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Old 06-10-2003, 12:27 AM
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* The driving wheel and dials are not centered, but noticeably moved towards the right / center instead?

It is my understanding that the offset relates to the steering column and its role in severe frontal impacts. A lot of German cars had this. Additionally, until energy-absorbing front-ends were perfected, the steering wheels were often slightly angled in that the right side was closer to the driver than the left. This is true with my old 911. Once more rigid bodies were developed, this practice was abandoned (201, 124 etc).

* There is a piece of fabric on the rear doors' rubber joints' upper-front corners?

These areas where the cloth was put there is to reduce the abrasion and sticking of the rubber molding against the body of the car.

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
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