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post #301 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 12:03 AM
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What a beautie. How long have you owned it?
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post #302 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 09:03 AM
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Thanks. I got it just a couple of months ago. When I got it, the tie rods, engine and subframe mounts, and the steering coupler were all shot. In fact, the steering coupler was almost non-existent. So it drove kind of rough. I have since replaced them. And now the car drives beautifully. This is my first "classic", so I did not know what to expect. Now I'm just amazed at how nice the car drives. It's got plenty of power, it drives perfectly straight, and the brakes don't seem like 40 year-old technology. The fun factor for the 280 SEL, for me, is definitely much higher than that for the GL550.
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post #303 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 10:23 AM
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w100 ' 2007. Absolutely new handbuild car.
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Many beautiful cars here for sure. I covet many of them.
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post #305 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 12:55 AM
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w100 ' 2007. Absolutely new handbuild car.
Это шутка или "левша" постарался?
Do you mean you restored it from the ashes?
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post #306 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 02:36 PM
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My '55 220a, first time out of the garage after 4 years.
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post #307 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 03:46 PM
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Thanks. I got it just a couple of months ago. When I got it, the tie rods, engine and subframe mounts, and the steering coupler were all shot. In fact, the steering coupler was almost non-existent. So it drove kind of rough. I have since replaced them. And now the car drives beautifully. This is my first "classic", so I did not know what to expect. Now I'm just amazed at how nice the car drives. It's got plenty of power, it drives perfectly straight, and the brakes don't seem like 40 year-old technology. The fun factor for the 280 SEL, for me, is definitely much higher than that for the GL550.
You know, it's funny, but I've been able to make a very similar comparison; only with a GL450 and a '72 280SE, and ironically, while the SUV has the same 0-60 time as a 6.3, the older car not only makes each normal drive into an event, but also gets better mileage (substantially), and has been more reliable (!), aside from remarkably foreshadowing the ride of most new luxury cars. I wish they still built them that way. All the new bells and whistles impress me but I never actually use any of them (except perhaps for the SAT Nav)-- that ancient 280 has everything I actually need. What use is parktronic anyways when the car is designed to the point where you can see all four corners of the car, and have a very good idea about where they are on the road. W108 = overall most satisfying, practical driving experience I've had! And to all of you that 'complain' about the six not having enough power, I'm going to counter with the fact that the 4.5 throws off the otherwise surprisingly good handling!

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post #308 of 733 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 06:10 AM
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'68 250SE - Future Family Hot Rod Update

Hello Everyone;

My '68 250SE is undergoing a transformation from mild-mannered (and slightly boring) family car to family Hot-Rod.
The original 2.5 liter inline six with its automatic have been removed and have been replace with a 5.7 liter 300 horsepower V8.
Now that it is running, the next step is to sort out any slight issues from the powertrain conversion.
An interesting point - the pre-conversion weight was 3500 lbs. With the new engine/transmission (and larger radiator), the "new" car weighs in at only 3380lbs. - so, more power and less weight....
Those front brakes will still have to be replaced with something a little more substantial in the very near future.
Then, when all the mechanical updates have been completed, the bodywork will follow.
Best part is that the exhaust pipe almost look stock, so no one will be able to tell .....
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Gustay, nice build up. I read your previous post/thread (sp?) about this great build of yours awhile back. I was actually thinking the same thing in my '65 heckflosse with an LS1, however.

But my infatuation as of right now is a 2JZGTE (Supra) with the 6 speed swap rocking a GT42r snail... to keep the i6 Benz tradition to say the least

Do you have full documented build of your car? I'd be interested to see it




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