Show us your Mercedes!

Show us your Mercedes!

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galtezza

441 posts

151 months

Sunday 6th December 2020
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2 of ours are Mercedes, S63 (750hp) and the AMG GTC Roadster, both are the best ive owned after 100s of sports cars.








Molsheim

24 posts

62 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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Hello

This is my new R129 SL 320 (1998)

I need some help with the rust on the front of the front wings, if anyone has any recommendations?


James Hay

72 posts

8 months

Thursday 31st December 2020
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Hi all,

This is my W219, I've owned it for 2 1/2 years and covered just under 35,000 miles which I've thoroughly enjoyed. I try to keep it as well as I can although I must say at the moment it is a little grubby on the outside due to the time of year, I do however keep the inside as tidy as possible.

I maintain and repair my own cars and along the way have also carried out a few little 'OEM+' upgrades to improve it further. I hope to keep it for as long as I can as it does everything I ask of a daily. It's quiet, comfortable, enough modern features, reasonable economy, quick, spacious and effortless to drive.

I'm based in Cambridge but this is a photo I took on our trip to Scotland when we visited The House Of Bruar.



Thanks.

Nick12345

33 posts

7 months

Saturday 16th January
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Love the r129. In the good old days of quality.

This is mine. Had it 21 years lol

Mezzanine

6,392 posts

187 months

Saturday 16th January
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galtezza said:
2 of ours are Mercedes, S63 (750hp) and the AMG GTC Roadster, both are the best ive owned after 100s of sports cars.







That S-Class looks superb.

Really rate the looks of that model.

galtezza

441 posts

151 months

Sunday 17th January
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Mezzanine said:
galtezza said:
2 of ours are Mercedes, S63 (750hp) and the AMG GTC Roadster, both are the best ive owned after 100s of sports cars.







That S-Class looks superb.

Really rate the looks of that model.
Thanks, its not too showy, demure if you like, most say its just a taxi (mainly city folk) but i still admire the s class taxis anyway and i like that it flies under the radar as opposed to RS6/7s, i guess the 7 series arent too showy either but neither Audi or BMW interiors are anywhere near the quality or ambience of the S class, I tested them all for comfort before I bought and the seats in this are leagues ahead of the others, I tested the Gen3 Bentley recently and it was no more comfortable, interior of Bentley was even nicer though and it was quieter but also allot slower, maybe a bit to showy for me, not sure.. the only thing i might change for though, nothing else comes close for what i want (new EQS has my attention as well)

Notwen

811 posts

211 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Not very PH, but we have replaced 2 Merc's with 1.
My wife's SLK350 was getting very little use, a 4 seater convertible would be more useable.
The plan was to sell the SLK and buy a CLK.
Having dodged the Balance Shaft bullet with the SLK350, I was keen to avoid the gamble with a CLK280/350 and started looking at CLK200's, while my wife was looking at CLK500's...
The problem was, early R171's are not making great money so any CLK500 was likely to be a bit leggy.

Doing some man maths, realising that also selling the C43/55, pooling the funds into 1 car could result in CLK55 AMG. A 4 seater convertible for Mrs N and a V8 for me.
(plus 1 less car to insure and tax) and I would still have my C36 AMG.

With both the SLK & C43/55 selling surprisingly quickly in the middle of winter, we soon found an ideal late model CLK55.


Phil Dicky

6,734 posts

231 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Notwen said:
Not very PH, but we have replaced 2 Merc's with 1.
My wife's SLK350 was getting very little use, a 4 seater convertible would be more useable.
The plan was to sell the SLK and buy a CLK.
Having dodged the Balance Shaft bullet with the SLK350, I was keen to avoid the gamble with a CLK280/350 and started looking at CLK200's, while my wife was looking at CLK500's...
The problem was, early R171's are not making great money so any CLK500 was likely to be a bit leggy.

Doing some man maths, realising that also selling the C43/55, pooling the funds into 1 car could result in CLK55 AMG. A 4 seater convertible for Mrs N and a V8 for me.
(plus 1 less car to insure and tax) and I would still have my C36 AMG.

With both the SLK & C43/55 selling surprisingly quickly in the middle of winter, we soon found an ideal late model CLK55.

Lovely bit of man maths.smile

maxypriest

76 posts

172 months

Friday 22nd January
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This is my old W124 Turbodiesel.

It looks standard from the outside but has a modified engine and transmission etc. I love the combination of comfy 4 seater practicality, mechanical diesel simplicity, economy and outragous performance when required. I’ve had her in this guise for over 5 years, we use it for family holidays, visiting friends around the country, trips to Spa etc and I also do the odd 1mile, 1/2 roll racing event.

Some lovely cars on this thread - thought you might appreciate me adding this old girl.

Max


Edited by maxypriest on Friday 22 January 09:38

Gomjaba

3 posts

7 months

Monday 25th January
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Here my 2020 AMG E63S.

Picked it up in shiny black metallic but went straight to Topaz for Satin PPF

Here the before:



And after - with some de-chroming done too (painted, not wrapped)






Iainm

69 posts

194 months

Tuesday 26th January
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2018 Factory Converted Brabus....handling like a boat and drinks like like a fish, but great fun and sense of occasion when you're in it...






WF36

542 posts

126 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Nothing exciting, daily beater C350cdi.


joshcowin

4,787 posts

144 months

Tuesday 26th January
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WF36 said:
Nothing exciting, daily beater C350cdi.

How would you say it is as an everday car? I have always liked them and wouldnt mind one as our next car! Currently have a Alfa Guilietta 2.0jdtm

WF36

542 posts

126 months

Tuesday 26th January
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joshcowin said:
How would you say it is as an everday car? I have always liked them and wouldnt mind one as our next car! Currently have a Alfa Guilietta 2.0jdtm
Ideal! Done 70k miles in it and cant think of a suitable replacement at the moment!

Shame they didn't do a coupe version, but I am a fan of the saloon look even though I have no requirement for the extra doors!!

Also been chipped so running 300bhp + & 720nm allegedly.

joshcowin

4,787 posts

144 months

Tuesday 26th January
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WF36 said:
Ideal! Done 70k miles in it and cant think of a suitable replacement at the moment!

Shame they didn't do a coupe version, but I am a fan of the saloon look even though I have no requirement for the extra doors!!

Also been chipped so running 300bhp + & 720nm allegedly.
Great thanks, you have the exact spec I would want (assuming black leather), love the look of them especially the saloon.

Presume it has been reliable? Any niggling things that annoy you about it?


WF36

542 posts

126 months

Tuesday 26th January
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joshcowin said:
Great thanks, you have the exact spec I would want (assuming black leather), love the look of them especially the saloon.

Presume it has been reliable? Any niggling things that annoy you about it?
I don't have leather unfortunately but that would compliment it nicely I admit.

Worth checking the oil cooler seals have been changed - 2 £6 parts and 6-8 hours labour,common issue on the OM642 engine.

Apart from that, nothing major!








CallThatMusic

1,673 posts

56 months

Tuesday 26th January
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DanMorgan

4 posts

113 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Had hundreds of Mercs over the last few years but these three are all keepers:



SL500 - Resprayed two years back, genuine two piece BBS and I have the AMG kit being painted in the next few months



W210 E55 - Owned for the longest, rust free and on 83K





Bought as a barn find a few years back, completely restored it, all the rare bits on it (gen AMG kit, AMG MONO Steering Wheel) and only 32K miles. I also have a Mossellman Twin Turbo and a Cosworth dogleg to go on it (eventually!)

Mezzanine

6,392 posts

187 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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What a three car line up there Dan!

Trailhead

2,526 posts

115 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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WF36 said:
I don't have leather unfortunately but that would compliment it nicely I admit.

Worth checking the oil cooler seals have been changed - 2 £6 parts and 6-8 hours labour,common issue on the OM642 engine.

Apart from that, nothing major!
Cloth seats in one of those? Really?