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Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 10:29:22 -0700
Subject: Re: Mercedes smokes BMW/Saab/Volvo with better model names

The Gardners wrote: > > Oh yeah, one more thing. > > I think the number designations are bloody wonderful! > I think that names are just some pathetic excuse to put in leather seats, a > bigger engine or any other series of options into the same body half a dozen > times much like the Ford and Holden brands in Australia. > > Al Gardner Yeah, but here's the big yes, BUT.... When I was a kid, we went to Australia and when my dad saw 4 w.d. Holden (Chevy) station wagons he went ape. That was 1955 and I still have it, with it's huge straight six truck engine, enormous radiator and after market split intake manifold with two big S.U. carbs. Two years ago, it underwent a ten month, body - off total restoration. Two weeks ago, a guy in a new Suburban offered to trade me straight across.

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