Comet is a 1981 300 TD Turbo converted by Fred Sinton and Jessica Peterson at Fred's Foreign Cars in Kennett Square. The conversion was done at approximately 90,000 miles, and Comet currently sports about 160,000 on the odometer. Its a rectangle tank Greasecar kit with Co-Pilot, and a few modifications (outside tank vent, insulated grease lines) done by Rob Mastrippolito at Waste Oil Recyclers. Kate drives this car 40 minutes each way every day from her house in Coatesville, PA to work at her beauty salon in Exton, PA.
We bought this Mercedes 300SD in August 2010. The guy I bought it from had it for close to 20 years, and he had purchased it from his boss prior to that. We paid him $500 for the car. We purchased this car because we wanted a car that we could convert to run on WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) like our '94 Suburban does. This vehicle is also considered a collector's vehicle and has a license plate to declare so. We never have to buy tags or have it inspected again.