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my ride 95% finished: 1971 250C

 
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Oliver 250C



Joined: 08 Aug 2009
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Location: Detroit USA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject: my ride 95% finished: 1971 250C  Reply with quote

Hello Stars,

I promised pictures of my ride and here they are, the car is not 100% finished, but it is back on the road and the small stuff has to wait....
The car was stored for over 24years when I bought it 5years ago.
I sanded all the paint to bare metal upper and under body and repainted the car in my barn with epoxy primer and midnight blue. The under body is covered with chassis black.

The blue interior is in mega good condition and I added power windows and a becker mexico with a CD changer in the trunk and stereo speakers in front and back.

I painted the front and rear end in chassis black and have all new bushings and rubber installed.
Also I have a set o H&R springs installed to lower the car....

The rims are original NOS AMG in 6.5x16 with an offset of 30, in the front with a 5mm spacer.

The engine block is just cleaned and painted (73.000mls)

Steering box, AC compressor and the Zenith's are 'fixed' with new seals....














Greetings

Oliver


These are some pictures of the restoration and when I bought the car:







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Rabidfox



Joined: 08 Oct 2009
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Location: Central FL

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice!

cant wait to get crackin on mine Laughing

had a set of those AMG on my first 201 for a while in 16x7.5f and 16x9r...curb Sad
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1985 190e 2.3-16 gray market
1970 250c
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Eirik 200



Joined: 06 Aug 2009
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Location: NORWAY

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the beautiful pictures..
A very good looking car..


(btw: What did you paint the underside av the car with ? The light-grey, semi-gloss coating..)
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Mercedes W115 200 1973
*W140 400SE 1991
*W124 280TE 1993
*W126 280SE 1983
*W460 230GE 1989
*W114 230.6 1970
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Oliver 250C



Joined: 08 Aug 2009
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Location: Detroit USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Chassis black satin Reply with quote

Thank you Eirik,

I had the underbody down to bare metal and I sprayed Epoxy primer and a product they call 'Chassis Black satin'. It was very easy to spray.
It is not the original color but I have a driver not a show car... and this way I can see new forming rust faster.

Greetings to Norway
(one of the best places to be, I loved it)

Oliver

PS: This is a link to the paint
http://www.eastwood.com/specialty...is-black-satin-aerosol-14-oz.html
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Eirik 200



Joined: 06 Aug 2009
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Location: NORWAY

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link..

I myself is going for powder-coating of the undercarriage. and hope to get some thinnerbased polyurethane-reinforced paint for the underside of the car..
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*W140 400SE 1991
*W124 280TE 1993
*W126 280SE 1983
*W460 230GE 1989
*W114 230.6 1970
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alabbasi



Joined: 12 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver

Pretty amazing, how you managed to get a W114 in Detroit that is this rust free is beyond me. I have 2 W114 280CE's. Both with 4 speed manual. I do not know of any other 4 speed injected 280CE's in the US other then mine.

One has lived some time in the Chicago area and has some pretty dire rust on it. I tried to jack the car up on the frame rail under the drivers seat and it caved in which has probably sealed it's fate as a parts car to the other 280CE which still has rust on the rear quarters, but otherwise solid.

Amazing work!
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Al
70 280SL California coupe,71 250CE
71 300SEL 6.3,72 280CE - 4 speed
73 280CE - 4 speed, 1973 350SE - 4 speed,
1976 300D, 1979 450SEL 6.9,
1981 500SLC, 1984 500SL
1997 E420,1973 GMC pickup

Dallas TX USA
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Chantank



Joined: 07 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver,

May I ask which Springs # model  from H&R did you use for the lowering of car?

I'm looking to do the same for my 250CE

Thanks and best,
Kris

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