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Interesting, looks to be a hybrid motor then, because the valve covers have either been smoothed down, or those are indeed older valve covers that were polished up. The idle air control valve also doesn't match what Gen I or Gen II cars have, so I'm wondering if he's using the injection setup from an older vehicle for simplicity sake?

Dunno. Btw, that's a neat little site, check out the 300 SEL 6.3 restoration from Brasil.
 

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Thanks to Kahlil88 for the deal on the grille and the lights I have yet to install
OH that reminds me of the pic I saw the other day, an SEC with it's grill star AND a star hood ornament. A bit of overkill IMO, maybe swap out the hood star for the other
 

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The before pic is much better.
Yea, the star in a sedan grill just doesn't look right, just like a star hood ornament doesn't look right on a coupe, but to each his own
 

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Not much love for those big star grilles.
 

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Yeah, this is an initial fit, I think I'm going to take off the hood ornament and the center chrome strips and see how it looks then.
 

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I would have removed the bright strips from the original grill and painted it black, then re installed the bright strips. Makes a big difference in the front appearance.
 

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The chrome strips on my original grill dented in a few places, which is one of the reasons why I was looking to replace it along with the star being broken. Now that I have it off the car I'm thinking I can take it apart and rebuild it.
 

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I'm ashamed to say, I sort of like it. I wouldn't drive it myself though, but..
 

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its a lot of talked about car on a german forum,

i love it.

front panels from zender.
koenig front spoiler.
side skirts from zender.
and some unknown rear fender

but overall i love it!










 
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