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Old 06-22-2017, 10:17 AM
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WTB: One 15" Wheel Cover

The inevitable happened... While parked at a Casino parking lot in Stateline, Nevada, someone felt that they deserved one of my wheel covers more than I needed it. It was there when parked, and three hours later, it was not. People are fun...

Anyway, I have a replacement on order through Mercedes-Benz, however the tentative delivery date is January 13, 2018. So they are obviously making a new batch, however, I do not desire to drive around with one missing cover.

If anyone has a single cover they could sell (don't care what color, will repaint), that would be great! This is indeed a request for a 15" cover (A115-401-04-24) and not the typical 14" variant. I have Euro 15" w123 wheels/covers on my car that took quite sometime to piece together. Thank you everyone in advance!

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:14 AM
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Man. That really sucks. I would definitely call my insurance company on that one to discover whether the ~$400 hubcap is covered.

Did you go through the classic center for your order? It would be worth a call IMO.

I have a friend a few miles away with two very nice ones I'm supposed to pick up / buy, and I got another two free m Germany. One of those is chrome, not stainless. It is indeed hard to find these. I got my 15" steelies off a w126 euro that I purchased just for the wheels and bumper basically.

Of course one simple option is to switch back to 14" until your cap comes in.


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Old 06-23-2017, 09:18 AM
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Thank you for your response and the suggestions! I would have gone through my insurance (and yes comprehensive would normally cover it - dealt with in the past for customers), however I have a really high deductible so it makes that a mute point.

I am actually a dealership employee (technician) with parts access; I had to call Classic Center prior to even placing the order through our system due to the status code. They are in the same boat as me, no inventory but part is still available to order as a made-to-order situation.

I actually sold off all my other wheels (all 14's) so all I have in my w126 15" wheels and a set of w123 15" wheels that need to be powder coated; both use wheel covers. If I can't find any replacements in a timely manor, I am just going to rock the "bomber" look and go cap-less for a while
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:45 AM
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The only 15" caps I'd feel comfortable letting go at this point would be the plastic ones that came on my w126. Those are much easier to come by.

Man. That sucks so bad that someone stole a 15" cap to probably hang on their wall or use as a frisbee.


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Old 06-23-2017, 10:23 AM
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That is messed up! Sorry that had to happen.

Is this the cap style you're looking for?
[#E-015] Mercedes Benz Chrome Hubcap Wheel Cover


Not mine -btw.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:02 PM
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fonzi: You just gave me the perfect idea! Thank you! I just ordered a full set of brand new plastic wheel covers from MB out of Germany and they should be here on Wednesday. Technically they would be the correct covers for my wheels since they are for a W126. I managed to find a new old stock set of w126 wheels that I've been running but the stainless steel covers stick out just a little too far. I also have a set of w123 steels that need to be refurbished, but the plastics will get me through until my replacement shows up next year.

DeliveryValve: Yes that is the style, however, the listing is for a 14" wheel cover. They measure approx 15" and is easily misconstrued. The actual 15" covers measure about 16 3/8".
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:48 PM
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That is messed up! Sorry that had to happen.

Is this the cap style you're looking for?
[#E-015] Mercedes Benz Chrome Hubcap Wheel Cover


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The outer diameter on a 14" is a little over 15". That's a 14" wheel hubcap. No go


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Old 06-23-2017, 04:51 PM
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fonzi: You just gave me the perfect idea! Thank you! I just ordered a full set of brand new plastic wheel covers from MB out of Germany and they should be here on Wednesday. Technically they would be the correct covers for my wheels since they are for a W126. I managed to find a new old stock set of w126 wheels that I've been running but the stainless steel covers stick out just a little too far. I also have a set of w123 steels that need to be refurbished, but the plastics will get me through until my replacement shows up next year.

DeliveryValve: Yes that is the style, however, the listing is for a 14" wheel cover. They measure approx 15" and is easily misconstrued. The actual 15" covers measure about 16 3/8".


I guess the plastic are cheap. I've got three, two of which look like crap with peeling paint. I guess shipping one used one to you would provide limited benefit since you probably get free shipping on new ones anyway.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:38 PM
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I guess the plastic are cheap. I've got three, two of which look like crap with peeling paint. I guess shipping one used one to you would provide limited benefit since you probably get free shipping on new ones anyway.
Yes, the plastics are quite cheap (relatively) at $100 (MSRP). Granted I do get them for a reduction in price, benefits of being a dealership employee, and shipping is indeed free. There is the newer style cover as well that was used from 1990 onward that's even cheaper at $67 (MSRP). I greatly appreciate suggestions and help!
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:36 PM
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The inevitable happened... While parked at a Casino parking lot in Stateline, Nevada, someone felt that they deserved one of my wheel covers more than I needed it. It was there when parked, and three hours later, it was not. People are fun...

Anyway, I have a replacement on order through Mercedes-Benz, however the tentative delivery date is January 13, 2018. So they are obviously making a new batch, however, I do not desire to drive around with one missing cover.

If anyone has a single cover they could sell (don't care what color, will repaint), that would be great! This is indeed a request for a 15" cover (A115-401-04-24) and not the typical 14" variant. I have Euro 15" w123 wheels/covers on my car that took quite sometime to piece together. Thank you everyone in advance!

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I have a set of these, I will send you one if you return it when you get yours from Germany.
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