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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 04:30 PM
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Wheel & Tires

An awesome car! Could I ask your wheel dimensions and tire size? I've got the AMG wheels for my W123 280e euro that look like they match yours. 16" x7.5. Trying to decide what tires I should use, and what size.
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205/50/16 on 16 x 7.5 wheels, but you can get away with different on the w123s. I think the recommended tire size on the 16 x 8 wheels was 245/50/16.

This is my old 280E AMG with 15" pentas. Don't remember the tire size on the w123.

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That's very cool. Helps.
That 280E you had is way cool. I would have loved to get my hands on it.
Mine's an auto, but has some interesting options - websto heater, abs, heated seats, airbag and rear hydropneumatic suspension. Pic is pre - AMG wheels like on your 190.
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That's very cool. Helps.
That 280E you had is way cool. I would have loved to get my hands on it.
Mine's an auto, but has some interesting options - websto heater, abs, heated seats, airbag and rear hydropneumatic suspension. Pic is pre - AMG wheels like on your 190.
The w123 AMG was way cool, but it had more rust issues than a Texan can handle. Very cool w123 you got - great options. When you finish the wheels, be sure to post pics in the w123 forum - I'd like to see.

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Well, my plan was to sell the 500SE to support the purchase of a 1971 300SEL 6.3 (which I bought with Doktorno - it's cool!), and then keep the 16v AMG as 'toy'. This week, a customer of mine turned me on to a one-owner 1969 Porsche 911s Targa for sale near me that he's not going 'public' with, and I'm in love. Not with the seller, but with the car! Original top to bottom. All records. One-owner since 1969! I gotta buy it. It's one of those have-to's.

And since I'm lacking more room than cash, once again I've got to keep the size of the herd near 'normal' for me. Hence the 16v is back on the market. If interested, email or PM me.

Refresher course on 16v AMG:
* One owner from 1985-2011
* 50k miles
* All service records
* Original AMG documentation showing this car had AMG engine modifications (!) AMG also painted the grill and badges and put in the interior wood kit in 1985 (Classic Motors in Chicago, aka AMG of North Am)
* Drives great; fast and extremely fun
* Some rust (damn euros)
* AC not working; needs new system (blower and heater do work, however)
* No accidents, no paint, all original

Rare? Holy crap. The 'official' 2.5-16 AMG Power Pack gave 225hp was made available in 1989 which consisted of cams, polished/ported heads, and computer remap. This car was AMG-tweaked in 1985 with the same modifications and produced 210hp according to my AMG documentation; my guess would be this was the first (or certainly one of the first) 16v AMG Power Packs ever created for the 16v - a full four years before the official 2.5-16 Power Pack. Yikes.

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