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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 sedan

I found this car in Lake Forest, Illinois in 1981.  The overall condition was decent, but in retrospect, I believe the car had 150K miles when I bought it.

I was absolutely entranced with the way the car drove, like a sports car with four doors and a huge trunk.  I was more than a little amused when my father began to ask me if he could borrow the Mercedes when he and Mother were going someplace nice.

I ended up rather disillusioned with the bills from all of the repairs the car required.  I sold it in 1983.  It was the best car I have owned - independent of cost.  I haven't been in a hurry to get another one, but there are other Mercedes that I would like to own.  See the wish list. 

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