Got something here, I'm not sure if it's as valuable as silver or as worthless as a plugged nickel. An indie Benz shop owner offered me $40 for it yesterday.
It's an attractive spare tire on a 14-inch 6Jx14M2 or H2 bundt, I found it yesterday in the spare tire compartment of a 1979 280CE. The bundt carries a 108 part number. It looks like it was used exactly once. The jack and tool roll were there, alongside it, and they too look like they were used only once. But, this bundt might have been painted --either that, or else the MB factory did not do a perfectly smooth job of painting it themselves. Some of the inside stamps definitely look oversprayed. I can't see any paint edge though.
It's for sale, if the price is worth the effort to ship it, with or without the tire (which still holds air). Let me know what you think.
Bundt interior, another picture:
SPARE written in grease pencil, presumeably by tire shop:
Another bundt interior close-up, SPARE in grease pencil:
Stamp 6Jx and the rest is unclear (it's 6Jx14M2 or H2), 1084000902:
Stamp AS10 62 something:
Tire showing Bridgestone brand:
Tire showing TURANZA EL50:
Tire tread showing pebble:
Close-up showing swirling--maybe a repaint:
Tool roll exterior. I suppose the tool roll is for sale, if the offer is attractive:
Tool roll tools:
While I have your attention...on another bundt I have, a chromed one which came with a snow tire when I bought my 300D, --I haven't looked closely at it til now-- I just noticed that one hubcap carries a 107 part number. This hubcap is awful ratty though. Chrome on the bundt this hubcap is on hasn't peeled but it's ratty too, has many corrosion drops. I can barely make the bundt's part number out through the corrosion, but it does begin in 108. Is this ratty 107 hubcap, or the ratty chromed bundt it's on, of interest?
Exterior of 107 hubcap (ratty):
Hubcap 107 4000025:
Hubcap inside close-up 107 4000025: