Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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'70 300SEL conversion
OK, so it's decided. Years ago, my dad bought a '70 300SEL 3.5. It's been sitting unused for a good 20 years, and aside from surface rust, the body is in a "barn-found" condition - no chassis rust whatsoever. The car is mine now, and I plan to use the interior of my W108 as a donor for the 109.
The engine however, is long gone, and I'm transplanting a carb'ed Ford 350 and a 6R60 transmission into the car.
Years ago, dad put a non-air-bagged 108 suspension into the car, something I'm considering changing. Maybe a more modern air ride.
Once my deployment ends, I'll start in on the transplant, then the body, and then the interior, and then other stuff.
If you could build your own 109, had a decent budget and some spare time, what would you do to the car?
Body-wise, I'm looking for originality. It should look like a 109. Everything else is up for debate.