My Dad had a 300SL get away from him in the very early 60s it had some minor crash damage from what I was told but $5000. He had 3 or 4 of us and a mortgage. Maybe made $5000 a year ? Oddly enough though I do not remember our family never having at least one Mercedes. We drove around the country in a 0319D Bus/camper in the late 60s early 70s. My first car past down from 2 older siblings was a 59 190 gas my little sister got it next. My mom was nearly killed in a 190 diesel...probably not because they had seat belts ? Back to the 0319d bus my dad's uncle and cousin also had one each. The cousin's was stolen from Fort Benning and never recovered ? How do you not find that unicorn ? I became what you would call a Mercedes tech in the early 80s and built about 100 aluminum V8s, 380, 420, 500, 560s . The car that got away from me...1969 600 SWB limo. 58,000 miles and I bought it in 2002 only kept it for a year ? Still miss it . I think one of the top 10 cars ever made.
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