Part 1, the Dryice & Laser Detailing
Part 2, the conventional Detailing: exterior, interior (carpets, headliner, woodwork, leathers).
Vehicle data. Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: E-Class Model name: E 200 SeriesA 124 Year of manufacture: 1997 Chassis number: WDB1240601C277465 Gearbox number: 717413 06 854344
Report: In a very good condition overal.| Condition category: Recreation | Mileage (read) 170,500 km | Previous owners: 4 |First registration: 09/1997|Engine number: 111940 10 067222 Technical details: Body style:Convertible|Body detail: Convertible |Power (kw/hp)100/136 |Cubic capacity (ccm)1,998 |Cylinders: 4 |Doors:2 |Steering: Left (LHD) | Transmission: Manual|Gears: 5|Drive: Rear|Front Brake:Disc|Rear Brake: Disc|Fuel:Petrol >Inquire for more details
The Last Vin document reveals quite a bit of the vehicle’s provenance, options & more …
You can view my shared album on the web: 1997 Mercedes-Benz W124.060 E200 Cabriolet | YXT-1313: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B135fk75vpVQ0w;B03F6175-3275-4B9F-9334-1D20206D6D89
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ E200CA | W124.060, is a unique cabriolet car in excellent condition with all certificates and documents. Color Blue Metallic (366U) and Leather Seats Beige (265) as new. Special Sport-line package with Sport Suspension Original (3cm Lower than the simple E200), and with the Sophisticated ASD-AUTOMATIC LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (211), rims 17” with 8-Hole Light Alloys (652), a digital external temperature display (240), with automatic bizonal air conditioning (581). Fully electrically opened roof – has the authentic Dark Blue 5010 Soft Top Fabric (744), without the slightest defect. Heated back glass with glazed window (593) Driver / Passenger Airbags (291), 4 Power Windows, Electric Mirrors, Automatic Antenna (538) With 2 additional loudspeakers in the back (812), Automatic Locking with Infrared Remote Control and Immobilizer (885) plus Antitheft / Anti Break-in System (551). Leather Steering Wheel & shift knob, and 5-API manual transmission (280), Storage Place (300), Steering Wheel Electrically Adjustable (441), Folding armrest (570), Extra Goodies: Installation of Parktonic in the Back bumper, plus the well known “Bury System” of Bluetooth mobile phone Car Kit.
In excellent condition, three past owners, full service history, always guarded in a closed garage. – Recently extended control – maintenance of the car in all systems such as: brakes, transmission, hydraulic hood, fuel supply and cooling circuit. Impeccable operation of all car systems – wooden lining without cracks and scratches – leather interior remains in excellent condition – electric seats and head restraints – lazy and glove compartment under with lock – driver and front passenger seat belt brings them forward for ease of fastening.
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2009 Mercedes GLK 300-X204 | IKI-7700 | look here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/beracuda/Kf4Wk2
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera 997.1 | IHM-4341 1 VIN : WP0ZZZ99Z7S700868 | ‘FOR SALE’ | https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMHx8Sm
2004 Mercedes-Benz E240 4Matic [WDB2110801X175907 | 211.080.1X] IBN-2570 look here : https://www.flickr.com/gp/beracuda/os15Y2
1995 Mercedes-Benz E200 CA | W124.060 | YXT-1313 |‘FOR SALE’ look here: trader.com/uk/cars/listing/mercedes-benz/e-class/e-200/1997/266965
1973 M-B 350SE W116.060 | Elpa-I.O. 1654| ‘FOR SALE’ look here : https://www.flickr.com/gp/beracuda/116qqL
1960 20-07-1960 Merecedes-Benz 190 SL | IYZ-6776 [R121.040] for more info click here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/beracuda/7o3bqs
1956 Citroën Traction Avant | EO Filpa-3016 & HE-2452 | ‘FOR SALE’ : https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/citroen/traction-avant/traction-avant-11-bl/1956/267489
1953 Jaguar Mk VII | EO Filpa-1082 | ‘FOR SALE’ : https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/listing/jaguar/mk-vii/mk-vii/1953/152386
Part III. Since I became the next keeper of this lovely 1960 Mercedes-Benz R121.020 |190SL [a.k.a. Suzy Love ❤️], during November of 2018, I have gradually embarked on a multi step restoration process. For my Car Guys & Gals friends 👫 I post here the stories as they unfold in her current timeline. For the introductory post of this historic vehicle click here: https://byronriginos.com/2018/12/06/my-dancing
-with-the-best-or-nothing , plus for the follow up post on the restoration project click here: https://byronriginos.com/2019/06/30/the-restoration-project-of-suzy-love/
So from here on, we commence the story of Part III.
After several telephone calls with my chief mechanic Nikos, to ensure that the car would be ready, being already in Kea island at our summer home, I asked my pal Spilios to accompany me in the early ferry to Lavrion and then via taxi to Athens to pick up the R121, on the Thursday of 8th August 2019. We would drive the car back to Lavrion in time to catch the afternoon ferry back to Kea. Well as all good plans get a little sidetracked, upon our early morning arrival [ca. 08:30] at the shop, there were as anticipated a number of details to take care of before declaring the car fit for the road, especially with her planned venture to many islands, I had to be extra careful in my scrutinizing process, among them to ensure the safety of the car and that the new accessory of the vacuum operated Wolf horn was working properly. Time became our enemy that hot Agust morning in Athens, but we managed to push off in the early afternoon. 112
See also here about Classic Mercedes-Benz cars : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Classic_Center