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Old 09-26-2003, 03:52 AM
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Concours pics including our class winning 300TE

We recently entered both our 300TE and my 190E-2.3 Sportline in the annual concours of the MB Club of NSW here in Sydney, Australia. Both cars were in the same class (which covers W124, W201, and pre '96 W140, W202 & R129). My 190E didn't take any awards but the 300TE won the class in what was the biggest class on the day. 2nd in class was another W124, a nice '93 320CE. The only other W201 entered was a (rare in Oz) 2.3-16.

For 300TE pics see
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/messages.asp?messno=56188&id=11&view=t

For 190E pics see
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/messages.asp?messno=49665&id=14&view=t
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107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:14 PM
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Nice Job Greg, the car looks great! I love the look of a clean undercarriage, makes you wonder how an older car can look so good!
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Old 09-27-2003, 02:14 PM
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Very Nice W124 Wagon!..Dont see any (Clean) Wagons at shows
As Most are Well used...Great Job!
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:58 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. Our cars are well used too, being daily drivers. We just try to be careful how we use them and we spend a serious amount of time (70 hours) detailing prior to the concours.
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107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:15 AM
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amazingly clean!

Those wheel wells really are impressive. I love a clean car and I am willing to spend some time, but I canít imagine doing everything you do to get those cars so clean. One of these days I may have to try to get the underside of my car as clean as one of your cars. Your cars are amazingly clean!

Here is link to see more pictures of my car, even though it is not as clean as yours.

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=52177&perpage=10&pagenumber=1
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Concours pics including our class winning 300TE-95-e320-se-front-small.jpg  
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I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/
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Old 10-01-2003, 03:57 AM
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Re: amazingly clean!

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Originally posted by ksing44
Those wheel wells really are impressive. I love a clean car and I am willing to spend some time, but I canít imagine doing everything you do to get those cars so clean. One of these days I may have to try to get the underside of my car as clean as one of your cars. Your cars are amazingly clean!

Here is link to see more pictures of my car, even though it is not as clean as yours.

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=52177&perpage=10&pagenumber=1
Ksing44,
Thanks for the comments. Yours looks impressive too. I have admired it in some of your other posts and I love the AMG wheels.
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107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.
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Old 10-01-2003, 03:58 AM
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More Concours Pics (other cars) and Full Results

For more pics of other cars at the concours see
http://www.mercedes-benzclubnsw.com.au/2003con.htm
and for full results with a couple more pics see
http://www.mercedes-benzclubnsw.com.au/concours1.htm

These pages are available along with others giving information about the Mercedes-Benz Club (NSW) Inc. based in Sydney, Australia from the club's home page at
http://www.mercedes-benzclubnsw.com.au/home.htm
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107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.
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Old 10-01-2003, 07:01 AM
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asking for an opinion from an expert

Hello Greg,

Since you love my AMG wheels and because you are kind of an expert, i.e., Vice-President of a Mercedes-Benz Club and a Concours winner, I wanted to ask how you feel about the heritage logo center caps on my wheels. I have mixed feelings about them. They really are very pretty up close and the color matches my car exactly, but they look a bit busy from a distance. Would the heritage logo center caps be acceptable at the Concours? There is something nice about the simple Mercedes star as a center cap or maybe the newest star center cap that has a chrome star on a flat silver background. I just thought it would be nice to get an opinion from an expert.
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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/

Last edited by ksing44; 10-01-2003 at 09:30 AM.
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Old 10-03-2003, 03:36 AM
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Ksing44,

Regarding the centre caps, I have a personal preference for the simple silver ones, especially on the standard wheels like mine. I tend to like the understated look such as that of silver wheels as opposed to polished or chromed wheels. I believe these can look fussy or glitzy. Likewise, I agree with your statement that the wreath centre caps can look busy. Having said that, your centre caps suit your wheels OK. As far as concours is concerned, originallity is important. In that case, your non-original wheels as well as your centre caps would lose points. It comes down to what you like, an original car that does well at concours or one personalised to suit your own taste.

Greg
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107.023: 350SLC, 3-speed auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold 2012 after 29 years ownership).
107.026: 500SLC, 4-speed auto, thistle green, green velour.
124.090: 300TE, 4-speed auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex.
201.028: 190E 2.3 Sportline, 5-speed manual, arctic white, blue leather.
201.028: 190E 2.3, 4-speed auto, blue-black, grey MBtex.
201.034: 190E 2.3-16, 5-speed manual, blue-black, black leather.
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Old 10-03-2003, 06:35 AM
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Personalized for now

Yes I like the idea of staying original, but I sure wouldnít trade the AMG wheels for my OEM wheels and I am happy that I have the Eibach springs with Bilstein shocks. I also like the look of the new grille. Oh well, I guess I will go personalized for now. I can always go back to original when the car gets really old, because I have been saving all of the parts.
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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/
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