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mpmorris

USA
1329 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2016 :  20:50:02  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
James --I've found the build quality on the 210 consistently up there -what one would expect.

--One of the (affordable) cars still on my wish list is the C43 AMG. I had a C36 but have always wanted the C43 -something about a V-8.

mpm

Edited by - mpmorris on 12/07/2016 20:55:04
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james lawson

USA
1282 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2016 :  21:07:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a 2001 e55 AMG for what I thought was pretty cheap. It was back in 2013 and had 45000 miles and was 15000 USD. Except for some scratches the car was immaculate and all original. What a fun car! I know the w210's can have build quality issues, but like any purchase you need to look it over carefully.

jim
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karra

Finland
860 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2016 :  06:23:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see that there are other 500E owners here. The car is like you both described, although the brakes and the suspension are not suitable for racetrack. The car is too heavy, too high and the brakes are too weak for the real duty.

But, as told it works excellent the way it was designed. Next year I will have both my 560SEC and 500E as daily drivers, although I will not drive so much with 560SEC like it happened already this year. My plan is to do some detailing on the SEC in the winter 2017-2018 and have the side panels repaired because of some rust spots, then I can have it on Historic-plates (no road tax, low insurance fee) in summer 2018 and then 500E will be the only daily driver (except the G of course).

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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mpmorris

USA
1329 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2016 :  09:39:26  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kari --yes, under aggressive braking, I have experienced brake fade. But over-all, as built, a wolf in sheep's clothing. I have installed more aggressive pads and rotors, swapped out wheel rim size (8.5 x 17 & 9.5 x 17 BBS 3-piece) but have found as a driver, the stock 16s and factory rotors and pads are just right.
Currently, there is 235k miles on the speedo. The only major repair was the transmission reverse clutches at 160k miles and a timing chain (for good measure). It still has the original suspension under it with the exception of rear struts & accumulators. I am ready to re-spring it as the front is getting dodgy on down hill.
mpm
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karra

Finland
860 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  02:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now when the M100 forum is back in business I can post some photos of my 1987 560SEC. I was driving it for 6 seasons and this year it was stored away. In the autumn I took it to a specialist who removed the fender chrome strips and repaired some rust damages. The car was resprayed up to the middle of the sides, except the doors.

















The car was inspected by the vintage car authorities and it was approved. Next season I can drive with no road tax and with smaller insurance.

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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mpmorris

USA
1329 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  10:24:27  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrific!
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alabbasi

USA
2834 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2017 :  13:15:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That car looks a lot like my 88 560SEC , also in Naughtygal Blue. Great effort and I must say, that's a very clean shop :)




With best regards

Al


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karra

Finland
860 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2017 :  00:04:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, nice Lorinsers on your car also! I like both models, also pentas and BBS mesh wheels on these 80's cars.

The paint shop is just ordinary shop who repairs cars for insurance companies etc but the 3rd generation owners are members of our local MB club so they take care of our vintage cars when it is not too large job. They have quite a modern facility at the moment.

The body shop is their "sub-supplier" 300 meters away; the one man shop maintains a fleet of light trucks and vans for a small company as well as does collision damage repairs and rust jobs whenever he can fit those in.

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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mpmorris

USA
1329 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2017 :  10:22:44  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Al, I think your SEC wheels are fabulous -just right.
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alabbasi

USA
2834 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2017 :  15:35:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was shortly after I put the fender on that you sold me and had it painted. Thanks Mike!!

With best regards

Al



Edited by - alabbasi on 12/22/2017 23:28:08
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Ron B

Australia
11579 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  19:36:30  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by karra

Yes, nice Lorinsers on your car also! I like both models, also pentas and BBS mesh wheels on these 80's cars.

The paint shop is just ordinary shop who repairs cars for insurance companies etc but the 3rd generation owners are members of our local MB club so they take care of our vintage cars when it is not too large job. They have quite a modern facility at the moment.

The body shop is their "sub-supplier" 300 meters away; the one man shop maintains a fleet of light trucks and vans for a small company as well as does collision damage repairs and rust jobs whenever he can fit those in.

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/

Nice clock , it looks like it has been in the shop as long as the owners.
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karra

Finland
860 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2018 :  15:29:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Ron B


Nice clock , it looks like it has been in the shop as long as the owners.

From this era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0orCONRTpsg

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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w109Driver

United Kingdom
65 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2018 :  04:46:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got mine MOT'd on Friday. (Roadworthy test)
First time road legal for me!
Did a 30mile drive after.
So cool to drive.
: )
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