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  1. surfwolf

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    That would have been me! I filled up with non Ethanol gasoline at the North Plains gas station (only local station that has it).
    And then exercised "Francesca" for 30 minutes. Not a lot of driving opportunities here in Portland during the winter/next 3 months.
     
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  3. donv

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    I'm a regular at that North Plains gas station. In fact, I was headed there myself in my 300SEL.
     
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    Nice refined sedan, What color?
     
  5. donv

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    Mine is Sand Beige. My 280SE 3.5 Coupe is Tunis Beige. Both are a metallic, almost gold color. The 300SEL is a lot of fun, it is so modest looking that most people think it is a diesel or something... yet it would hold it's own with your 348, at least up to 100mph. Maybe above that. The torque it has is unreal.

    If you haven't been there, Marian Acres is a fantastic little farm market right along that road.
     
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    No doubt the 300SEL is a sleeper beast! I just love the classic lines and styling of the Mercedes sedans/coupes. And golden colors really bring out
    the lines, and has a distinguished look.

    I will have to stop by that farm market sometime and check it out.

    Have a spectacular day!
     
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  8. pdxjim488

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    Which station is it? I just filled up last week at the Shell station there.
     
  9. donv

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    It is the Chevron. You have to go around back where the non-PUC diesel pumps are, and it's a pump in that row. On the opposite side of the building from the main auto pumps.

    Also, FYI, I have never seen an attendant at the non-ethanol pump. I always just get out and pump it myself. From what I've seen, so does everyone else.

    When I'm getting normal gas for one of my modern cars, I usually just go to the Shell because it's less crowded, and the price is typically the same or within a few pennies.
     
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  10. pdxjim488

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    thanks donv, I used the "self-serve" today. It is 60 cents cheaper a gallon than the 76 in Wilsonville!
     
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    Saw Rolls Royce Silver Wraith at 162nd and 1st in Vancouver yesterday. Been a while since I have seen one of those.
     
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  14. donv

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    Everything was probably out today! I was out in the 365GT for a while today as well.
     
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    just saw an orange C8 in downtown vancouver. it looked a lot less horrible in person than in pictures. maybe i will get the z06 after all when it comes out
     
  16. pdxjim488

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    Not following the new Corvette. What is the z06 option?
     
  17. donv

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    Silver Mercedes 300SL Gullwing on Highway 26 this afternoon!
     

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