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Madmerc

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1963 coupe
« on: December 16, 2015, 13:41:27 »
Hi all just bought my 1963 220se from a Mercedes dealer in Adelaide  was his wife's car  they had started the resto on it had all the body and paint done all the trim has been done all mechanical recond all I have to do is assemble it hopefully its straight forward  1 owner with books  I went to his dealership to pick up a part for my 113 and got talking to him and he said  I have this 220 coupe for sale. And I took one look at it and bought it on the spot
1964 230sl
1963 220seb coupe

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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 18:24:38 »
Well, that was one good purchase right there.
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 20:51:53 »
Cannot get a better start than that.  Looking forward to seeing it come together.
Garry Marks
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 21:42:06 »
More pictures please!

Madmerc

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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 22:16:29 »
More picks coming
1964 230sl
1963 220seb coupe

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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 02:47:07 »
Cannot get a better start than that.  Looking forward to seeing it come together.


Exactly! The most depressing part of a restoration is when you are in the middle of taking everything apart. You start wondering what you have engaged in, you cannot go back, more parts are to be taken out etc. Then comes the refection of the body and different mechanical parts. It is a long process, but starts being rewarding. Then comes the best time of the restoration which is putting everything back together. The bulk of the work is behind and you can see fast progress. I wonder why someone would sell a project at that point though.

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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 03:00:39 »
I've seen it many times which is why you should never start something you aren't prepared to finish.
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 15:05:52 »
Is it white or mint green?

Looks a great find, congrats
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 16:05:59 »
Nice catch!  These are becoming very collectable lately. one of Mercedes' timeless , classic body styles.
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2015, 09:37:32 »
hi  I think it is ivory white with burgundy red interior
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 09:39:03 »
more pics
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 12:53:02 »
That's an incredible find !   ;D

I have been chipping away for the last 5 years and am on the home stretch to complete a 1963 220SEB coupe just like yours.

I would think my picture file might help you in answering questions on the reassembly process.

see here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111355593055710048515/1963220SEBBarnFind?authkey=Gv1sRgCOHQjuezjviIDw#

Feel free to reach out to me directly if I can help at peterperry911113@gmail.com

I would love to see more pictures.

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Peter
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Re: 1963 coupe
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 00:40:15 »
Yes, incredible find. I bought a Roadrunner that wasn't in as good as shape as this and was disassembled. The hardest part for me was knowing if all the parts were there. Not so much talking major components, but small brackets, clips and so on. Let us know if you need help with pictures of detail items.

Peter,

Thanks for posting the link to the pictures. Interesting to see the differences between the earlier and later W111 coupes. What does the flap on the firewall do? My 280SE doesn't have that. My 220SE W128 has the two plunger pump and will be fun looking how the W111 is set up.

Thanks.
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