no better way to get to know a brand than owning one. We had lots of mechanical frustrations during the first 4 months. Then it was down to just a nasty miss, always in the same spot. Turned out to be a worn distributor. Once a new 123ignition was installed it has been clear sailing. We've driven it over 5,000 miles so far and have participated in some amazing shows and local rallies. Our latest triumph? How about an upcoming spread in Hemmings Classic and Exotic magazine. The Fintail is a blast to drive, and a huge attention getter. We are considering a set of Blizzacks for the winter...if they come in 13" diameter.