Date registered: Apr 2014
Location: Los Angeles,Delray Beach,Seattle & Taipei
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Been Buried with work, Looking for some pictures of a C126 Cab in Burgundy as I finish restoring my c126 Straman/AMG cab. I stumbled on this.
Let me clear up any questions.
I owned this car from 1997/1998 to 2003. I completed the Conversion at my former shop in California using some of a Baehr kit and lot of my own fabrication... It was my third or so but was quite well built considering it was my 2nd W114 cab.
I drove this as my daily driver except for feb 2001 till jully 2001 as I completed the conversion.
The paint is NOT factory its 1998 Porsche Almandine Red(Burgundy)
The body reinforcements are extensive and TUV approved in Germany for Autobahn use (through Baehr, as long as 100% percent of his reinforcements were used) which they were.
Engine is from a 1971 280s (w108) with 94,000 documented miles in 2001 when i replaced have no idea about now.
Those alloys were built exactly for the W114 by a wheel company in Los Angles, CA think i paid 3k back then.
I added a lot of options like rear headrests from a euro 250CE, Right side mirror, Euro taillights etc.
I loaded the car with any and every option that could have been had on a w114.
only thing i regret with this build was I came to this very board and MBworld with a question about transplanting the entire drivetrain from my 1967 300seb 5 speed manual into this car which would have made it a keeper..
I was bashed relentlessly about it being a stupid idea.... I was 28 years old at the time and listened to the stupidity....I ended up parting out the rusted 300seb (another stupid idea but at least it was my stupid idea)
Today I build them much much much better...my wife has insisted she must have one so I just sold her 2011 E550 Coupe on ebay and started looking for a clean body to build her one..In the mean time I handed her the keys to my Maserati and I doubt ill ever get her out the driver seat. So as soon as I finish restoring my c126 ill be building probably my best w114 cab...
I have pictures of the entire process when I built this car. Lesson learned... Never ask for advice on a forum about what you want to build just build the damn thing. Good thing was this car paid for a house that made me money im still spending today.
w126 Left euro headlight, Someone that can refinish my wood in Grey woodgrain
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