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JLO

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Leather option
« on: October 01, 2021, 12:38:26 »
Hello,
Someone can tell me ,  When optional leather interior  was chosen, What parts was covered ?
Seats, doors,pilars, armrests, door pouchs, steering wheel center, Dashboard, soft top compartiment copercle.
All theese  parts was covered or some was covered also With MB Tex ?
Thank you for answer
Jean-Luc

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2021, 12:52:23 »
For one thing, I don't think the steering wheel center (pad) was leather.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
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Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
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Jonny B

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 15:03:53 »
I would echo Mike's comment. The center of the steering wheel not leather.

I believe some folks have put that in place however.
Jonny B
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 17:19:23 »
Window cranks?
Door handle?
Tray liner?
Pawel

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 17:20:53 »
I believe the tray liner was/is a piece of carpet
Gary
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 19:27:53 »
For certain late VINs, we covered that here. I wrote liner because I think earlier it was not made of leather, but vinyl, if I remember correctly.

I am not sure, but we were discussing that the soft top front cross re-enforcement was finished with beige vinyl for certain cars, not with upholstery material.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 19:33:48 by Pawel66 »
Pawel

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Jonny B

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2021, 19:34:43 »
The box between the seats had a vinyl liner with an embossed edge. These were discontinued and converted carpet at 280 SL VIN ending with 12089. From the list of changes put together in Engelen's book and done in English in Pagoda World 25.
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2021, 23:46:17 »
I still have the vinyl liner for the box between the seats for my 1966 239SL.  Although it is the same color as the rest of the interior, it is not the same vinyl as the MB Tex.  It had a foam backing which gone away over the years but the vinyl itself is still in pretty good shape.

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2021, 00:11:13 »
That clarifies it for me - thanks. Mine is late
Gary
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2021, 12:01:29 »
I think the arm rests were not leather but vinyl.
Tony
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2021, 15:37:34 »
I think the arm rests were not leather but vinyl.
Is that true Tony?
Anyone else know?
My arm rests, on the door panels, look like leather to me.
Mark
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2021, 15:59:53 »
They were vinyl but covered in leather just like the dash pieces.
Rick Bogart
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2021, 20:17:22 »
Were the ashtray and window handle pads in leather or vinyl on leather optioned cars? I’ve gotten contradictory information.  At the bottom of the interior colors section in the tech manual,  it clearly states they were leather trimmed but I’ve heard that is incorrect. 
~Len

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4 speed manual
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Re: Leather option
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2021, 20:52:59 »
My car has leather interior and I am pretty sure the window crank handle inserts are some kind of vinyl, not leather.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

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Re: Leather option
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2021, 19:18:18 »
Hi Mike
What about the ashtray cover and the pull knob area for the rear window defogger? 

~Len

1971 280 SL
576G red/251 Beige
4 speed manual
Becker Grand Prix stereo, USA
Automatic Antenna
Family owned since new (father —> son)