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Vehicles / 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Last post by perry113 on November 24, 2021, 10:26:10 AM »
1963 Mercedes Benz 220SEB coupe.
Engine numbers matching USA spec European delivery car.
Maintenance Book reflects a snapshot of an amazing journey of this Mercedes from new driven around Europe in 1963 by Roland S. Watts. Maintenance book reflects vehicle servicing in:
Berchtesadan Germany 7/25/63
Firenze (Florence) Italy 8/02/63
Sevilla Spain 8/19/63
Paris France 9/02/63
Belfast Ireland 9/23/63
Amerikavej Denmark
After itís maiden European journey the car went for servicing at McNey Motors Inc. a Mercedes Benz dealer in Bethesda MD on its way to its new home in Fairfax CA. The maintenance book shows the car lived in CA up to an unknown point.
I found it in a basement in the Saratoga area whereby 2 sisters consecutively owned the car. The first had it and she had passed and gave it to her sister who had then later passed and I bought it from her husband nearly 10 years ago.
This car was amazingly preserved when I bought it and had no rust whatsoever. It did however need repainting and complete interior and engine rebuilding.
The engine and suspension were removed and the car was repainted it in the original Paprius White. I deviated from originality by adding the optional Black top and center caps.
The interior leather was replaced in the closest leather color I could find to itís original Resida green. The interior wood veneer had survived and I refinished it with eurathane clear. Everything has been gone through.
Completely rebuild engine by Frances Kaddo in 2017. New pistons, bearings, camshaft, rocker arms, balls studs, oil pump. Nearly all parts sourced through Metric Motors. Over $7200.00 in engine internal parts alone.
The injection pump was rebuilt and injectors cleaned tested and proven good by Robert Fairchield
The braking system, including master cylinder, booster, front calipers have been rebuilt and replacement rear wheel cylinders.
New front suspension mounts and rear differential mounting, front suspension is good and cosmetically restored when it was out of the car during the engine area and exterior body repainting.
Column shifter bushings replaced. Radiator recore, new voltage regulator, rebuilt generator and starter.
New stainless exhaust system built by Mike at TimeValve in FL. I even have an original fan style Mercedes Benz exhaust outlet new old stock in the wrapper but have not fitted it to the car.
This 220SEB runs and drives like a new car. Neither of my 2 230SLís feel as new and as supple as this car does.
I have not really seen any other examples of a 220 coupe that has been essentially gone through like this one on the market for a good comparable since a 61 that Scott Grufunder a few years ago sold so it has been hard to find a similar W111 220seb coupe to compare it to.
This is a way above average example that would not be considered a daily driver but is not being represented as a perfect car.
I have decided to sell because I already have 2 W113ís and space is tight.
I am more of a purist in my view of W111 and W113 examples so I lean towards the early examples 220SEB and 230SL. They have more detail and character at the expense of lower engine power and rear drum brakes.
This is not the average 220SEB. I am asking $67,500.
I can be reached at 518-210-1869
see picture file here:
Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by mcdammitt on September 21, 2021, 10:38:00 AM »
So where does this site go from here?
Off-Topic / Squiggle
« Last post by mcdammitt on September 21, 2021, 10:36:16 AM »
So I understand Scott is no longer with us. Who is running this site now?
Parts / Wanted M127 alternator bracket and adjuster
« Last post by perry113 on August 07, 2021, 07:24:01 PM »
I am looking for an alternator bracket and adjuster and all of the associated hardware from a 230sl or 220seb 1964 and on.
Thinking of converting my 1963 220seb generator to 1964 220seb and 230SL alternator.
My email is
Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Robin on June 17, 2021, 04:43:14 PM »
Sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends, both real and virtual.
Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Scoot on June 16, 2021, 04:44:21 PM »
In case anyone is interested there is a memorial fund that has been started to try to cover expenses....
Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Bidart39 on June 16, 2021, 02:58:03 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this.
I know he posted a lot and was always helping others on this forum, as well as other forums. His contagious enthusiasm and willingness to help others will be missed, though I'm sure he had a great many other great qualities.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Introductions / The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Scoot on June 15, 2021, 06:38:36 PM »
A much loved friend of mine, and founder of the forum passed away the morning of June 13, 2021 due to a very aggressive cancer.  He will be missed by many.
Parts / FOR SALE: Early Style Window Motor Drive Couplings
« Last post by wwheeler on June 02, 2021, 10:32:35 PM »
Along with the rear quarter roller kits, I also needed the rubber drive couplings for the early style Mercedes windows. These couplings fit ALL models with power windows with the two wire motors. The later models ('69 and up) used the three wire motors and the switch gear moved to the center console. Like the roller kits, I have a few extra that I am willing to sell for those who need them. See attached. 1) Is the coupling 2) is installed between the motor and gear head 3) rear qtr window installation. Again, this coupling fits ALL power window sets ups, front or rear.

The factory Mercedes part takes rubber and sandwiches it with plastic end adapters. The plastic tends to wobble out over time and these new ones are brass adapters. Much more durable. Hard to believe the rubber material is still holding on. Mine were just about ready to sheer apart and why I made new ones. 

Please PM me if you are interested.

Parts / FOR SALE: W111 Rear Quarter Window Roller Sets
« Last post by wwheeler on June 02, 2021, 10:08:30 PM »
I have a limited number of roller sets for the two door W111 cars (coupe and cab). The parts are NLA from Mercedes and I put together these sets for my '68 W111 coupe and have a few left over. I also have very detailed instructions for prep and installation. First attached shows my new set on the right and the factory set on the left. Second attachment shows the guide plate for the quarter window and where the roller sets attach to. Please PM me if you have any interest.

I also have a YouTube to show how much faster these windows operate when properly set up. If you have slow window speed, you can easily burn up the motor or damage the gear head. 

Thank you,

Wallace Wheeler
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