this is the time to present to you my 1991 300CE.
I bought this car for $1,600. It was in great running order, with a no accidents body and a great interior. The body was a bit rough, the paint was faded and it has 157,000 miles.
I knew from the time I saw it, what I wanted to do to it to suit my taste.
I always have loved the looks of the coupe, but I never knew that they could be had for so little money.
When I got her home the first thing I knew I had to do was change the suspension parts as the parts were tired. I went with Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. I rebuild all the suspension parts that looked tired, including bushes, steering dampers etc.
While the car was on jacks in my garage, I decided that car needed new 02 sensor as preventive maintenance, new transmission fluid, new engine oil and filter, new fuel filter and new differential oil. When the above were done, I took her of the jacks and did a tune up as well as parts replacement.
New cap and rotor, new plugs, new crankshaft position sensor, new air filter, new temp sensors, new vac hoses and a few cosmetics in the engine bay, like header high temp black paint and new valve cover high temp paint as the original was flacking. I also got new 17" rims and tires.
I drove the car to decide if she was worth a full make over and fell in love with her so I decided to go ahead.
I decided that the speakers were too old to give any decent performance so I swapped them. I added some more sound insulation on the door panels, removed all the carpeting and washed it thoroughly to remove 20 year old filth.
The original wood around the shifter was beyond help and IMHO would not match the future look of the car, so I decided to cover it with 3M dinoc carbon fiber.
I bypassed the fader switch and added in it's place an antenna up/down switch I acquired from a 300E from the bone yard.
I replace rear glass with a new one ($$$$) and all the surrounding gaskets and metal trim (it had faded to yellow chrome finish) and painted all the rest with automotive satin black paint. All the trim, I mean everything was removed and I prepped all pieces for paint.
I bought the AMG Gen II body kit from ebay, it is made by Extreme dimensions. I also got an OEM facelift hood from the dealer (all aftermarket ones were not up to par), DEPO headlights and side markers and facelift grill.
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AMG aftermarket Body Kit by Extreme Dimensions (Duraflex) installation
and sent her of too paint. I decided on single stage paint because it can be polished and brought back to great shape easier than 2 stage down the road.
For now I have decided to not install the ducktail although it was painted and prepped as well. I do not know what I will do with it in the future. It requires permanent installation and I am not sure of it as of yet.
I lowered the car further with using the lowest spring pads on the rear (#1) and #2 in the front.
I was thinking of tinting the windows slightly, but decided against it. It does limit visibility slightly and I like the no tint look.
So with no further interruptions, I present to you My 300CE!!!