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Old 09-07-2002, 05:30 AM
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Fresh pictures of my 1989 230E

Hello everyone!
Here is the picture of my baby. Bought the car 20 days ago.
So for love it!
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2002 Daewoo Nexia 50.000 km
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Old 09-07-2002, 05:32 AM
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Here is another view
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1989 230E, 8v, 166.000 km, updated to 94/95 trunk & hood
2002 Daewoo Nexia 50.000 km
Sold:
1987 VW Jetta GLE 16V, Recaro seats
1982 Volvo 240 DL (lovely car!)
and few more american cars.
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:28 AM
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Very nice looking MB! Did the previous owner update the hood/headlight assy's? That setup is from the '94/'95 124's. Those machine finsihed alloys look very nice as well -- also from a 94/95 124.

You may want to think about completing the conversion by painting the black bumpers to match your bottom moulding color.
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Old 09-07-2002, 02:41 PM
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That's exactly what I noticed!

I read the year 1989, looked at the picture of the front of the car and noticed the hood was from a 94/95 model. I then looked at the second picture and noticed that the trunk was also from a 94/95 model.

I looked back at the year, and sure enough, it's an '89 model. Someone went through the trouble of updating the hood / grill and trunk, but didn't paint the front and rear bumper impact strips.
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Old 09-07-2002, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the info about my car. Didn't know that my car has new hood and trunk. I will think about painting the bumpers.
This car costed me $7750. Runs nice, no scratches on the paint and the interior is like new too. The engine is using no oil so far. I am willing to invest another $400-500 to make it look and run better.
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1989 230E, 8v, 166.000 km, updated to 94/95 trunk & hood
2002 Daewoo Nexia 50.000 km
Sold:
1987 VW Jetta GLE 16V, Recaro seats
1982 Volvo 240 DL (lovely car!)
and few more american cars.
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Old 09-07-2002, 05:30 PM
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I edited the picture above in Photoshop so that it looks like the car's front bumper has been painted as suggested. Does it look any better now? What you guys think?
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1989 230E, 8v, 166.000 km, updated to 94/95 trunk & hood
2002 Daewoo Nexia 50.000 km
Sold:
1987 VW Jetta GLE 16V, Recaro seats
1982 Volvo 240 DL (lovely car!)
and few more american cars.
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Old 09-07-2002, 06:35 PM
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nice car

hurshi

also the wheels are updated. w124 8 spokes first appeared '92 400e model.

i like the look of the painted impact strips, i'm going to do that sometime soon.

btw what country are you in?

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Old 09-07-2002, 08:54 PM
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You must be in the U.K., Europe or Australia. A 230E was never sold in the U.S.

Yep, the last upgrade you need to do is to paint the impact strips. Then your car will look identical to a '94/'95 model.

By the way, I don't know about all of Europe, but I know that in Germany the upgrades to the new hood / trunk occurred in 1993, not 1994.
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:49 PM
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Thumbs up

The painted strips definitely adds the final touch to a very nice and sleek looking Benz.

Very nice car!
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