Exactly 10 years ago?
I had a lot of friends make fun of me. "Barbi Car" or "Kenmobile" they called it.
^^ not mine, but mine was identical to this one, maybe slightly darker seats.
In about 2002, I sold the 1998 Honda Civic manual trans sedan I bought new because I was bored if it, and got the 1991 Infiniti M30 for a few thousand less.
While I owned the Civic, I purchased a four door convertible for $2800.
It had ripped seats, a manifold gasket leak, and ended up having a cracked head too. I got some black leather seats from John Cashman for about $400-600 shipped. "Restored" and Installed the seats myself. Had the top half of the engine rebuilt for about $2500 (where I first saw a beautiful w113 and other Benzes and started to realize I was into the wrong line of cars).
Due to the Infiniti purchase, I sold my (rusty) 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible for about $4800 in 2002 because I got the convertible Infiniti daily driver and thought I'd never drive the Lincoln anymore. (The Lincoln needed electric & top work in addition to the body work, but ran like a tank after I had the engine rebuilt. I sent the car to California with a windsheild to replace the cracked one and a replacement wiring harness for the power top system. Apparently the car changed hands a few times and the windshield got broken, and the car was never restored further, as of about 2 years ago, but the drivetrain and brakes were holding up well enough for the car to be enjoyed as-is.
That covers about 10 years ago and a little more, but if you go back about 16-19, you see my infatuation with taking the top off cars. This 1978 Thunderbird had the top go back on with wingnuts.
None of those are an extended wheelbase w114, but that's the story of my interesting cars anyway.
The recent 1973 450sl is boring compared to the Convertible 5.0 SLC
), even compared to the 280slc 4-speed I think. I think the 280slc might possibly the most fun-to-drive car I've ever had. Ahh.. I had a lot of college fun in that 1978 T-bird.
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