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I'd be interested in anyone who has experience with various types of wind screens. I understand that Mercedes had one available for our 113's. How does it fasten? Does it fasten to the hard-top lock holes? Does anyone have pros and cons of the various types? I just received a WIND-BAFFLE and have 30 days to try it out. This is a Lexan clear plastic shield that mounts just behind the front seats. It's only 30 inches wide so it extends from about mid-seat to mid-seat, and extends up about 12 inches above the back of the seats. Since my '67 230 SL does not have headrests, I have the version with a tension pole extending across the back (I've often wondered how difficult it would be to add headrests to my seats).

Hans Strom: I have used the MB windscreen for a couple of years now on my W113, and I really think it increases the joy of driving top-down. This is due to significantly reduced wind turbulence. The screen is clamped onto the soft top cover, no alteration of the car itself is needed. When folded down, the screen allows both soft- and hardtop to be used on the car. The part no. for the screen is 113 860 0074. When it comes to other designs for these devices, note that the screen must have a vertical as well as a horizontal part to decrease wind draught in an efficient way.

Will Samples: I checked the 113 860 00 74 part number for the windscreen and found it to be over $800 US. It must me a very nice screen or you get them a lot cheaper in Europe.

Hans again: yes, the screen is nice, and of course made in a limited series. You get a vinyl cover with it as well, to put it in during winter storage. Here, the price has been raised to about 950 DEM over the counter in Germany. Seems to me the price of this item then increases during the shipping over the Atlantic...
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