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  1. noelekal

    noelekal Dec 19, 2018

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    OOOooo... I don't know. I recall the funky colors, but don't recall seeing 914s in black. I think I like the black. The funky colors looked cheap-o. Black improves the car.
     
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  2. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 19, 2018

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    I have been trying to find a good one - in the right sort of colour - for over three years: it's more difficult here in England than some might imagine if you're strict about budget and not willing to accept something unoriginal or poorly 'restored.' I vividly remember how impressed I was with this model when it was first launched and I've loved them ever since, even though some will regard them as 'soft.' But, particularly in the funky colours I like - orange - yellow - green - the 914 is especially evocative of that specific era, and, every time I drive/sit in one, I feel at least 45 years younger! I've not seen many in black, but if you can't have a 'funky,' it's probably one of the best alternatives, so good luck!
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  3. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 19, 2018

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    Ad did not state if the car had been repainted, and for 1974 black was an optional color it looks like. But I will have to find out if it is original or not.

    Like you, I appreciate the "different" colors.
    I will report back....
     
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  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 19, 2018

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    Well you're in luck, if you're not very careful how you store it, it'll turn various shades of brown and orange really quickly!
     
  5. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 19, 2018

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    Yeah I have been doing a bit of research on them before I go check it out and it sounds like they are prone to rust in a few areas.
    So I will be sure to be looking into those areas....
     
  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 19, 2018

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    That's like saying the Hindenburg had a small flammability problem.... be very thorough
     
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  7. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 20, 2018

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    Update:
    I have not seen it yet but my father-in-law went.
    Money was exchanged.
    Hope to have it in the garage this weekend.
     
  8. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 20, 2018

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    Well done! Hope it's going to live up to expectations. There are some colour charts around that don't show Black as an O.E. colour, but LKL 041 does feature as available in the factory documentation, (though I don't recall seeing one.)
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  9. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 20, 2018

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    Well the good news is that there are really no expectations at the moment hah.
    Car was originally from the Northeast USA so that concerns me a bit in regards to structural rust issues.
    And the car is a re-paint. Was originally Zambezi Green....DAMN!
    Why anyone would paint it black is beyond me.
    It's like all the older houses that put carpet over beautiful wood floors.

    This was the chart I looked at, apparently from '74.

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  10. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 22, 2018

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    Haven’t posted from Aventura’s Finest Hand Car Wash (AFHCW) for a very long time. Not because there wasn’t anything worthy, more like laziness and forgetfulness.

    Today, when one of my favorite vehicles of all time is here, I can be silent no longer...

    Mercedes 230SL W113 type. Year unknown, but I’ll guess 1965-68:

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    Enjoy,
    gatorcpa
     
  11. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 22, 2018

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    Beautiful car Evan, one of my favorites too! The 230 was the first of the 113s produced and ran from 1963 to 1967. The 250 ran from 66 to 68 and the 280, the final iteration ran from 67 to 71. (A little overboard on the Merc data.:rolleyes:) Such a great design, looks as good with the hard top on as it does topless!:D
     
  12. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Dec 22, 2018

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    I used to use that car wash semi-regularly!
     
  13. allwoundup

    allwoundup Dec 22, 2018

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    The 250SLs are a great little car....here is a 1967 I picked up about ten years ago and restored....it isn't going to win any drag races, but it is a great touring car and quite capable in the twisties....civilized fun.
     
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  14. MRC

    MRC Dec 22, 2018

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    Coventry Climax.
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    Diane Webber
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    Yes, that was her stage name ::love::
     
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  15. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 22, 2018

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    A nice irony in that the FW was originally designed to deal with things that had got red hot!

    Shame the 16 banger never really got anywhere, but it remains a nice visual stimulant:
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  16. MRC

    MRC Dec 22, 2018

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    Oooohhh! Inflames the passions :thumbsup:

    But why did a FeatherWeight need four men to carry it? I still have two FW cradles in my reserve storage (back garden). No engines though :(
     
  17. Joe_A

    Joe_A Dec 22, 2018

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    I have not read all 60 pages of this thread yet but I'll get to it eventually.

    My fair weather weekend toy since 1995 . . .

    I redid the carpeting, dashboard and upholstery about a year ago. It took me about a year to get the job done a little at a time.
     
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  18. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 23, 2018

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    That's a bit unfair; like having a nice 'craters' box, but with no Speedy inside.

    It's a shame a company with such a charismatic name has been out of business for so long.
     
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  19. jw0n

    jw0n Dec 23, 2018

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    Another Sunday, another weekend run up the hills...
     
  20. albertob

    albertob Dec 23, 2018

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