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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
220
Color
Black DB040
Packages
V4, 105HP, disk brakes, A/C, automatic
History
This car was bought in Monterrey, Mexico to a dear friend who's father died. This car was previously in a junk yard in Texas and it was imported to Mexico. This is the first car I started to restore and it was in very bad conditions when I acquired it. It was sold in Dallas, Texas in 1973 by Autohaus, Inc., the delivery date was 07/07/73 (Serial Number 11501012123620) and I have the documents (Owner's Manual, Owner's Service and Warranty Policy, Maintenance booklet carnet, Directory of MB Dealers in the US, etc.) I started with the proyect restoration and I am almost done after four years.

Officially, the car had his first start in March 28, 2015 when I used my car for a friend's wedding after 21 years of not working.

Some of the suppliers are: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center BMUSA, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, Global Upholstery Supply, Authentic Classics, ECS Tunning, Autohaus AZ, Mercedes Oldtimerservice, World Upholstery & Trim, German Auto Tops, Bavarian Motor Parts, BM-Vitage-World, Rock Auto, German Imports, Jürgen Pichert in Germany, Recambios24.es, Harrington Group, EuroBadge.org, NEWPARTS/partscontainer, Ecklers MBz parts, BenzRecyclers, A&J´s Auto Parts in San Antonio, etc. They are from different countries like Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, Slovenia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, etc.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 (Black DB040)

Modifications

Drivetrain
A/C and compressor, caburetor are totally restored and they have new components, cables and termostat; Hood insulation pad, timing chain, swag timing chain, timing chain guide rail, A/C Vacuum Actuator for Heater Valve, cables, hoses, Gear crankshaft, fuel pump, crankcase filters and packaging, master cylinder are new.
Interior
German loop carpet is new and the code is L901 Black, new grey headliner and black leather seat cover. They were provided by Global Upholstery Supply, Wold Upholstery & Trim and German Auto Tops
Exterior
All the rubbers and seal, door sill plates (mat), rubber door window, side marker lens are new. I got the tail lights from Germany. The windshield is new.

The chrome mouldings, sticker kit (OEM trunk and gasoline stikers) and the OEM trunk "220" emblem are also new.

I got an ADAC Badge and ADAC Westfalen badge with Nikolaos Balis from Germany. I got German Lincense plates with new stickers.
Audio
OEM stereo becker europa.
Speakers, interface for ipod are new.
Suspension
Tie rod, sway bar, drag link bushing kit, brake pedals, brake hose, shock absorbers, Propshaft Centre Bearing, dampers, steering damper, arm bushing kit are new. Floor pans are new. Calipers are restored.
Wheel and Tire
OEM "14 wheels and caps are restored and the tires are new.

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