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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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For the look of the car. That's how they build them back in the day and if one wants to keep it original i am ok with that. For me they are too small and doesn't reflect The look I want achieve, a classic car with some modern touches
To each his own. There is no shortage of 5 x 112 bolt pattern Mercedes wheels available in larger dimensions. You may have some problems with clearance and stuff. Personally I'm on the opposite end - I tend to retrofit earlier bits to later cars (still period appropriate - example - replacing the plastic shift gate and gear selector with the chrome ones). I don't like the mix of modern with classic - I think it clashes. For me the worst clash is a modern stereo stuffed into the dash of an older MB. Particularly since it really isn't that difficult to get a Becker pinstripe stereo with an Aux In for the ipod, etc.
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, ...