Finnie fact for the day

1961-1968: a.k.a "Finnie" or "Heckflosse" models
190, 190D, 200, 200D, 220b, 220Sb, 220SEb, 230, 230S, 250SE coupe, 280SE coupe, 280SE 3.5 coupe, 220SEb cabrio., 250SE conv., 280SE cabrio., 280SE 3.5 Cabrio., 300SE, 300SE coupe, 300SE conv., 300SEL
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Finnie fact for the day

Post by John Green » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 3:22 pm

So have a look at the interior in this car and tell me if you think it is the correct material or not?

http://www.lawsons.com.au/asp/fullCatal ... saletype=I

Or maybe I will get straight to the point. Had a "discussion" with someone with a similar car about the interior, I called it MB-tex and was told I had "no idea what I was talking about". It looks like a very poor copy of MB-tex with the holes in it. The true story is that it is Australian made MB-tex :dance: . It was only used in the 1965 production Australian assembled W111's. And even then the only other examples I have seen are all this same brown colour. German assembled W111's went to MB-tex for the 1965 model year, replacing the smooth super slippery vinyl used up to that date. As the Australian assembled cars had to have a minimum Australian content they had to get the local supplier to punch holes in the material they were already supplying.
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Re: Finnie fact for the day

Post by T-Modell » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 6:52 pm

John Green wrote:.... As the Australian assembled cars had to have a minimum Australian content they had to get the local supplier to punch holes in the material they were already supplying.
John,
you should send that information to Trump ... they might need it to make their country great again ... and create jobs :banghead:

Interesting though ... Argentina did that better in the 70s ... when I dismantled the "220D"-sign of my W115-ute, I was pretty sure, this was shipped over from Germany ... what was engraved at the back? "Industria Argentina" :laughing6:

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