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Tony From West Oz
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Model you own: w202
Location: Bedfordale WA

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Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 22 Sep, 2017 10:58 pm

Welcome to the most friendly forum on the 'net.
We have a couple of restrictions until you have 5 posts:
  • You can't add attachments;
  • you can't post links;
  • you can't use the messaging system;
  • we will not approve any for sale posts
So feel free to ask about your W210 from the others here who have these cars, or have knowledge of them.
A search of the appropriate model section will help you too.
After 5 posts, you are free from these restrictions.
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (occasional tourer)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Model you own: w210
Location: Doreen Victoria

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Post by hitmanau » Sat 23 Sep, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks Tony will jump on over to the w210 forum and post pics up once I can. I am picming the car up today so hopefully all is good. Price was low so I wasn't expecting much but it done really good, just needs a service which ill sort.

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Model you own: w111

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Post by cofran220s » Thu 28 Sep, 2017 4:40 am

Hi to everyone from Chile!

Beginning a restoration of my grandpa's 1963 220s Finnie!!


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Post by W123fan » Sun 12 Nov, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi all,

Big fan of the older Mercedes-Benz. In particular the W123.

Used to own an A45 AMG. Spectacular car but prefer the older stuff.
Previously owned

2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Mountain Gray

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Post by AMG » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 6:50 pm

More finnies and w123's ... awesome :occasion5: Welcome to you both :wav:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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Model you own: w126

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Post by 420selman » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 1:25 am

Hey everyone...New member here.....Shane from Bendigo Victoria.. Owner of a 1986 420 sel...Requires some tlc but im sure i'll find a heap of advice on this site for that....

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Model you own: w201
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Post by Southy66 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:33 am

Hi Shane,
Welcome, I'll keep an eye out for you round town.
Look up Austin Jinks, he's a good guy for sorting out your Benz.
Regards, Mike
1987 190E 2.6 [I6] - Champagne Silver - 311,000 km
1988 190E 2.6 [I6] - Champagne Silver - 378,000 km (donor car)
1962 Lancia Flaminia 2500GT 3C [V6] - Newmarket Grey - 120,000 km
1967 Lancia Flavia Milleotto Berlina [H4] - Mendoza Blue
1968 Lancia Flavia 2000LX Berlina [H4] - resprayed with what looks like a mid-90s Holden/Ford dark green
2004 Subaru Outback 3.0 [H6} - Blue met - everyday car

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Model you own: w202
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Post by tillwill22 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 12:38 pm

Hi all,, Eligh here, thank you for accepting my request to join the forum, I am from good old sunny Brisbane and owner of a w202 c180 and c200, these are the first euro car that I have owned and so far I'm in love despite the age of them both. The c180 has got 170k on the clock and is in stock form but drives like a dream and the c200 has been molestered previously and is sitting at a stupidly low height in the front end so will definitely be looking for some advice and possibly parts for that in the near future. Cheers again.

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Post by zestyfesty » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 12:30 pm

Good Afternoon All!

Not a current owner, though mother has had settled on the marque having first sampled a decade ago.

I'm Jim, a motorsport enthusiast and general car tragic. I compete on the weekends hillclimbing and sprinting, and my wife has without any prompting expressed sincere admiration for the W113 SL pagoda series. I cannot disagree with her visual tastes, a very graceful car with timeless lines and proportions.

Anyhow, I'm here to gather information on this series to be better informed prior to possible making a purchase in the future.

Cheers all


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Model you own: w203
Location: Adelaide

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Post by lantal » Wed 27 Dec, 2017 11:14 am

Just realised I never did one of these previously.

I am a long time Merc fan with a w203 and looking to upgrade soonish. I would also love to pick up a vintage 80's SEC one day as well. :dance:

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