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Date registered: Apr 2008
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Advice on 220 SEb restoration...
I have inherited a beautiful 1961 220 SEb coupe from my father. He became the second owner in 1969.
It is completely stock, and has the straight-6 mechanical fuel injection, with 4 on the floor, front power discs. Yellow with black leather interior. Everything is stock, right down to the Becker Mexico radio and tube amp.
It is in running condition, although it has a brake leak at the driver's front caliper. Other than that, it drives quite well. I used to do tuneups on it in High School.
It needs a little work, including headliner, carpets, a new front passenger fender, some rechroming of bumpers, and a decent paint job. Leather upholstery is in great shape, although some of the wooden trim could use some going over.
My question is: What would you recommend as sources for parts (I know about the Classic Center in California), and is there a recommended MB restoration house near Portland, Oregon?
If money were no object, I would just ship it down to the MB Classic Center and call it done, but I'd like to get your opinions.