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​The story of Frank: a Rare Long-Wheelbase W115

Posted by Sheila on Nov 9th 2020

​The story of Frank: a Rare Long-Wheelbase W115
The story of Frank: a Rare Long-Wheelbase W115by Bob Gunthorpedited by Sheila HeaneyThis W115 LWB 220D was restored and converted to a W114 280E using no less than nine donor vehicles, earning the name “Frankenstein”, or “Frank” for short. Here’s the verbal and pictorial history of this unique project.This extended wheel base 220D (W115.112) was originally sold in Hong Kong …
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How the R107 Convertible Roadster Became an Automotive Icon
How the Mercedes-Benz R107 Convertible Roadster Became an Automotive Iconby Jason Paige Dumont, edited by Sheila HeaneyHow many automobiles have such a pleasing, classic silhouette that they enjoy an eighteen-year model run with only a few minor cosmetic changes? Not many. The Mercedes R107 SL is one of these classics. In fact, engines and engine size changed more than exter …
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​Restoring a 1952 Mercedes 300 W186 Chassis with Rare Options
Restoring a 1952 300 W186 Chassis with Rare Options by Bob Gunthorp, edited by Sheila Heaney The Mercedes-Benz W186 300 series vehicles were the first newly designed vehicle produced by Mercedes after World War II. They were the "flagships" of the sedans and limousines through 1956, the “diplomat car”. A total of 7,646 were produced from 1951-56. A total of 2,659 were built …
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​W123 300D DIY Collision Repair - or, How I Spent My Quarantine
W123 300D DIY Collision Repair or, How I Spent My Quarantine by Nick Medlin, edited by Sheila Heaney The Crash I woke up on February 26th at 6:00 sharp like I normally do. I got ready and went outside to warm up my 1984 Mercedes 300D. It was about 50 degrees and unusually foggy. I’ve seen worse, so I didn’t think about it much and went on with my morning routine and …
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A Mercedes SL Story:  How the W113 Pagoda Brought the Mercedes-Benz SL Class to America
A Mercedes SL Story: How the W113 Pagoda Brought the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to America By Kenneth Tiven & Steve Becker edited by Sheila Heaney “Grandpa, what does this thing do,” the 10-year old asked pointing at the chromed handle on the inside of the sports car’s door. At last he was getting to ride in pop’s old Mercedes and he wanted an explanation of all the …
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