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Post by cuisses » Mon 06 Jan, 2014 8:50 pm


Seems cheap, given the standard of the car - less than a Pagoda.

The radio looks a bit modern, but for that price, who cares?

The quote for 6000 pounds for a rewire seems excessive. How many wires does that thing have? Surely the wiring cannot be much more complicated than a Ponton?
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Post by Mercmad » Tue 07 Jan, 2014 6:24 pm

Very much the same wiring loom ,except the 300B has lights under the seats (just like old style movie theatres..) ,level adjustment for the rear suspension (uses a pair of electric motors ) and foghorn Plus fan fare.
I think they must have used Sleeping beauties to rewire it.... :laughing6: :laughing6:
And yes, totally wrong radio for that era . That's a late 1960's early 1970's radio.

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 08 Jan, 2014 9:35 am

Maybe the 6000 pounds for a new loom is for direct from MB... surely you could go to one of the many custom loom places that do cotton braided looms (not hard to find in the UK) and have one replicated for a lot less...
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Post by John Green » Wed 08 Jan, 2014 1:16 pm

I always get a good laugh with these auction photos. The guy taking the shots and doing the webpage no doubt thought that the radio was original, and so they promote it as a feature of the car. Likewise on the loom, great idea to say the loom was replaced, but mentioning the price only embassies the owner who stumped up the money.
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Post by MBChris » Sun 02 Mar, 2014 3:25 pm

I bought the complete wiring loom, all wires, remade in correct period colours but in braided fabric and plastic coat for $1400 off the shelf from Vintage Wiring Harness in Melbourne.

They are a sod of a thing to fit. You wouldn't think there are a lot more wires than a roundy, but there are.

The old loom was disintegrating, and that was an undercover stored 90k mile original car.

So suggesting that 6k pounds was spent just illustrates the owners shortcomings rather than issues with the cars.

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