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Old 02-26-2000, 02:12 AM
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Well, I think I have room for ONE more car in the stable (the TR6 is being sold), and I can't seem to stray away from Benzes for too long, so I have been considering a '52 220 sedan. I've never worked on any of these, nor have we seen any in at the shop. It has the M180 straight six (overhead cam) and four wheel independent suspension. Pretty advanced for a car of this era. Anyhow, my question is: Does anyone out there have any experience with these W187 chassis MBs? What should I be looking for as far as body rot, etc..The car in question was brought over from Germany about two years ago and does run and drive well according to the owner. He said it needs light restoration work (paint job, some mechanical) but the body is solid overall. I thought someone once told me to check the box sections under the doors for rot, but I can't remember if it applied to this particular chassis. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-26-2000, 11:08 AM
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Cool car you're looking at...wish I could be of help. Just wondering what happened to the Triuph? Was the induction sound not worth it after all?

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Old 02-26-2000, 03:12 PM
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You should buy it! I have wanted one of these ever since my fathers girlfriend, the architect, showed me a picture of her red 220 from late 50's. She apparently bought it used and drove it from Germany throughout Europe, shipped it to Africa drove all around there, and then shipped it back to Europe and drove all the way to and around Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The car was finally shipped to Peru where it is still being used 40 some years after manufacture. Perhaps these are the most reliable Mercedes????
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Old 02-27-2000, 12:14 PM
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Well, although the TR6 is definitely a great machine, I think one British car is enough. And with the purchase of the DeLorean, I need to replenish the classic car account a little, so the Triumph must go. Anyhow, I am going to check out the 220 Monday or Tuesday of this week. I'll let you all know how I make out!


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Precision Motorcars, Cincinnati, Ohio
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'80 300SD
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8
'72 Alfa Romeo 2000GTV
'73 Triumph TR6
'74 Jensen Interceptor Mk.III
'81 DeLorean DMC12
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