Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

1986-1995 : 200TD, 200CE, E200, 260E, 300E 2.6, 300E 2.8, 300E, E320, 400E, E420, 500E, E500, 300CE, E320, 230TE, 300TE, 300D 2.5 TURBO, E300 DIESEL, 300TD, 300E 4MATIC, 300TE 4MATIC, E36 AMG
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Merc-Star
Dernburg Wagon
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Model you own: w124
Location: Melbourne . Victoria

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Merc-Star » Thu 19 Nov, 2015 5:09 pm

scorchi0 wrote:Stunning!

Welcome to the forums too :occasion5:
Many thanks

Looking forward to learning as much as I can from the Forum. :hand:
1991 300CE -24

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1961blueroundy
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Model you own: w120
Location: near Kaiserslautern, GERMANY

Newbie presents his youngest star...

Post by 1961blueroundy » Tue 01 Dec, 2015 2:53 am

Hi guys,

the :sign2: from old Germany was asked for some pics of his cars. Here they are for the A124-model...
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It´s a car in a very good condition with only 95000 km on the counter. A fine cruiser for :sunny: weather! It has never seen any rain!

Wish you enjoy the pics!

Juergen
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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.

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brother benz68
Pagoda
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Model you own: w201
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by brother benz68 » Tue 01 Dec, 2015 7:07 am

Brilliant car Jürgen!!

Thanks for showing.
W116 1979 280SEL Diamond Blue (sold)
W107 1980 450SLC Classic White (sold)
W126 1981 280SE Light Ivory (sold)
W108 1968 280S Beige Grey (sold)
W163 2005 Ml 270 CDI Brilliant Silver (sold)
W201 1991 180E manual. Arctic White - track car

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markap1
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Model you own: w124

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by markap1 » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 12:46 pm

Yo!

New here, from the Central Coast, NSW.

Here is my '93 E220, lowered on coil overs with 18" XXR 521's.
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banks14
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Model you own: I don't own one

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by banks14 » Thu 31 Mar, 2016 9:52 pm

nice rides peeps :glasses2:

Thanh89
C Class
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Model you own: w111
Location: Melbourne, Reservoir.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Thanh89 » Mon 11 Apr, 2016 3:32 pm

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Just picked up this 89 300ce last night from Sydney, drove it back home to Melbourne without any problems.
Getting RWC today and seeing what else it needs.
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1966 W111 230S
1989 C124 300ce

Ali_Boz
C Class
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Model you own: w124

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Ali_Boz » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 9:48 am

hi guys, im only 20 but have already on my 2nd 300te

my first one was a 1993 300te 2.8- with a swapped 3.2 m104 engine. it was a pearl grey with a grey leather interior. Its now being parted out and im thinking of using the engine in my other 300te

my current 300te is a 1991 built pearl grey with leather interior. 372000 ks and still going strong with that bullet proof m103 motor. I've spent 8 months restoring it to its proper running condition and now sits on 17" c43 amg wheels

theres something about these panzers i love and cant get enough of.
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1991 w124 300TE
1993 w124 300TE 2.8 R.I.P

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boomop
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Star Shots - Show us your Ride

Post by boomop » Tue 07 Jun, 2016 2:06 pm

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oz420sel
S Class
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by oz420sel » Wed 23 Nov, 2016 12:31 pm

Gone... but not forgotten
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crazycrowbar
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Model you own: w124
Location: Brisbane Australia

Re: Star Shots - Show us your Ride

Post by crazycrowbar » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 11:03 pm

boomop wrote:
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Damn.....Beautiful car mate!!!

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MaXim
C Class
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Model you own: w123
Location: Melbourne VIC

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by MaXim » Thu 19 Jan, 2017 9:17 am

Just got my "new" 1988 300E a roadworthy certificate yesterday - after four weekends of solid work.

See episode 1 here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22972

Collected the car as a birthday present to myself last December. According to markb it initially wasn't starting/running - the car had been sitting for over 2 years.

I quickly found the issue to be that the A/C relay and Fuel Pump Relay were swapped around the wrong way! by coincidence they appear to have the same form factor and can plug into each other's sockets interchangeably.

After swapping the relays back the car started but was blowing copious amounts of blue smoke. I was suspecting valve stem seals but an oil change rectified the blue smoke problem. Another thing worth mentioned was the cracked exhaust - there was a giant 50 cent-piece sized hole in the resonator. Luckily I could pilfer any part off markb's spare-parts car so an MB OEM exhaust was sourced and fitted (with great difficulty).

Next order of business was a coolant flush - out with the old green stuff and in with the blue stuff along with a new thermostat. I messed this job up by installing the thermostat the wrong way round and overtightening the thermostat housing, causing it to crack :naughty: sorry - m103 noob here. Luckily markb had also provided me with a spare m103 engine so I stole a good thermostat housing off that engine. A transmission service was also performed.

The original bonnet was pretty banged up and unrepairable so I went off to the wreckers to find a good set. I ended up replacing the right fender and bonnet and now the car is in a marvellous bogan-spec two-tone ;) If anyone has got a diamond blue bonnet and fender let me know!
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The car went off to the mechanic for a RWC and he found the following things wrong:
Diff mount bushings cracked - see below
Rear subframe mount bushings cracked
Front tyres - thought I'd get away with the current tread
Front sway bar mounts
Front shock absorber dust boots
"Leak" from transmission - this was simply corrected by degreasing the pan which I should have done after the service
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The mechanic gave me a healthy quote of $2000 to fix it all - enough to write it off! Unfortunately, the mechanic wasn't going to get any more than the cost of the RWC inspection from me.

Very surprisingly I was able to source all required parts locally and within the country and for a very good price. I love debunking the myth that euro cars have expensive and hard to find parts. By contrast I always buy my Toyota MR2's parts from Japan and USA to save on the exorbitant dealer pricing.

Advised by the mechanic that it would be a 'difficult' job to do the bushes, I set out to prove otherwise. With the required puller tools, the job could not have went more smoothly. In went the new subframe bushings:
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The diff bushing job was similarly straightforward but a mishap occurred where the diff swung forward off my floor jack and nearly crushed my middle finger. My take-home for next time is to support the diff using two jacks from both the back and the front.

$400 in parts and tool fees afterwards I saved a good $1600 and learned a bit more about W124s.
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Steve_B
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Steve_B » Mon 23 Jan, 2017 12:36 pm

Just bought this 1990 300CE-24V from the second owner with a "dead" engine for $750. It's 100% original as bought from the dealer when new. Don't have any paperwork unfortunately stating the AMG options or bonnet fitted though. AMG parts fitted include the bodykit, steering wheel and boot spoiler. Car is currently with the mechanic who informed me that the compression is all good on all 6 cylinders (between 146 and 154psi) and oil pump reading to 3Bar. Engine had a 'major' oil leak when I bought the car and owner was convinced engine needed replacement. Still waiting for an update on the rest of the engine though... wish me luck.
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Planning on cleaning up the car once it's running again and fix some small issues like broken hood release near grill and clean up the interior. Then possibly making it my daily once my lease ends on the BMW in the background of the first pic...
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MaXim
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by MaXim » Mon 23 Jan, 2017 1:20 pm

Bargain! I don't dig the SEC style bonnet though

merc-304
250s
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Location: North Coast NSW

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by merc-304 » Mon 23 Jan, 2017 2:22 pm

That was a steal....rear pic with spoiler looks very BMW E36ish.
380 SEC

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Legia_03
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Legia_03 » Tue 10 Oct, 2017 11:06 pm

Hi guys new on here
This is my 300ce
Picked it up in Sydney 2months ago and drove it back to brissy with no problems at all this is my second 300ce and its a keeper
It has full service history 158xxx on odometer,so far I have upgraded to azev wheels 17x8.5 front and 17x10 on back it needs a bit of work suspension wise like ball joints and bushes but nothing major next step is w210 e55 OEM brakes all-round I have managed to get my hands on calipers for now,need to fix few blemishes before proceeding with brakes,anyhow lot of plans for it...pardon me for spelling mistakes as English is not my first language :book:
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brette013
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Location: Brisbane, QLD

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by brette013 » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 3:00 am

Legia_03 wrote:
Tue 10 Oct, 2017 11:06 pm
Hi guys new on here
This is my 300ce
Picked it up in Sydney 2months ago and drove it back to brissy with no problems at all this is my second 300ce and its a keeper
It has full service history 158xxx on odometer,so far I have upgraded to azev wheels 17x8.5 front and 17x10 on back it needs a bit of work suspension wise like ball joints and bushes but nothing major next step is w210 e55 OEM brakes all-round I have managed to get my hands on calipers for now,need to fix few blemishes before proceeding with brakes,anyhow lot of plans for it...pardon me for spelling mistakes as English is not my first language :book:
Did you buy the car with the body kit or did you have that fitted yourself? It looks great with it on, but must get worried with gutters and speed bumps huh.
brette013

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Legia_03
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Legia_03 » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 1:34 pm

Brette 013 thanks man
Body kit is original AMG kit
Also steering wheel and recaro electric seats previous owner stated that the car was ordered like that to be from new and I want to believe that lol,I have original contract when car was sold to him in 98 he paid 51k for it that's with proof,I'm not sure how to check specs from when new but I did find stamps on bumpers rear side which indicates AMG Germany
Also he purchased this car from rick damelian in Sydney according to him he only sells special cars :dontknow:

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