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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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1952 220 Sedan W187 Build

Finally joined this site today. I have been restoring a 1952 220 Sedan for years! I am a little slow in the restoration process. A friend has been doing the recent work (past 5 years at least). I am the third owner of the car. A doctor in my town bought the car new in Germany in '52 and had it shipped to the US. A close friend of the family bought the car from him and last registered it in 1972. I bought the car in high school, 1982 or so. Had to clean out the family friend's backyard and give him $600. I had the car painted in the early 1990's but it ran terrible and finally put it in a bar for several years. It ended up needing sill plates so I decided to really take the car apart and rebuild it. The engine will be the last step.

The two photos here are from when I originally started sanding the car down in the 1980's prior to having it painted.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Some photos for 2004 before taking the car apart. The car had been painted around 1991. This is the second and final attempt!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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The car had been bought originally in black with a red interior. The doctor painted it white upon arriving back in New York. I had seen a car that was two tone like this and had it painted these colors. It will now be done in the original black.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Taking the car apart a few years ago.
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The rebuild by Peter.
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I hope one day my car looks like this:
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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If anyone has a good source for parts please let me know. I have found a few over the years in the US and recently in Germany:

https://www.niemoeller.de/w187-en/B001.html

I need a pair of rear shocks that are not leaking (NOS would be appreciated) but the prices seem really up there. Perhaps someone knows of the correct NAPA part that works with the 220 sedan W187?
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The interior and bottom of the car a while ago:
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Here are some photos of the car from 2013 as it has progressed:
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Starting to put it back together:
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