It was love at first right!
I pulled out of the driveway, drove about 2kms down the street and turned right. The accelerator felt very spongy, and as i was turning i planted it. She squelched and launched to 100km's like it was nothing!
To be honest, i didn't think that the difference between the 4.5 and 6.9 would be as great as it is.
That and the ride of the Hydro suspension was un-believable.
This ol' girl has been looked after too. The paint looks AS NEW! Centre console wood is cracking a little but that was bout it.
The fella had receipts for the last 5 years worth of engine maintenance from MB spares and it has been really well maintained - though not sure how soon it would require a timing chain as it's at 250,000kms and he hasn't replaced it in the 5years he's owned it.
I was almost prepared to buy it on the spot, but the fella said that his son (who is on his L plates) was getting used to it and he's not sure whether he wants to sell it anymore.
He said that if they did decide to sell it he would call me.
Either way, my only goal for the next 12 months is to complete my other 450 project and then purchase a well cared for 6.9.
I now know exactly why you blokes love these cars so much - for it's vintage, it's un-rivalled on the roads!!!
I WANT ONE!!!