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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Super!!! (I also have a 71 250 C). I haven't seen one without power windows before. Looks very nice inside. As a true test of compulsive maintenance try this: with the doors closed and engine running and you sitting in the driver's seat - can you push the passenger seatback forward? (same goes for the driver's seat but you are sitting in it so you can't push the seatback forward.) I'm not talking about the entire seat, just tilting the seatback forward as if a passenger were getting in. There is a vacuum system that is supposed to latch the seat backs so they won't tilt forward. The vacuum system should be latched when the engine is running and the doors are closed. There are vacuum switches integrated into the door-open switch that release the seat latch vacuum, and there are also little buttons on the side of the rear passenger compartment that also release the vacuum so that a passenger in back can push the button and push the seat back forward. I have never seen a car with this vacuum stuff working so I'm curious as to whether or not it works in your car. And you might be curious as to what those little strange buttons are on the side in the back seat - they are the vacuum buttons.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...