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MikeSimon

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Soft Top stored long time.
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:51:14 »
After almost 30 years parked this way, we finally took the hard top off the 280 and put it on a stand. Much to my surprise, the softtop which has spent that time in the compartment came out in really good shape and still fit nicely and gave me no issues fixing it into position.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

John Betsch - "SADIE"

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Re: Soft Top stored long time.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 12:54:20 »
How was the plastic window?  When stored, did you have anything around or in-between the window?
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MikeSimon

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Re: Soft Top stored long time.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 12:58:24 »
I had a towel in the window. It looks perfectly fine for being 40 years old. The top was replaced in 1984.
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: Soft Top stored long time.
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 23:40:17 »
Clearly MB had you in mind when they introduced the California Coupe! 30 years with the hard top on, wow.
I think my hard top has not been on for almost as long ...
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1969 Mercedes 280 SL automatic
1968 Ford Mustang 302 V8
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Coupe 1600
1962 FIAT 1500S OSCA convertible
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3
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Re: Soft Top stored long time.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2024, 17:57:12 »
Clearly MB had you in mind when they introduced the California Coupe! 30 years with the hard top on, wow.
I think my hard top has not been on for almost as long ...

 ;D ;D Cees: The car was parked for 30 years due to a running problem. I am just getting it going again right now.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner