Not surprisingly, there is an interesting story behind the car. It was originally sold in Poland but shipped the Lebanon and used by multiple canadian diplomats over the years. The PO imported it to Montreal in 1998 and went through the process to get it certified for our market (3rd brake light, an extra reflector on the right rear tail light). The car is fugly but goes pretty wellWow, didn't even know the E280s were sold in NA as manual, any idea how many made it over? I've always wanted to pick up one of the older IDIs, couple solid manuals up for cheap locally.
I never knew there were other MB owners here with this thread. Although mine isn't as flashy as the ones I see posted here, I have a white 1971 W115 220D manual with the 615. It's not a hot rod by any stretch, but I just love driving it, hopelessly addicted to hearing it run, and love working on it even more. Always have a list of things to do on it, and that's intentional