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Rallyus

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W111 + W113
« on: November 17, 2016, 20:55:37 »
Hi everybody!


Just joined the group, although I know it for some years now.

I'm a proud owner of a W111 220 Seb cabriolet and a W113 250 SL

Pictures:






On the picture the w111 is still with the import plates. Bought it in Spain and brought it home to Portugal  ;D

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 00:27:46 »
Welcome,  the W111 is absolutely stunning. 

You are in a place that I have to visit.  My wife promises me that when our daughters are done their University that she will take me to Albufeira.  1 week in the Azores and 1 week in the Algarve.

Welcome to the group.

 
Ian
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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 02:52:00 »
Both are wonderful! I am partial to W111s though and I love its color combination.
Wallace
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 08:45:42 »
both are verry nice cars , and i think jou can use them a lot in cabrio mode in  jour country , 
bem-vindo.

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 19:15:18 »
Perfect pair !

Welcome to the Group !

1 question....
does your 250 SL still have a rear Dutch number plate?
Looks to me a little bit like that.

In each case ... enjoy !   8)


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Rallyus

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 19:40:41 »
No. Its a Poruguese license plate.

The old Dutch and Portuguese license plates are similar. Mine is PN-99-00

 The w111 got its historical license plate and now is CB-48-69

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 04:14:45 »
As a young boy we spent many summers in Portugal. I remember going with my uncle to the Gargem Autorvel in Carregal do Sal and see license plates being made and replaced on some of the cars there.  They did what they called a complete lavagem car wash.  Not only was the ouside washed along with an interior cleaning but they also washed the underside!

Rallyus

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 15:31:59 »
Some more facts about the cars.

The w111 is completely original and never restored. Chassis number ends in 50004. Its a 1963 car registered on the 1st of January 1964. It belonged to a french consulate in the US. It was then brought to France  (and its owner became a minister in the french government). Later it was sold to Spain, to a gentleman who dealed in exotic wood for all of Spain and Portugal. It was then sold to me.

Its an automatic with kuehlmeister air conditioning (it was removed from the car at some point, but I have it with me).

It has the round horn ring and ridgless white steering wheel. Unlike earlier cars, it has the small plenum chamber. 14 inch wheels are not original, I believe.

The w113 is a 250 SL that started life in the US also and the original color was 291H (Olive green).

It was kmported to the UK on request from the wife of a well known portuguese TV star. The wife gave him this car for is 40th birthday. Some years afterwards he lost interest and the car was sold to a doctor up north. The good doctor found out that the car had some niggles and wanted to get rid of it. So it then became mine. Some niggles are still present, like the fact that the car has no rear brake bias valve, but I find that that is not a problem at all. Interior is completely new but with the wrong type of leather and carpets. It's not a concours car, but I like it and use it without restraints.

Rallyus

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 14:07:21 »
And today one of the local classic car clubs published the poster for the next meeting to be held on the 4th of December in Armação de Pera:




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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 16:11:03 »
Cool poster. Question on the W111 - I noticed it had the rear US style license plate lights but not the bullet turn signals up front. You said it was used by a French consulate in the US. So just curious to what country was it imported to? I would love to rid my '68 W111 of the side markers and bullet signals and return to the super clean lines like you have. Not sure I can convince myself to do it. Yours is beautiful! 
Wallace
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
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Rallyus

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Re: W111 + W113
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 23:47:38 »
The w111 was sold new in the US. It's a US version.