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1952 Mercedes W194 Build

Discussion in 'Other German' started by Pass, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. JF308

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    Hi Steve,

    I am just about to post my fresh rotisserie restored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL for sale. Anthracite gray metallic over burgundy red leather with three piece matching luggage. Restoration by Mark Passarelli. The car is absolutely gorgeous. Currently at Mark's shop alongside all of its big brother Gullwings.
    We are awaiting a professional photo shoot soon. We've not advertised anywhere yet. Here is a quick cellphone photo.

    John (720) 480-1415 jdfeeney31@gmail.com or Mark could answer any questions privately.

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  2. slm

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    Beautiful car John and well done Pass!

    John, what is your impression of this car from a driving perspective. Their reputation is not very good.
     
  3. Tcar

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    Sounds like Steve is trying to get the price reduced... :)
     
  4. slm

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    Quite to the contrary. John has a fantastic example.

    Gary Beaupre restored a 280 SE cabriolet for my dad a few years ago. I remember stopping by his shop and seeing a very nice 190. He told me it drove like a truck, only worse! :confused: Have heard the same from others. Granted the 100 is not a modern car, so trying to find out they are a reasonable drivers cars.
     
  5. henryr

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    who else does wood work on these cars ?

    my shop has called Madera (sp?) in california but the are insanely priced.....
     
  6. Pass

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    Madera is the best. Tony the owner died last year by the way.
     
  7. henryr

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    are there any secondary shops you'd recommend ?
     
  8. JCR

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    That is who Jay Leno used to redo the wood in his 280 SE 3.5
     
  9. henryr

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    yes, but it is just wood refinish...... has to be other shops on the east coast
     
  10. tritone

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    Google your local classic wood boat restoration shop they can do top quality wood prep & refinish. They win shows for it.....
    I can recc if I know your location.
     
  11. henryr

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  12. donv

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    Madera did the wood on my 3.5 Coupe. Came out fantastic. Sure, it's expensive but worth it to get it done right. And, I actually thought it was fairly reasonable, as things go for vintage Mercedes...


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  13. Texas Forever

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    That's nice. For some reason, to me the original wood on these old Mercedes looks cheap. Kinda like wood with shellac on it. I guess maybe I've never seen the real thing new.
     

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