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First Person: A Quest to Find a Classic Daily Driver

Chris Harrell

First Person: A Quest to Find a Classic Daily Driver

My name is Joshua Snee, and I am a 27-year-old self-employed elevator mechanic living in Los Angeles.  I own a 4-speed manual 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D that was first sold in Europe as a US-spec model. It was purchased by a gentleman in the military, who bought it brand new to drive while he was stationed overseas. Prior to shipping the car to the U.S., he and his wife took it on a European tour, which makes it kind of special in my opinion. The car eventually arrived in the States, where it acquired the U.S. delivery badge it currently sports on its front...

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Q&A with Tom Cotter, Lifetime Car Enthusiast

Chris Harrell

Q&A with Tom Cotter, Lifetime Car Enthusiast

Tom Cotter is known by some as a barn find "master", including his Barn Find Road Trip book series. He is known by others for a myriad of other car-related endeavors: Tom has spent a lifetime immersed in the automotive industry and culture, including auto repair, parts sales, car sales, and auto racing public relations. But these are just the tip of the iceberg for a man who defies labels when it comes to car enthusiasts. We sat down with Cotter last month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and talked to him about everything from the genesis of his car...

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