Well, last year John got his new Harley Davidson for our 18th Anniversary.

But this year was MINE!!

John and I went to look at a car we had seen listed on a local email list.
The ad read as following:

For sale 1965 mercedis 225 SL runs good new tires new brakes on rear needs some body work and paint
willing to let it go for $500 can be seen on lakeside ln off east armuchee rd villanow subligna ga area

We drove out to Subligna, a little wide spot in the road, and then down a narrow dirt road, labelled Lakeside Ln.
We were wondering if we had gone the right way, when we saw what was obviously a 70s model Mercedes Benz.
We drove on a little further, when we saw her...

I instantly fell in love...

We looked at her, and decided to come back the next night, to purchase and bring her home.
We insured her, and drove her home, and she drove wonderfully!

The initial smoking has stopped (she hadn't been run for a year), and even the non-functioning gas guage has now decided to work.

Still a few things to work on, before we start with the cosmetics, but already she is running better.
We've replaced wiper blades, and bought new bulbs to replace those that had burned out.
We do have the bumper, and will hopefully get it re-attached soon.
All chrome is intact, and only one wheel ring is missing. All 4 center caps are there, painted to match the car.