Author Topic: 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet To be offered on Saturday, April 1, 2017  (Read 3033 times)

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1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery
1964 VW Kombi Split Screen (Muffin Top) Single Cab Utyility Blue 334G lower, top 350H. Restored
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Wow! Its got everything. And a 4 speed to boot (not in the boot :)) )This is to me the best set up on these cars: Euro stacked lights, no side markers, sculpted door panels, No bullet turn signals but driving lights and the euro license plate light. And of course the extra factory chrome bling inside and out. Very clean and elegant.
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'60 220SE W128 coupe
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I once saw the ultimate 112 cab. It had a ZF 5 speed - one of only 3 made and it belongs to MB.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Ok. So that one has everything.
Wallace Wheeler
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'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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One of these was in a concours I attended this past weekend. Beautiful car, owned by a fellow in Easton, MD, who also had a Silver Ghost exhibited in the show. First class restoration of a very rare and lovely car.

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Indeed, these are totally lovely beasties! I did not realize how odd the A/C looked though. I thought the Pagoda units were a bit off, but this one is off my a whole lot more.

Yes, I like the sculpted door panels, elegant and stylish. And the wood!! Oh my, oh my, just plain gorgeous.
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Shouldn't this car have the dog dish wheel covers and trim rings?
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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I beleive they should have the dog dish and embelisher. They are also one peice but the dish is far more pronounced . I would imagine very rare I have a set should any one be interested. Try for a picture tomorrow better that a thousand words

regards John

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Those are the late model full wheel covers on that car so are not correct. There are two piece full wheel covers but are generally found on 13'' rims.  Some of them look like the later full covers while the really nice ones have the slots set farther apart and a hole for the for the valve stem. Early 600's have this type in 15'' and they're stunning.   
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Concerning hubcaps, W111 coupes and cabs had three styles. 220SE had a one piece hub cap assembly. The 250SE had the two piece and the 280SE had a one piece hubcap.

220SE was an 13" assembled cap made from two pieces. It had a much deeper valley and therefore more elegant than the much later 280SE one piece. This was also used on the W128 220SE Ponton cars which I have.
250SE used two pieces- a beauty ring and a dog dish center. The rim was painted body color and showed between the dish and the trim ring. Not sure if they were 13 or 14".
280SE was the later 14" one piece hubcap and was much flatter than the earlier 220SE. I have these on my 280SE.

Not sure what 300SEs had.

 
Wallace Wheeler
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Wrong again, the type I have are 42cm. probably as mentioned from a 600 or perhaps fintail combi 15" covers anyway

regards John

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The A/C unit is so ugly that it's actually cool!!
Best Regards,

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I own a '64 300SE, I have the 13" wheels and 2 parts hubcaps
but for driving purposes I recently installed the 14" rim with 205 70 tires.
btw
I have a complete A/C unit that I got from a parts car
as well as the 4 speed manual set up from the parts car, and ton's other items, it
was a '63 300SE sundroof coupe.
Michael Parlato