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1971 Mercedes W114 250C Stroke 8 Project

I have this project posted on another forum, someone asked me to put it here also, hope you all enjoy and give me feed back. Thx

Now that I have the car I thought I would start a new thread on its progress....

Here how I got her, she's a Craig's List find ......

- It has all of the books, manuals, window sticker, original contract, all service records with dates back to before the car was even delivered.

- A real 45K mile So Ca car all of it life originally sold at MB of Hollywood Ca

- The window sticker shows $9350 a highly option car - Paint Light Ivory with Cognac Leather, Heated rear window, Lowered front seats, Elect sliding roof, Floor shift, Power steering, Central locking, Europa radio, Auto antenna, Arm rest, A/C, Elect windows front and rear, Tinted glass, White wall tires















Owned and driven most of her life by a little old lady she has a few dents and dings that are all being fixed this week....









Inside she is amazingly clean, all the chrome shines, all of the switches and knobs look, work and feel as they should. I'll post more photos latter...













Just a few on the many original documents that came with the car .....








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1993 500E 040 / 271 - Porsche Type 2758 ~~~~ 1971 250C Ivory / Cognac Leather

1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
1994 E320 Cab - Sold

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All PDR work, paint chip touch up, paint correction, complete detail inside and out being done. along with a few other things.

Rear of car after clay. Badges and handle removed for easier polishing....






After just 1 cut pass the old paint is looking much better ....










1993 500E 040 / 271 - Porsche Type 2758 ~~~~ 1971 250C Ivory / Cognac Leather

1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
1994 E320 Cab - Sold
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The PDR guys spent most of a day working all over the car, lots of small stuff that would not show well in photos but this large one looks much better ...








PDR guys hard at it ...








Some interior panels where removed to gain better access for the PDR work, then they where repaired where coming lose









Tops rails are also starting to come lose, they will be removed and then reinstalled with 3/16" 120* countersunk rivets




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2003 CL600 - Sold
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1995 E320 Cab - Sold
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More work being done...

Paint touch up - There are a few spots on the car that need paint touch up, I wanted to keep as much of the original paint as possible so what Copper is doing is preparing the surface, then adding layers of paint, then sanding and polishing.

And example as I got the car ......






Sanded and preped .....






After 1st layer of paint, this will still get more layers of paint, then sanded and polished.......



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1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
1994 E320 Cab - Sold
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This car is VERY solid very where, it did have a a bit of surface rust but only in the trunk, so that is being addressed also......


After a good sweep out






After some wire brushing, sanding and removed much of the seam sealer that was peeling away






Trunk area primed with Zero rust encapsulator. Seam sealer goes on next, then satin black paint.






Seam sealer brushed on as Mercedes did, next satin black paint.





Finished



1993 500E 040 / 271 - Porsche Type 2758 ~~~~ 1971 250C Ivory / Cognac Leather

1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
1994 E320 Cab - Sold

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Wow, what a find! She shined up really well!
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and now there are two, my car god its sibling

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Wow, what a find! She shined up really well!

Thx, more to come, stay tuned.


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and now there are two, my car god its sibling

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Yes pretty close, but yours has that amazing Ivory interior.

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2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
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Roof Rails coming lose so that's getting repaired also -

Got the old broken rivets drilled out of the rails. Rust spot at back of PS rail will get Zero Rust before the rail is re attached.







MBZ used a small rubber O ring or gasket on the rivets between roof and bottom of the rail, will duplicate with metric O rings on the new rivets.



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1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
1994 E320 Cab - Sold
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Engine bay was not to bad to start with, here is the before .....







Engine bay after a quick wipe down ..... I think I will end up painting the radiator and maybe get some new OEM stickers if they are still available.




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1994 E500 - Sold
2003 CL600 - Sold
1994 E500 - Sold
1995 E320 Cab - Sold
1988 BMW M6 - Sold
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