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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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1988 Signal Red 300TE


I am new here. I use Benzworld.org as a resource for a while but never really signed up. So here I am!

I have always had Benz, Bmw, and VW in my life since my dad is a Master Tech for Benz and passed down his love for Germany cars to his children.

I finally purchased my very own Merc last year and did not hesitate to build her the way I wanted. I picked her up with almost 300k miles and a very faded paint job, but the interior was almost perfect. The previous owners were the second owners and retired. They gave up the 300TE for $1300 and a bad fuel distributor.

Within a month I had the car repainted from the very faded maroon to Signal Red since I love red cars. I got the fuel distributor replaced along with a radiator, plugs, fluids, wires, rotor and cap, fuel injector seals, front grill, euro headlight and turn signal conversion, taillights, and lowered.

After a few more months I picked up a SMOKING DEAL and I mean SMOKING DEAL. 17x8 AMG OZ 3 piece wheels for...you will hate me $300 bucks! After getting new tires on the wheels I found a crack on the barrel. I got it fixed but I want to refurbish all the wheels since I noticed the crack and don't want any surprises.

So far, she is sitting beautiful. Now I have another opportunity fall on my lap to swap the M103 to M104(2.8L). My dads buddy decided to give up his car which was totalled, a 1993 300E with only 139k miles for only $150. So, this will be the next project for my Merc. Hopefully it goes smoothly.

We, hope to make a lot of friends and networking.

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nice Benz I have an 88 TE myself and it is also red OwO
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btw do you still have the old lights?
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