Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Vintage Mercedes

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2005, 09:25 PM
300SDog's Avatar
gimme a low-tech 240D
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: central ky
Posts: 3,602
What's the best (less than $100) car cover to get?

Checked out some car covers on the way home at Autozone tonight while picking up some fiddly bits. Some look really porous, i guess waterproof will destroy the finish.

Anybody know the best manufacturer or type? I dont need one that costs $300 and is tailored for the hood ornament.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2005, 12:32 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 99
Bought one at Costco last year. It was around $40. Don't remember the brand. During very heavy rain (like we had last year) the water soaked through, but now I've built a carport so it will only protect from all the dust. Don't know how good it is against UV. I think for the price it doe's the job. Never seen upclose those for $300.
280se 3.5 coupe DB172 anthracite grey
2006 Toyota Avalon Limited
1999 Ford Explorer Limited
Looking for early '60s Vespa 150
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2005, 10:40 AM
TX76513's Avatar
Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posts: 5,184
Cover Craft has a good assortment of custom covers that start at around $100 and go to $800. My SD cover was about $150 with shipping, but its used in a garage just to keep the environment out, but would stand up outside.
15 VW Passat TDI
00 E420
98 E300 DT
97 E420 Donor Car - NEED PARTS? PM ME!
97 S500
97 E300D
86 Holden Jackaroo Turbo D
86 300SDL
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2005, 06:02 PM
300SDog's Avatar
gimme a low-tech 240D
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: central ky
Posts: 3,602
Thanks for the replies. Quality of fabric is more important than tailoring to me. Some look like you could push your thumb through them. But its just for 3 months so maybe the $40 cover aint so bad.

Just found myself a rust free high mileage 240D unfortunately not a 115. My plan this weekend is spray clean the wheel wells and undercarriage at 2-bit car wash. Then slime the wells, rockers and sheetmetal underneath with axle grease and put it away for the Winter.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 08:05 PM
Tony H's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bandon, Oregon
Posts: 946
Car cover

I bought a cover at Target for $30 and it is quite durable. Good for inside or to keep to sun off. It's a "Car & Driver" brand and the large car size fits my 3.5 coupe perfectly(Except for the hood ornament)
Tony H
1971 280SE 3.5 Coupe(soon to be 5.6)
European Version
Manual transmission
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Posts: n/a
Get a tennis ball and cut a slit into it. Slide over hood ornament. Instant hood ornament/car cover protector.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page