Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 78 280S, 81 300SD, 82 300D, 92 300E 2.6, 90 260SE, 94 S280, 10 E300,
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Found out they are NLA at the dealership for many years and are EXTREMELY difficult to find undamaged. Most people have simply removed it... but I personally prefer to have the vinyl.
The ones on W123's and early W126's wrinkle very easily just like on my 81 300SD, they were all wrinkled when I got the car, but the one on my 90 260SE is still in good shape. I got a set of replacement vinyl trim for my 300SD that came from a late W126 SE. I compared the old ones that were in my car to the ones that I got off a late W126 and its obvious why the early version ones were prone to wrinkling, the ones on the later W126's is about 2 and 1/2 times thicker that the older ones.
I think those vinyl trims are unique to US model W123's, never seen them on Euros. Maybe another solution would be to paint the inner door trims to match the interior.
78 280S W116
81 300SD W126
82 300D Euro W123
83 200 W123 (Dad's old car being resurrected)
91 190E 1.8 W201 (wife's)
92 300E 2.6 W124
90 260SE W126
94 S280 W140
10 E300 Avantgarde W212 (Dad's)
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