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I believe that parts car is almost worth the cost just for the 4 place seats.
 

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Guys, I'd like to clarify that I'm not going to restore that black 92' 600SEL with individual rear seats. I have another 97' W140 S600. I purchased Lorinser bumpers and side panels and Eisenmann exhaust for my 97' S600. In order to install those Lorinser and Isenmann items I need some parts from donor bumpers and exhaust. Since I'd like to preserve my 97' parts I decided to remove donor parts from black 92' 600SEL. So I don't plan to do anything with 92' 600SEL. I'd like to sell it AS-IS as a whole. My plan to sell it before DEC 31 otherwise I'll part it out and keep the most valuable parts for myself and rest is going to scrapyard. I hope I clarified the situation with 600SEL. So if anyone interested to buy it please let me know. I hope rear individual seats can find their new home.
 

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And that is why this project is taking a wee bit longer then anticipated. Details take time.
 

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More progress photos, as you can see:
Mona Lisa is perfect, per Nat King Cole, men will love her!!!
What are the hides in the top of the 5th pic, right of the wheel? Is that the "Door panel" for the rear seats?
Either way I love the color choices?
 

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Yes, seat covers, door cards, dash cover and other leather bits and pieces are ready to go.

We needed to finalize and set the roof rails.

Now that is finished, off to final paint, after which, the insulation, sound deadening panels, and suede headliner can be installed, followed by the rest of the interior.
 

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We chose the thicker pebble-textured Mercedes leather for this job, the leather that was used up until 1996. Even though this is a 1997, the ‘Exclusiv’ leather is thinner and completely smooth, which I thought is a practical mistake for a functioning shooting brake.
 

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Serser - pls do not crap on Strykers thread. Theres the classifieds for that
That is sort of my fault
We chose the thicker pebble-textured Mercedes leather for this job, the leather that was used up until 1996. Even though this is a 1997, the ‘Exclusiv’ leather is thinner and completely smooth, which I thought is a practical mistake for a functioning shooting brake.
So the tougher leather for a "working" shooting brake!
 

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Actually, I find both leathers to be equally hard-wearing, but the pebble texture and thicker skin would suit a ‘work vehicle’ better then the thinner, smooth texture.
 

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Come-on guys :1poke:

I'm going to send the misses to the car dealerships for a "shooting brake" :laugh

I'm going to send her for "Station Wagon" I will settle for pissy "Estate" term

This is the USA..

Martin
When I moved here in 2000 and asked about a Cabriolet they sent me to the, ahem, "gentlemen's entertainment spot" down the street :)
 

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Actually, I find both leathers to be equally hard-wearing, but the pebble texture and thicker skin would suit a ‘work vehicle’ better then the thinner, smooth texture.
Yes, in my view that is one of the few drawbacks with the later year models.

Given you have such an excellent W140 collection why don't you share with listers the pros and cons of each year. and perhaps what you consider to be the finest year.

It might make an interesting new thread that would be very informative to all listers and prospective new 140ers.

Then as other senior contributors and listers add to it, it could easily become a reference point for all 140istas...

While you have the most 140's (I haven't caught you yet) surely you should have the honour of starting it... :)

Cheers!
 

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Happy New Year everyone-!

I need thank Stryker for his edification of a Shooting Brake. I didn't know. Now, they catch my interested eye, such as this one:


"Converting a four-door sedan into a two-door shooting brake was no easy task...The roof from a Chevy Nomad was chopped 2 inches and grafted to the Cadillac’s low-slung coachwork...The custom wraparound quarter-windows are clad in chrome-covered brass trim, evoking a subtle eloquence that only a Jet Age Cadillac could muster. Not all the Pininfarina bodywork was left on the cutting room floor. The chrome-laden grille, bumpers, taillights and flying goddess hood ornament were all incorporated creating an almost factory aesthetic of the marque’s late ’50s glory.”


More here:
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1959-CADILLAC-ELDORADO-BROUGHAM-CUSTOM-STATION-WAGON-CADMAD-234562

Cheers /
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Looking forward to yours, Stryker-! :)

Cheers-!
 
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