Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1990 W126 300SE - High Mileage Award
Location: MA, USA
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Thanks for that link - cool stuff! I didn't get the answer I was looking for though - the closest I could find was that a 1955 sedan could have the Webasto roof and the proper lamps and fenders, but may not have the pillarless windows. Does anyone here know when those were introduced? I feel that a late 1955 model may be my choice.
Also, as for owning one, to put one together the way I would like it would cost about $200k, about a 200 times what I have to play with now. I can dream...
(By the way, all of my restorations utilize factory parts unless absolutely necessary to do otherwise, and NEVER involve any process that cannot be undone with hand tools, excepting paint. I wouldn't dream of cutting up a beautiful car like this. Ideally, I'd like to fabricate some interior panels from hand-cut patterns, drop deeper contours into repro seats for a bolster effect, illuminate the gauges with OEM-mount-replacement white LED's, and power the vehicle with AMG's biturbo twelve. Amongst other things, of course. The engineering involved in creating the necessary custom adapters is a bit daunting, but no worse than anything else I've done. I just felt the need to clarify that, as it is a shame to see cars like these turned into pimp-my-ride hack jobs, a practice I vehemently oppose.)
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