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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

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    Funny Klink my wife and I were thinking of that very thing here once both kids graduate from college this school year. We will be free to splurge finally just for shi*s and Giggles and take the full MB experience while there....
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    My dad did European delivery on his W123 and every Mercedes he has every owned since (W126, W201, W124, R170, W212) except 1 (W222) he bought used from Tacoma. If you have the time, it is a lot of fun and the cost of the trip and the car is on par with just buying it from the dealership. The only consideration is that you buy it, drive it around Europe, drop it off at an agreed upon port, and then return to the US to await delivery of your "used" MB which has a lower sales tax rate.


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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    I will take one please. Minimally optioned. Leather and sport exhaust and red seatbelts. Wish I could get a classic darker red interior. Not a fan of black with the red inserts.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    I was planning Yurro delivery of a C63 AMG for this summer, but with the new house purchase last fall and having to furnish and outfit it, decided to postpone to June, 2019. Having blinds and a driveway extension and such was more important than another car, for now.

    NOTE: C63 AMG sedans are NOT available for Yurro Delivery, because all US-spec C-class sedan models are assembled in Alabama. However, US-spec C63 coupes and cabrios are available for Yurro Delivery because they are still made over there. All US-spec Exx AMG and other sedans and G-wagons are also eligible for Yurro Delivery.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Having blinds and a driveway extension and such was more important than another car, for now.
    GVZ, I think you need to lock your screen when you walk away from your computer. It seems that Laura is now making posts on your behalf. I'd set her up with her own 500EBoard account


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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I was planning Yurro delivery of a C63 AMG for this summer, but with the new house purchase last fall and having to furnish and outfit it, decided to postpone to June, 2019. Having blinds and a driveway extension and such was more important than another car, for now.

    NOTE: C63 AMG sedans are NOT available for Yurro Delivery, because all US-spec C-class sedan models are assembled in Alabama. However, US-spec C63 coupes and cabrios are available for Yurro Delivery because they are still made over there. All US-spec Exx AMG and other sedans and G-wagons are also eligible for Yurro Delivery.
    Y'all can git Alabammy delivery of that fancy furrin foor door...
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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Thanks so much for the pictures and report about car week. Unlucky as I am, I was in Carmel and Monterey the week before for vacation (we had settled there in last minute being unable to go to Yosemite), I could watch as the area was getting ready for the show. What amazed me though is that Carmel is a kind of time capsule for Mercedes youngtimers, I had never seen so many R107, W126, W124, W123, R129 on the streets used as daily cars, not even here in Europe.

    Also saw this beauty in the street...

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntrepid View Post
    GVZ, I think you need to lock your screen when you walk away from your computer. It seems that Laura is now making posts on your behalf. I'd set her up with her own 500EBoard account


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    Oh, she has an account here.....

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    i saw that car at bohnams . its quite nice, atleast just looking at it.... and yeah it went for 90 plus premium whatever they charge

    as for my SN, i think ive had since the vwvortex days so i just left it as is....i dont know about all the this forum and other forum issues...dont care....honestly..i just like Mercedes

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Does anyone know which year Legends will celebrate the 35th year for the W124 chassis?
    Trying to do the math....

    Wikipedia states:
    W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984/85 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    The 124 was officially introduced in 1985.

    GSXR edit: The 124 was officially introduced in USA as a 1986 model year, but was available in Europe earlier.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    so we are talking35th anniversary in 2020?

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Does anyone know which year Legends will celebrate the 35th year for the W124 chassis?
    Trying to do the math....
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    The 124 was officially introduced in 1985.
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    so we are talking35th anniversary in 2020?
    That question would probably be best to ask the organizers of the "Legends of the Autobahn" event, not this forum. I'm not totally sure that any of our regular members (yes, even including The Honch) have the dictatorial power to specify what the focus for future Legends events should be.

    I believe the chief organizer of the Legends event is Allen Stephens. If I remember correctly, his email is: allen.c.stephens@gmail.com

    I recommend you contact Allen directly and check with him. He's a friendly and very upright guy, a friend of mine for nearly 20 years, and I'm sure would welcome the contact and respond appropriately.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    LOL I just found this picture on my phone from last weekend. For anyone that has seen our group in Monterey and has ever wondered why we need so many "support vehicles" this picture pretty much says it all:

    Transmission 2.jpg

    Let's see here...

    Beer - Check, Snacks - Check, Detailing Products - Check, Spare Transmission - Check???


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    I came for the cars, I will return for the sausages (and free Japanese beer)
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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    It looks like everyone had a great time. I have to make it back one of these years. Maybe next year.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    2020 might be the year to go, we shall see.

    per GSXR: The 124 was officially introduced in USA as a 1986 model year, but was available in Europe earlier....

    So if the tribute/anniversary happens, it might be 2021. I hope it is in 2021.

    I e-mailed Allen Stephens a couple of questions, see below for my questions and Allen's answer.

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    It looks like everyone had a great time. I have to make it back one of these years. Maybe next year.
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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by 600Eric View Post
    LOL I just found this picture on my phone from last weekend. For anyone that has seen our group in Monterey and has ever wondered why we need so many "support vehicles" this picture pretty much says it all:

    Transmission 2.jpg

    Let's see here...

    Beer - Check, Snacks - Check, Detailing Products - Check, Spare Transmission - Check???

    The manual transmission will go to Leistung Autohaus for full tear down and rebuild including the case being tumbled and then returned next year to the owner on the field at Legends. This will save the customer shipping! Smarter not harder!

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Every year I remind myself to take more pictures of the cars when I go the Legends or similar car shows, however I tend to return home with very few pictures. It might have to do with me prepping the cars, getting the hospitality suite set up, and or being available to the judges, but fortunately a few people like David Ricardo actually take the time to capture the event with their cameras. Here are a few of my favorites for the show:



    early morning placement of my restoration 190E 2.3-16, Class 7: Modified Mercedes This car did place first in Class 7



    same car getting the third degree by the judges



    additional scrutiny



    Albert's 500E on the field







    Kip's 6.3 is beautiful



    My 1985 190E 2.3-16 was trailered to the event and was 3 hours behind schedule which meant it barely made it on to the field on time. The team got her wiped down for judging in record time.







    This 190E 2.3-16 was awarded Best of Marque Mercedes-Benz and Best of Show 2018 Legends of the Autobahn





    600Eric's son relaxing, these air loungers looks comfortable but they are pretty useless so save your money. I have three available free.



    snacks on the field, little did I know one of our new team members Andy is an Executive Chef! Quite skilled.

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    that 6.3 is super

    i know i saw it at my mechanics garage recently in santa ana if im not mistaken
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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    It was a super treat driving most of the way up the coast with Kip in the 6.3, but the company/conversation was even better!!

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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Looks like Jeff Wong is famous!!

    Half page photo in this month’s issue of Sports Car Market !!


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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Jeff deserves another ‘WELL DONE’



    Gerry,

    Are you going to create a PDF of the article for the record?
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    Re: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN AUGUST 24, 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    Jeff deserves another ‘WELL DONE’



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    Are you going to create a PDF of the article for the record?
    I wasn’t planning to because it’s not E500E related.

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