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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 08:37 AM
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For kicks I have started the bidding on the subject radio. Reserve not met :-( so we shall see!

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, ...
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"There's a thread out there, asking what the mystique surrounding old Mercedes stems from."

Grubeguy,

What is the link to that thread? I've been asking myself the same question since I began slogging through what should be simple, quick maintenance procedures on my wife's 1961 190SL convertable.

It is now my hope that once I get it running and she's driving it around someone with more money than brains will offer to buy it for a price she can't refuse.

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My coupe was missing the "slim face Becker Grand Prix Stereo" when I bought it and had a cheezy Alpine in it's place. The PO had no idea where the original was but I think it was in his 3.5 Cab. I was able to buy a factory refurbished slim face Europa from Becker that looks like new for $450. This was 10 years ago. At least it looks original.

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My coupe was missing the "slim face Becker Grand Prix Stereo" when I bought it and had a cheezy Alpine in it's place. The PO had no idea where the original was but I think it was in his 3.5 Cab. I was able to buy a factory refurbished slim face Europa from Becker that looks like new for $450. This was 10 years ago. At least it looks original.
... the slim faced Grand Prix --- one of the absolute nicest radios in a Mercedes, although it would surprise me if a slim face radio was also a stereo radio unless someone placed a slim face setup on a slightly later radio... If you tried to buy that radio today I think it would cost you 2 or 3 times as much...

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"There's a thread out there, asking what the mystique surrounding old Mercedes stems from."

Grubeguy,

What is the link to that thread? I've been asking myself the same question since I began slogging
Come to think of it Wald, it one of the ones you had with relation to the brake booster in your wife's car. I had suggested something domestic or aftermarket and it offended someone's Tutonic Sensibilities that a non-Mercedes part would be used as a replacement.

In other threads, I've made comment that parts from the stealership are too expensive, and even THAT made folks get teary-eyed.

I remember someone once asking what the cost for a specific part would average, and someone responded "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" which of course, offended the hell out of me.

I also saw another thread where someone took a 190SL body out of a junk yard and ressurected the thing with a blown Chevy and a pretty cool paint job. I was drooling and giggling like a school girl, but someone responded something to the effect that the project should be sent back to the boneyard because the car was no longer original.

As far as I'm concerned, if a classic Mercedes can roll from point A to B, it doesn't matter what's under the hood, what makes it stop, what blows warm air inside it or what color it is.

About the only car I WOULDN'T modify, chop or "frankenbenz"-ize is something of historical value (Steve McQueen's car in Bullet)(not a Benz, I know), or something extremely rare, such as a gullwing.
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Angry Slim Face Grand Prix stereo

My Data card showed the Grand Prix stereo and it has the fader knob on the dash but some fool wanted a cassette player at some point and removed it. By now it's under 200' of garbage somewhere in N. Ca

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I'll give you $10,000 for it now before you put all those non MB parts in it! Otherwise when your done I will offer less........ That is what the mystique means to me.

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It is now my hope that once I get it running and she's driving it around someone with more money than brains will offer to buy it for a price she can't refuse.

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My Data card showed the Grand Prix stereo and it has the fader knob on the dash but some fool wanted a cassette player at some point and removed it. By now it's under 200' of garbage somewhere in N. Ca
I had not realized that slim-face dashes ran as late as 1971... So would you mind posting (or emailing) a picture of your slim face Europa stereo that you purchased from Becker Autosound? I've never seen a slim radio that was stereo...

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I was not clear-the radio I bought from Becker is a mono Europa. I mostly wanted a "correct" radio and knew I would never find a Grand Prix Stereo. It will never be used anyway-there will be a system in the trunk. 1971 was the last year of the 111 coupe with the slim face radio. I will get a picture over the weekend.

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Slim face Europa

Here is my slim face Europa. My data card shows a Grand Prix Stereo but that is never going to happen.
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