Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by DEBENZ 108 » Wed 28 Nov, 2012 9:30 pm

First post on ozbenz, can't believe I just found this site!! Anyway this is my toy...
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Some will like it, some will hate it.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by SJFair » Thu 29 Nov, 2012 9:10 am

My 250SE looked a bit like that once... but I'd made the mistake of loading it up with 450kg of wall tiles... so it had an excuse. :whistle:

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by chrisis » Mon 03 Dec, 2012 11:07 pm

Here's some photos of my Benz.
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Post by SBW108 » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 10:01 pm

wartym wrote:matte white vinyl roof and full cut and polished paint

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i love this car, very cool.. :rr:
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by brother benz68 » Wed 06 Mar, 2013 10:10 pm

Greetings,

Here is a photo of my newly aquired 1968 280s which is currently having rust cut out and new metal welded in.

Hope you like it






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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by enginah » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 10:24 pm

Hey Guys,
I picked my 280 SEL 3.5 (betty) up from a mad guy who had spent many years and hours cutting out all the rust and generally tidying up the body work.
he had reciepts for nearly 100 Hours of removal and had used a donor car for new doors etc etc,
as a result i am the proud owner of a very straight and very well painted 108
it had been garaged for the better part of 15 years.

The only down side to it is that he had replaced the seats with the donor car of which the color was different.

my current plan is to remove all the interior and start from scratch, new trim, door cards and hood lining.
im re wiring her as i go with the intention of having a completely modern car with the wiring and new toys hidden behind the original stuff.

have been trying to decypher the coding on the card from the factory in regards to what the orig color of the trim should be. so i can keep it original.

oh and im blessed with a sunroof too which appears to be fairly rare. however i have not been able to figure out where i can find actual numbers

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by drew56cus » Thu 14 Mar, 2013 8:30 am

Nice one Brendan.
You will need to get the data card from the Classic Centre to find the trim code for your car. Find a post by pastelgrey300 that tells you how to get it.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Henzbenz » Mon 25 Mar, 2013 3:42 pm

Here are a few shots of my new 300SEL 3.5 in Dark Red with the Parchment leather and Zebrano interior. I am the second owner and she's been incredibly well looked after - the interior is immaculate, she has very low mileage and everything about the drive is tight, smooth and as it should be.

We've christened her "Ingrid" - seemed fitting for an attractive German red-head from the 70s! She's a beauty and we love her :love4:

And yes, that's a baby seat in the back!
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Post by cuisses » Mon 25 Mar, 2013 5:31 pm

Looks wonderful. Certainly a very dark red. You can't go past a dark W108/09.

"Sadly, this is not the front of my house! Be impressed if anyone can guess whose house it is though!"

I'm guessing it must be the forum sponsor's - I alone have funded one of the wings. :laughing6:
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by RHD108 » Wed 08 May, 2013 1:45 pm

For those of you with air ride on a W108, did you remove or modify the rear compensator spring?

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Post by RHD108 » Thu 16 May, 2013 10:06 am

Here's mine..


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Post by ANF » Thu 16 May, 2013 10:36 am

RHD108 wrote:For those of you with air ride on a W108, did you remove or modify the rear compensator spring?
Ahh, now I can see what you mean, by your pic - I have only seen one air bagged car and it most definitely had the compensating spring removed.

Nice looking car, apart from the airbagging :laughing6:

Cheers

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by RHD108 » Fri 17 May, 2013 1:18 am

ANF wrote:
RHD108 wrote:For those of you with air ride on a W108, did you remove or modify the rear compensator spring?
Ahh, now I can see what you mean, by your pic - I have only seen one air bagged car and it most definitely had the compensating spring removed.

Nice looking car, apart from the airbagging :laughing6:

Cheers
Thank you. I ended up slightly shortening the rear spring compensator to get the rear as low as it can go but it also has enough tension in there when the car is raised up so it isn't loose in there. I asked that question before installing the air ride btw.

This is my other W108, no air ride on this one :happy3:

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Post by cuisses » Fri 17 May, 2013 1:27 am

Great colour - what happened to the grille, and where are you in CA?
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Post by RHD108 » Fri 17 May, 2013 2:30 am

cuisses wrote:Great colour - what happened to the grille, and where are you in CA?
Thank you. That grill was already on the car when I purchased it. I'm in LA.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Bergy » Sat 25 May, 2013 12:04 am

Here is my W108. This has been in a shed since 1998 and has its log books. It took alot of cleaning to get it like this and more cleaning to go. A 1971 W108 280SE 3.5. I have added a file with the pics as the old girl stands now. I have had it up on stands for the last two weeks removing 40yrs of grime from the engine bay and underneath before moving her into the shed. The chrome etc will be labled and removed and stored on the mezzazine floor, pull all the bars off etc and repair the little rust spots and prep for paint. The drivers seat has a small tear that needs attention. The PO is going to find the clock which he pulled it out and sat it on the shelf. Hope you enjoy. I am off to Canberra in the coming weeks to pick up 5 bundt rims from John MBSpares thanks mate for your assistance. Cheers Tim.
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Post by ANF » Sat 25 May, 2013 9:38 am

Hi Tim and welcome!

Nice looking 108 you have there, they really are a nice car :occasion5:

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Post by Dweezil » Mon 27 May, 2013 11:52 pm

Henzbenz wrote:Sadly, this is not the front of my house! Be impressed if anyone can guess whose house it is though!
Frank Lowy's joint?

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Post by ANF » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 2:18 pm

Latest W108.... :whistle:
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250S, 4 speed manual.

more info here viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17865

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by stumpjumper » Fri 09 May, 2014 1:22 am

Very nice. There's nothing like a big white steering wheel.
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Post by stumpjumper » Tue 12 Aug, 2014 11:40 pm

Well, I haven't got the big white steering wheel yet. But I take delivery this week of a big charcoal coloured steering wheel, attached to a very tidy white 1971 300SEL 3.5.

To say that I am very pleased, and very proud, to own such a superb piece of engineering is an understatement.

I'll post some photos after I have collected the machine!
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Post by ANF » Fri 15 Aug, 2014 11:11 am

Well done :smile:
Nice cars indeed!

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Post by stumpjumper » Wed 03 Sep, 2014 6:11 pm

My 1971 300SEL 3.5 and my niece (1981 or thereabouts, I think):

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Post by cuisses » Wed 03 Sep, 2014 8:33 pm

Looks great - how about an interior shot or two?
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Post by stumpjumper » Thu 04 Sep, 2014 1:07 am

Delighted to oblige:

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These shots are as is. I've just picked up the two Leatherique solutions to have a go at cleaning the seats, then perhaps re-dyeing them if necessary. Shots of the engine to come.
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Post by tips » Thu 04 Sep, 2014 11:05 am

Nice one great pick up
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Post by Hendrik » Thu 04 Sep, 2014 3:41 pm

stumpjumper wrote:My 1971 300SEL 3.5 and my niece (1981 or thereabouts, I think):
Tsk tsk tsk, in a no parking zone :laughing6:
Is a nice looking 109 though, what's it drive like, should be pretty good with air suspension.

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Post by stumpjumper » Fri 05 Sep, 2014 11:35 am

For over two tons of car, it drives pretty well. I've hoofed it through some hills near here, and though I'm no Grand Prix driver, I was impressed with the way it cornered. The air suspension is something else. Not only does it help iron out bumps and dips at low speeds, but I suspect it helps keep the car flat in corners at higher speeds. Yes, I noticed the no parking zone. Some people have no respect for authority.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by GNGSTA » Sun 07 Sep, 2014 11:50 pm

The car looks great mate! There is nothing like the nice burble of the exhaust while cruising the old girl with the widows down and the sunroof open. :)

I do have a spare white steering wheel that needs restoration available, PM me if you are interested.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by starman61 » Thu 11 Sep, 2014 6:07 pm

Here are some pics of my W108 280SE 3.5 that I have just purchased, there are (as always) a few things to do but I'm looking forward to getting it registered and then into tiptop shape.

I should take delivery of it on Monday.

Kind regards

Bill

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/sgh5e4vomnfc ... py_jSzXH7a
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Post by T-Modell » Thu 11 Sep, 2014 6:51 pm

starman61 wrote:Here are some pics of my W108 280SE 3.5 that I have just purchased, there are (as always) a few things to do but I'm looking forward to getting it registered and then into tiptop shape.

I should take delivery of it on Monday.
Kind regards
Bill

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/sgh5e4vomnfc ... py_jSzXH7a
Great car, white and blue ... I'd have the little SL brother for you :occasion5:
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by starman61 » Thu 11 Sep, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi Thomas,

Very nice indeed. :wav:

Kind regards

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Post by cuisses » Thu 11 Sep, 2014 9:31 pm

Bill, you have your priorities right - the first photo is of the engine bay showing that thirsty, beautiful D-Jet V8.
I'm glad to see there will be another W108/09 close to Canberra.
It looks great both inside and out - not often you see 2-tone Mercedes. What is that device under the air-conditoner? -an 8 track?
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Post by starman61 » Thu 11 Sep, 2014 9:48 pm

Hi David,

To be quite honest I hadn't even noticed it but yes it does look like an 8 track to me.

I'll check it out once I collect it and fill you in.

My understanding is that the two tone is ex-factory as there are 2 paint codes on the compliance plate.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by GNGSTA » Fri 12 Sep, 2014 11:22 pm

Nice looking car mate, and clean too!

And yes, that is a 8-Track mounted under the dash. Good Score!! even better if it works. :occasion5:
1969 W108 280S - parts/future project, too original to cut up - Sold 28/8/13
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Post by starman61 » Sat 13 Sep, 2014 11:25 am

Thanks,

I picked it up yesterday and is now down for Blue Slip inspection, hopefully it will pass ok and will have it registered next week.

As always the car looks better in the pictures than it actually is but overall it should clean up ok.

Carpets need replacing, I noticed there is a small hole in drivers side floor but overall rust appears to be minimal.

Will know more on Monday once its on the hoist.

Yes, it was an 8 track under the air con, not sure if it works, will get into those sorts of things over time, once I get it home.

I've uploaded a couple of more pictures.

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Mercedes%20280SE

Will be a long term project to go through the car and get it to a tidy condition, with everything working.

Kind Regards

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Post by tips » Sat 13 Sep, 2014 11:52 am

Hi Bill car looks great.
Was this the one that was at pickles a few months ago then I think turned up not long after at Grays online. I think Ron had some history on this car.
It was discussed on the 108/109 thread.
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Post by starman61 » Sat 13 Sep, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi Steven,

Thanks for the background, yes it appears to be the same car.

Since the previous Graysonline auction the buyer spent around $3,500 in getting the car running and driveable and with a Blue Slip (which unfortunately has since lapsed).

It was then on consignment for some time as a running vehicle with a dealer in the inner city and advertised on Gumtree for $12,999.

The car was then removed from consignment a few days before I inquired about it and the dealer was pretty upset that the owner had then listed it with a $6,000 reserve, as he advised me that the owner had knocked back a few offers of $9,000 - 9,500 and $11,500 was his minimum.

Anyhow, I won it at $6,200 which I thought was ok for a 3.5 considering the ones I've seen recently in reasonable condition have all sold for greater than $10k.

The car looks reasonable solid, the engine and transmission appear to be working ok, there doesn't appear to be any structural rust, its complete other than the Mercedes Star, which MB Spares supplied a replacement for.

Who knows I may have bought a lemon, only time will tell. :banghead:

I'd be interested in understanding the history of the car if anyone knows it.

The VIN is 10805722011739.

Kind Regards

Bill
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Adrian101 » Tue 16 Dec, 2014 7:22 pm

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Here's the first time I saw the car I'd travelled 3,000 kms for and I'm currently restoring.
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Post by ANF » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 12:16 pm

Some "clean" shots of my car (dirt and stickers removed!)
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Post by T-Modell » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm

Looks great Adam, congrats! What a little cleaning can do :laughing6: ... I like the license plate "special interest vehicle" ... yes it's a special interest we all have here ...

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Post by ANF » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 8:26 pm

Thanks Thomas. It definitely does look a lot better without all the TasBash stickers, first time in two years I have really seen it :smile:

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Post by RHD108 » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 3:06 am

Here's a new pic of mine.

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Post by beerbaron » Sun 27 Sep, 2015 8:14 am

Approve

Silver exterior and tan interior
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Post by 1961blueroundy » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 10:52 pm

Air suspension kaput or a special lowering?
Looks a little indecent... Highest approval for the rest except that strange cowcatcher. :banghead:

Juergen
W120 180D (1961) mercedes blue 350
W124 E220 convertible (1995) brilliant silver 744
W109 300SEL 3.5 (1971) white. Sold in an attack of madness.

RHD108
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by RHD108 » Wed 20 Jan, 2016 7:59 am

1961blueroundy wrote:Air suspension kaput or a special lowering?
Looks a little indecent... Highest approval for the rest except that strange cowcatcher. :banghead:

Juergen

I put air suspension on it. Not sure why it looks indecent to you if you had a w109(according to your signature) that comes factory with air suspension. I'm guessing you didn't like yours either when it would lower? :think:
And I like the grill guard as well since I managed to source one and put it on. Like they say, you can't please everyone! :dontknow:

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VFRBoy
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by VFRBoy » Thu 31 Mar, 2016 1:31 pm

Hi all,

This is my as yet unnamed 1966 250S with manual transmission. History is a little murky but it came over from TAS about 5 years ago where it had SI plates on it. A number of recent items attended to include brakes rebuilt with new lines, new bearings & rings fitted when the head gasket was attended to, with new valve stem seals. New aircon compressor but head unit not yet fitted. Kingpins replaced. Radiator renewed and minor rust attended to in the area. All new hoses and belts and otherwise unmolested. There is a curious mounting under the front bumper, perhaps where a towball could be fitted. Body is extremely straight and rust free. Windscreen and seal under 10 years old (has a 2007 date on the glass). Interior is excellent but MB-Tex could use a good treatment/clean and the carpets are a bit faded. Coachwork is all in good condition and would benefit from a rub back - what's the best treatment? Beeswax? Shellac? Some of the rubber kick panels on the door sills are brittle and should be renewed. A joy to drive.
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1966 W108 250S
4-speed floorshift

Carn the Dees...

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Tazzieman
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Tazzieman » Sat 02 Apr, 2016 8:03 pm

[quote="VFRBoy"] Coachwork is all in good condition and would benefit from a rub back - what's the best treatment? Beeswax? Shellac? ]

Nice car! A shame to lose that from our Tassy benz community but you're welcome to bring it back for a visit!

I'm on to my second wood refurbishment and I would suggest the car deserves the proper treatment after all these years.
There are quite a few pieces but if you proceed methodically it's not too daunting. I strip mine with spray stripper and a plastic scraper used very carefully as the veneer is extremely thin. Then use 0000 steel wool and meths to remove all residue . You may get away with just steel wool but the original varnish is pretty tenacious. Do not use sandpaper , lest ye strip the veneer.

Then I restain it. If all pieces match , you may instead choose to leave the wood unstained. I used the inside of the glovebox lid as a guide to the original stain.

For refinishing , shellac may look good but it is not water or UV proof and when damaged looks awful.

My choice of finish is 3 coats of slightly thinned satin marine varnish (UV protection as well) applied with a quality brush.

For now , if you just want to keep the wood in "as is" condition you could rub some beeswakx in with 0000 steel wool.

Enjoy your car , as I do mine - and as of course we all do!

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drew56cus
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by drew56cus » Sun 03 Apr, 2016 7:17 am

Nice car VFRBoy.
I have a set of genuine brand new inner rubber sill covers that I never ended up using in my cars. PM me if you are interested in them.
Cheers, Drew
Drew
'65 220SE 4.5 Frankenbenz finnie :)
'65 220SE/C (#1 project - Tenorite grey)
'64 300SE/C (#2 project)
'66 250SE/C (#3 project)

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starman61
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by starman61 » Sun 03 Apr, 2016 7:26 pm

Here's a couple of updated pics of mine, post rust repairs and full re-spray.

Kind Regards

Bill
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