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Thread: C16RKC's Mercedes S320 CDi project thread

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    C16RKC's Mercedes S320 CDi project thread

    Well after the demise of my poor old Jaguar X358, it came time to replace it. After much consideration I chose a Mercedes S class in smokey Diesel flavour.

    I put my deposit down earlier in the week, and this morning (Sat 15th Dec) I'm travelling to pick it up.

    Now waiting at the train station...

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    Chris Clark
    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    Bittersweet moments Chris?

    How far are you travelling? (Sorry if I missed that on your X358 thread.)
    I remember my train trip to King's Lynn to pick up the Super very well and hope you similarly enjoy your day today.
    Have to say that the new car looks very well with plenty of toys.

    Hope Smokey brings you home smooooothly and goes on to serve you well

    All the best
    S
    2003 Super V8 SWB

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    Now at Snow hill station in Birmingham waiting to go the last 30 minutes. The car is at Kidderminster.

    Boy it's cold today!
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    Chris Clark
    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    Not a million miles from my younger bro's stomping ground.
    Nice part of the world.
    Hope it goes/has gone well.
    S
    2003 Super V8 SWB

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    One would have thought that mrs Clark would have driven you over in the Chelsea tractor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    One would have thought that mrs Clark would have driven you over in the Chelsea tractor!
    You'd think!?
    Regards
    Chris Clark
    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

    www.autosanity.com

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    Home safe and sound...



    Drive looks lost without the Daimler...

    Regards
    Chris Clark
    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

    www.autosanity.com

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    The Daimler will look very lithe and svelte next to those two!
    Hope you enjoyed the ride home - is the suspension as smooth as you remember from the previous ones? I remember you enjoyed the effortless absorption of minor bumps.
    Thanks for the pictures!
    S
    2003 Super V8 SWB

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    Hey Chris, started your thread I see, nice one

    Looks like a cold lonely start to the morning, hopefully things warmed up through the course of the day especially as you got into your new ride

    She'll look a lot better once you get your plate on her, assuming you are?

    Hope she treats you right
    Cheers

    Jim
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    A very classy driveway!

    The MOT history is most impressive on your new S-Class, looks very well looked after
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather + Black SuedeCloth Headliner, Rear Entertainment, Picnic Trays and Split Rear Reclining Seats. 200 Cell Cats, 2.5 SS Custom X-Pipe Exhaust, JagDroid Headunit, Arden Sportlines with 295 rear tyres - 116,000 miles, 12.89 @ 107.2mph

    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 26,000 miles

    Ex. XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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