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I just inherited a 1978 230 Mercedes that was parked almost for 25 years. My old aunt had brought it from Germany in 1979 and as she's lived in New Orleans for 27 years so she used it for a couple or years and then she has come back maybe every two years and used it very little. It even had the first aid kit intact with only one opening and the yellowish color of the old gauzes and medicines. I kept it that way. Overall condition is excellent, only the gas tank had suffered as she kept it with low fuel that rusted but I've learned through the Internet how to derust a tank and it has worked marvelously.
I'd like to find the original repair manual. Can anyone direct me to a place I can purchase one. I downloaded ond but it has millions of pdf pages that are not identified so it's a drag to look for specific things; and I've learned that it's better for health and for the pocket to do it yourself as everyone wants to take advantage of the new Mercedes owner's enthusiasm...........you get me! So, yes they have got me........ but not any more! Also if anyone recommends me a link to purchase parts I'd very much appreciate it. Thank you guys
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I just inherited a 1978 230 Mercedes that was parked almost for 25 years.
PICTURES???? Sounds like you may have a real jewel there! Nice of your Aunt to leave it to you.

I'm sure you'll enjoy owning it...

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Well yes, I'm proud of having it and my plans are to start going through its small details little by little. It is not so easy here in Costa Rica where I live I'm not able to find lots of parts dealers so if I don´t find them I must bring them from USA and then pay customs, taxes, transport, etc. so it gets expensive. But like I said little by little and a do it yourself style in a hobby aproach, will get it better every day.
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I will send pictures soon
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Hi can anyone prease direct me to a place where I can purchase the set of carpets for my 1978 123 230 sedan the car is in excellent shape but the carpets are somewhat affecte because of humidity and I want to renew them. I've looked into a lot of sites and I cannot find the right set and not one has shown the green option that I need as my car is original light olive green paint with dark green carpets.
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