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C111

Post by AMGC36 » Tue 22 May, 2018 9:37 am

Hi All
Found a photo of our local dealer in the early 70 I think 1971
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Re: C111

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 22 May, 2018 11:53 am

Jeez, a C111 on display in Mt Gambier?

The whole town must have come out to see. Or did a local purchase one?


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Re: C111

Post by AMGC36 » Tue 22 May, 2018 3:22 pm

Hi Bart
I started my working life in 1970 at Repco as a delivery person and would go to Marian motors [now carlin and Gazzard ] all the time but never seen or heard about this. The car was on display at the show hall, I would say it must have done a tour of mrec dealers I don't think they ever went into production ?
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Re: C111

Post by T-Modell » Tue 22 May, 2018 4:43 pm

AMGC36 wrote:
Tue 22 May, 2018 3:22 pm
... I don't think they ever went into production ?
+1 ... never
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Re: C111

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 22 May, 2018 5:08 pm

Yes, no serial production...

But you guys know as well as I that enough money can buy just about anything... :think:

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
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Re: C111

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 23 May, 2018 3:56 pm

The C111 was used as a test platform for many parts in forthcoming models.

I rmember the motoring journalists drooling over the C111 when it came out.

Pity MB never put it onto production. I believe the 70’s oil crisis probably had something to do with it.
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Re: C111

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 23 May, 2018 6:09 pm

I remember seeing one in the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.

Jay Leno has an episode on one.

The test platform was used to test a Diesel, a Wankel (rotary) version and then they came out with a V12 version

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_C111
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
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Re: C111

Post by TheMadRacoon » Wed 23 May, 2018 6:15 pm

I recall reading an article about these that mentioned Erich Waxenberger (I think) using one for a while as a company car. Would have been uber cool.
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Re: C111

Post by kimrh » Wed 23 May, 2018 6:55 pm

The Penta front rim in deep dish looks awesome (must be a 9inch width)
Pity we can't see the rear rim to see if it was an even wider custom version in 10inch?
WB Penta rims weren't around back then in 1971 but perhaps in one-off custom version ordered for the C111
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Re: C111

Post by AMGC36 » Wed 23 May, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi All
I am trying to get in contact with some of the people that worked at Marian motors at that time to see if any have any other photos
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Re: C111

Post by kimrh » Thu 24 May, 2018 10:54 pm

That C111 was wearing a massive width rear Penta style rim and tyre combo
Looks like the rear rim was a 16inch but the tyre width was huge for back then - even the front tyre was wide
Must have been the same tyres that were made specially for the Lambo
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Re: C111

Post by T-Modell » Thu 24 May, 2018 11:56 pm

I can see you Kim putting those rear tyres on your W126 :laughing6: :laughing6:
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Re: C111

Post by 70499 » Sat 26 May, 2018 3:32 pm

I had a look at a few old pictures of mine as I knew I had a photo of the rim.

?3 x 16H . It looks like it is 15 stamped on the rim but I think it is more likely a soft stamped 16.
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Post by 70499 » Sat 26 May, 2018 3:36 pm

The business end
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Post by 70499 » Sat 26 May, 2018 3:37 pm

INFO
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Re: C111

Post by TheMadRacoon » Mon 28 May, 2018 10:11 pm

70499 wrote:
Sat 26 May, 2018 3:36 pm
The business end
Perhaps where Pinninfarina drew inspiration for the rear grilles used on the Testarossa and 348 Ferraris?
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