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Cam

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W111 coupe front seats
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:15:58 PM »
Hi all from Australia 🇦🇺. I have recently added a w111 coupe to my collection and it is a very early example. Itís chassis number is 111021-20-020951. Body number 111021-20-00068. It is black on red interior. It is a 1961 build I think and I need to know if it left the factory 🏭 with 5 pleats on the front seats or 4. Can someone please help me?? I have no data card as yet.
W111 230s 1966, cream, black interior.
W111 220se coupe,1961, black,red interior
W108 280s/8 1969 white, navy interior, column shift manual.

Aaron H

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Re: W111 coupe front seats
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 11:56:35 AM »
The data card will not tell you such information as to whether a car had 4 or 5 pleats in the seats.  It'll only tell you the options, serial numbers for drive train, front and rear axles, key codes, interior trim code, exterior paint color, etc. 

Your car left the factory with 4 pleats in the seats.  That is not a guess.  It is a matter of fact.  However, there were 5 different shades of red leather offered during this time, so be sure you know which color you have.  This is where the data card will coming handy!  :) 

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Re: W111 coupe front seats
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 06:57:43 PM »
Hi Aaron, thank you for your reply. I have since obtained a copy of the data card. Yes, your perfectly correct about the trim. I have a question though about the data card if you could look over it for me.
Code number 61/3. 65/0. 68/3. And the following number 328, can you shed some light on those numbers? I have established the meaning of the rest of it.
W111 230s 1966, cream, black interior.
W111 220se coupe,1961, black,red interior
W108 280s/8 1969 white, navy interior, column shift manual.

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Re: W111 coupe front seats
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 08:36:10 AM »
Code number 61/3. 65/0. 68/3. And the following number 328, can you shed some light on those numbers? I have established the meaning of the rest of it.
I think I have some of the answers...   
61/3 (or 613) is Headlamps asymmetric, left-lane traffic
650 is unknown to me - might be related to tires or rims
683 is also unknown to me - might be fire extinguisher or maybe rims
328 is Special packaging for export vehicles and that's in a different box because there isn't space for it elsewhere.
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Re: W111 coupe front seats
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 12:27:24 PM »
Hi scoot, thank you for the information! Iím sure this code isnít anything too important but itís interesting to find out
Cam
W111 230s 1966, cream, black interior.
W111 220se coupe,1961, black,red interior
W108 280s/8 1969 white, navy interior, column shift manual.

Aaron H

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 08:58:47 AM »
-040 Black paint work

-204 interior trim code, HellRot (bright red) this is the brightest colored red that was available, leather color code 1088.  Interior trim code 204 also calls for plain Rosewood veneer for the wood on the dash and around the inside of the windshield. 

-328 Wiper with intermittent action (push button on floor that also actuates windshield washer)

-401 Bucket seats up front

-461 Instrumentation in English

-551 Ivory colored steering wheel

-613 Headlamps asymmetric, left-lane traffic

-650 Tire version for England, Firestone brand

-683 Fire extinguisher and lighted "D" plaque sign on back of car. 

This car was originally a European model, and apparently spend a lot of time in Germany even though it was delivered to England.  Hence, the lighted "D" plaque on the rear of the car. 

Hope this was helpful. 



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Re: W111 coupe front seats
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 02:32:23 PM »
Well done! Thank you for the information, thatís amazing. Itís fantastic to find out what/where/when for these old classics. They all have a story to tell.
 We removed the front fender on the weekend to find what looks like a bullet hole from possibly a .45 !!
I know my coupe was brought to Australia very early in life then in the 80s exported to the USA. Then, about 20 years ago brought back to Australia and now undergoing a thorough restoration from me!
If anyone is interested, Iíll give a progress report!
W111 230s 1966, cream, black interior.
W111 220se coupe,1961, black,red interior
W108 280s/8 1969 white, navy interior, column shift manual.