Monthly Archives: March 2007

Looking Good, Looking Better!

When you get a car that is almost perfect, where do you start? Do you fix anything? Do you not touch it? Any used car, especially any classic car, has things that need fixing. In the case of my 1985 … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here in Richmond!

This is just a quick post. By now I’m sure some people (if anyone is reading this at all) are beginning to wonder if my life revolves around cars. It doesn’t, but for now, I’m quite involved in the work … Continue reading

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Fixing Perfection

It’s been almost two weeks since I bought my new classic Mercedes 380SL. It’s in excellent condition and one huge thrill is that it was drivable from the start. I didn’t have to drive it directly to the mechanics and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Pride

Here’s a poser: A little over a year ago I bought the ’73 Mercedes 450SL that still has things to to for restoration and just a little over a week ago I bought the ’85 380SL which is in excellent … Continue reading

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Looking for Mr. Goodcar

Pain and pleasure. Sometimes one leads to the other and sometimes you can’t have one without the other. I had been looking for a newer and nicer Mercedes SL, preferably a 380SL, but had other things to deal with during … Continue reading

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I Find My Convertible

While I had always wanted a Mercedes convertible of the kinds made from 1972 to 1989, I didn’t get a chance to buy one for myself until 17 years after they had stopped making them. For more pictures of this … Continue reading

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An Early Original: The Most Popular Mercedes Convertible Ever

A little over a year ago I bought a 1973 Mercedes 450SL convertible. This was my first exposure to shopping for, maintaining and even restoring a classic car. The body is the style Mercedes used for their convertibles from 1972 … Continue reading

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