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Old 02-18-2019, 07:24 AM
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300E-24 Sportline, 300TE-24 Sportline resurrection

Hi and greetings from Estonia.

Here are 2 of my cars that i have carefully chosen to my small classical Mercedes collection. Over the years I've owed I think more than 30 different cars, some newer, some older. Majority of them have been with rear wheel drive and with 6 cylinder petrol engines. I do have a 300E with M103 but maybe will write about it some other time.

Mercedes Benz 300E-24 Sportline

Sales name 300 E-24
Order number 0 0 571 11747 (Destination: Switzerland)
Delivery date 1990-07
PAINT1 199 Black Pearl Metallic
Interior color 275 No code designation available
Engine 104980 12 012901
Gearbox 722359 03 419358

Extras:
199 BLACK PEARL METALLIC PAINT
222 RIGHT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
244 SPORTS SEATS, FRONT
275A LEATHER PEBBLE
281 AMG PERFORMANCE STEERING WHEEL
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *119951002 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *219980716 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
444 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) AND AIRBAG
471 ACCELERATION SKID CONTROL (ASR)
538 AUTO. ANTENNA AND SPEAKER, FRONT - WITHOUT
540 ROLLER BLIND, ELECTRIC, FOR REAR WINDOW
586 AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)"
592 ALL-AROUND WD-GREEN GLASS, HEATED REAR WINDOW-VSG
611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
620 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
630 ECE - WARNING TRIANGLE
650 SPORTS CHASSIS WITH 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
731 WOOD TRIM BURRED WALNUT ROOT
801 AEJ 06/1/M/X
823 VEHICLES FOR SWITZERLAND, ADDITIONAL PARTS
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
951 SPORTLINE (CONSISTING OF CODES 65/0, 244, 281)"

When I bought the car it was in pretty bad shape for being a quite rare version. Tinted windows, led lights everywhere, W220 steering wheel, terrible electrics












The car was missing rear swaybar and the rear axle mounting points...they did not exist anymore.



my favourite part - a Brabus wannabee rear muffler


The first job was to fix the rear axle mounting points and remove the rust





Then remove all tinted windows and fix the suspension (the nose was running too low and back end was sitting up too high.

Replace W220 steering wheel with correct steering wheel



Replace the W220 16" wheels with AMG 17x7,5 and 17x8,5 Wheels






Among other things, I replaced all the components in the braking system. Everything is now or rebuilt.

Now its time to fix the engine, as the head gasket let go in the end of the last season. For that, I have a spare engine from my 300TE-24 Sportline parts car. Current engine was missing the air pump anyways, so after this upgrade, I should have almost all components in place.

Here is some before and after before removing tinted windows:



Its been great owning this W124. The fact that its a 4 seater makes it quite special for me. The fact that its a black car with light beige interior makes it even more special and being a full Sportline option car is just perfect for me.

As this car is not being original anymore I plan to add some tasty parts to it.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:43 AM
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The second car has the same roots, the same heritage as the sedan. Motivation to buy it was very practical, recently I became the father again we needed some car to put all the stuff in. The trunk of W124 sedan is not the biggest in the world, so once you add all your baby gear in it, there is no room for smth else...

Specs:
Sales name 300 TE - 24
Order number 0 0 234 00291 (Destination: Branch Emden)
Delivery date 1990-09
PAINT1 199 Black Pearl Metallic
Interior colour LEATHER ALPACA GRAY
Engine 104980 12 014727
Gearbox 722501 03 422824

199 APPLICATION CODE FOR COMPONENT PROCESSING
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
244 SPORTS SEATS, FRONT
260 TYPE DESTINATION ON TRUNK LID - ELIMINATION
278A LEATHER ALPACA GRAY
281 AMG PERFORMANCE STEERING WHEEL
300 STORAGE BOX IN FRONT TRAY
425 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
471 ACCELERATION SKID CONTROL (ASR)
538 AUTO. ANTENNA AND SPEAKER, FRONT - WITHOUT
547 DOUBLE ROLLER BLIND AND SUN VISORS WITH MIRRORS ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT, ILLUMINATED"
550 TRAILER COUPLING
575 CENTER CONSOLE FOR 2ND SEAT ROW
586 AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)
593 ALL-AROUND WD-GREEN GLASS, HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG, BF
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
620 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
650 SPORTS CHASSIS WITH 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
724 CARGO ANCHORAGE
731 WOOD TRIM BURRED WALNUT ROOT
812 REAR-MOUNTED LOUDSPEAKER
844 FOLDING SEAT BENCH IN LOADING COMPARTMENT, REVERSE TO DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
951 SPORTLINE (CONSISTING OF CODES 65/0, 244, 281)"

Again, when I bought the car, it was in terrible shape... the same story, as the sedan but coming from completely different owners. Pictures will speak for themselves:



Cool 7 seater feature:


Khmm as you can see I was "blessed again" with Barabus wannabee muffler

Sport seats on the front

Alpaca Grey Interior.


Again first thing I did was to remove all the old tint from windows:





Then i decided to swap the wheels to someting more according to my personal taste. Those are 500E 8 holes with 16x8, ET34 offset and 205/55/16 Pirelli tires.





I think it looks much better allready.

This car needs a bit more work in the rust department:


As it has some typical spots that need attention


Among other things, I removed all the unnecessary electronics from the car (LPG system, some alarm that was horribly installed etc).






Now the interior is all back in one piece, all the hideous LED lights have been removed. I had to replace a lot of bulbs , but I like the classical look WAY more



The car will go to welding/repaint shop in a couple of weeks. Will have new photos to show you guys.

Stay tuned
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:44 PM
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:45 AM
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Wow! Well done.
The dashboard on both cars held up pretty well despite all the abuse.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:33 AM
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Here in the north, dashboards won't crack .

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Wow! Well done.
The dashboard on both cars held up pretty well despite all the abuse.
As the 300TE what i bought needed a lot of attention related to rust I decided to save myself from trouble and bought nearly a rust free donor car with the same colour.



During the last couple of days, I swapped all 4 doors, front fenders, trunk lid, lights and bumpers from the donor car to my car and from my 300TE back to the donor car. It was quite an exercise, getting everything lined up and work (donor car has manual windows in the back instead of electrical ones.


The final result is here before going to the body shop for rust treatment and respray.





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Old 07-05-2019, 07:12 AM
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Some progres. Car is now repainted and rust areas treated. Assembling is in the process

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