My name is Julian. I'm 31 years old, I live and work in Vancouver, BC. I've been a car enthusiast for years, owning several different vehicles (mainly Volkswagens). This is my first Mercedes.
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This car came to me through a family friend. An opportunity to own a vintage classic Benz like this was on the table, and I couldn't refuse.
I don't know too much about the car just yet—I drove it home yesterday.
1963 220 SE, low millage, converted to carburator (I still have the fuel pump, but none of the other fuel injection components). The seats were recovered (poorly) and quickly so the car could be used in wedding photos several years ago. I believe the car is stock, other than the conversion and the seat upholstery.
The car broke down on my way home yesterday. We charged her up for several minutes and and carried on. I've since pulled the generator to diagnose the charging issue.
I look forward to sharing the progress of this car with the community. I'm here to learn from the forum and to take part in constructive discussions.
I plan on keeping the car period correct and in original condition. Over the winter, I plan on refurbishing the wooden interior trim and dash pieces as they are sun-damaged.
Now, on to the important stuff: