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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
thanks to a helpful guy who posted it for sale here.
everyone should own a euro m110, this engine is a monster compared to my US version. the pedal is slower, but im sure it just takes getting used to. this car "takes off" at 80mph, my us one can only pull away if its under 55-60mph.

its got ALOT of miles but it seems not to be an issue, its loud and shakes alot more at idle than my first 280. but that just says its a beast :D
speedo says 189,000 miles, not sure if that included the kilometers it was used while in frankfurt. it was there for atleast 80,000 km's(stamps in the owners manual)

Approx. year 1979(its supposed to be an 80, has no mfg date on the car)
Lights BOSCH
Cab 01121
Dealer Frankfurt branch (217)
Interior Unknown code (035)
Paint
504 english red (T) (с 01.01.1975 по 31.12.1981)
Options
254 Becker radio Europa Kurier cassette (с 01.06.1978 по 30.11.1990)
420 automatic transmission, floor shift (с 01.01.1963)
502 outside rear view mirror, on the right (с 01.01.1963 по 31.03.1983)
531 automatic antenna (с 01.01.1963)
570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest
640 aluminium disc wheels with radial-ply tires (с 01.10.1969 по 31.12.1989)
682 fire extinguisher (с 01.04.1970)

it has the stock becker, warning triangle, but i dont have the fire extinguisher...
no sunroof, crank windows, no rear speakers, no electric coolant pump like my US version, no tach. it also has the old style black dash with many cracks.








needs a new light, minor body work around it, and slightly bent fender


looks kinda weird because i sprayed a little wd40 to get rid of oxidation specs on the aluminum
rusty fenders?? it puzzles me because there is no missing rubber coating on the wheel well, it looks like it rusted from the top





 

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Ah US DOT Lights! Get some Euros and Congrats. I Love the Euro versions. They seem so much Simpler than the stuff shipped over here.
 

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yes yes, give me some time. my 81 has them, i just dont have the $300 right now people are asking for them. and the thousand dollars it will cost me at the dealer for adapters :surrender:
 

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Congrats! Looks like another good project for you. That nasty dent on the right side headlight needs some body work but I'm sure you'll sort it out.

I wonder why one of the AC drains on the firewall is red, and the other is black. Mine are both black.
 

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Welcome to the euro m110 club...

FB
 

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Alright Vipercrazy,great score. I miss my euro gasser coupe even more now :(
 

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Hey, Nice ride....Did the previous owner bring it to that car show in Granby, CT on Monday nights.....Looks very familiar.
not sure, where is granby?, this was in west suffield. it has repair stamps from maryland, not sure how long its been in CT for, it was sitting since august though.
 

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I have the lesser 4 cylinder version of this car but it is by no means a poorer version. I have the 2.3L Euro spec engine mated to a manual transmission and it is far more responsive than the US spec M110. I've driven a nice low mile one to compare so I know.
 

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I have the lesser 4 cylinder version of this car but it is by no means a poorer version. I have the 2.3L Euro spec engine mated to a manual transmission and it is far more responsive than the US spec M110. I've driven a nice low mile one to compare so I know.
thats sounds awesome, i really wish i was an expert at swapping a trans.
it just screams for it, but atleast i got to take it in a lot and try out first gear. this thing pulls you back more than a hemi when second gear grabs.
 

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The auto tranny is fine. There's just too much work involved in doing a tranny swap. Do a search on the forum about the turbo diesel auto to manual swap and you'll know what I'm talking about.
Enjoy what you've got.:)
 

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The auto tranny is fine. There's just too much work involved in doing a tranny swap. Do a search on the forum about the turbo diesel auto to manual swap and you'll know what I'm talking about.
Enjoy what you've got.:)
yea the guy who documented it was very detailed and it just looks like alot.
but i do have two now, so one can be out for the count. once i get working in a dealer in a couple years im sure it will look simpler. that'll give me time to find an affordable five spd
 

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Sheesh Viper, you're a student and you've got FOUR cars :eek: :D ?! What's the secret ;) ?

Congratulations on the new purchase. Now, if the Euro is so much better, are you still going to drive your US CE?
 

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Lucky, and in one of the coolest MB colors to boot.

For euro light adapters, they are the same as what is in the trunk to hookup up tail lights.

Does that car have any wacky EPA conversion stuff on it? I'd be interested in some High Resolution motor shots for reference.
 

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
no epa stuff that i know of, only a cat probably. it has no thermo vacuum sensors on the block like my 81 does. it still has two hoses comming in the side of the cis housing but they come from below, where my 81 had them comming from the ac lines over the block. and yes, no air pump or lines going under the exhaust manifold.

nice find nutz, i was wondering what those rims would look like on it

and frans, i get some help in the purchasing department.(i just added what i paid for all four, $3700) when its done i really want to start driving it, but i would hate to get rid of my 81 cause it has such low mileage, and the inside of the engine is spotless compared to the 200k+ miles on this new one
 

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vipercrazy,
I have the fire extingisher bracket your front seat should have two bolt holes where it mounts too. I removed it from mine and have no intentions of re installing it. I think it will just get in my way having the fire extingisher. The plastic straps that hold the fire extingisher are broken also.
It's your's free if you want to pay for shipping. It would be easy to adapt a fire extingisher to it. It out in my truck right now. I wil take a pcture of it with my cell phone and post it in a little while.
 

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Vipercrazy,
You can email [email protected] with you vin number and he will email you back your bill sheet. See my post Don't ebay and drink that's where I got the info for my Euro. Sweet ride and Like No RUST hard to find on east coast.
 
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