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Old 11th October 2011, 13:22   #31
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Great job you've done out there! I suppose it comes with the OM61x engine, known for its reliability.
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Old 11th October 2011, 14:38   #32
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Awesome restoration, as already mentioned, would be great if you could add pics before restoration. Was some engine restoration done too?
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Its a real beauty. I recall seeing quite a few of the 200Ds when I was a child (in the Philippines) in the 60s. Mainly the Mercs that I saw there were those imported by diplomatic corps. The car has go so much elegance and the restoration is top quality. Looks brand new as if it came out of the showroom post restoration. The seats themselves look like the original ones in showroom condition (pure leather or art leather !) Would of course appreciate more details on the restoration, the ups and downs that you experienced during the restore, and if you have the original pictures so that we can see a "Before-After" picture.

Enjoy the car and always look at it with pride!
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@G1_Gold, that Merc's looking good as Gold. I just wish you had put up a detailed write-up of the restoration.
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Old 12th October 2011, 09:38   #35
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Amazing restoration done. It is definitely a well built model and doesn't seem to look ageing. Would be really interested to know story around the restore effort.
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Old 13th October 2011, 10:54   #37
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That's one immaculate W123. As my co-members have pointed out, the LH headlamp is fogged up (something to do with the rubber seals perhaps?) and the front bumper looks misaligned.

How much did you pay for it, may I ask? Assuming you bought it post-restoration. From the looks alone, the Merc seems to be set for another 10 years without any major maintenance!
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Old 13th October 2011, 12:20   #38
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Restored? Wow! It looks brand new. Awesome restoration job. The interior looks superb. How many k's has this beauty done?
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Old 13th October 2011, 16:17   #39
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The best restoration job I have ever seen. The paint job is also flawless. Looks like a showroom condition car. Seems that you have just driven the car out of the showroom. Congrats dude! And hats off to you and the artists behind the restoration!
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the best thing that you have done is removed the dark tints,i would like to know when the car was in pristine condition already why did you re spray it??
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i am speechless she's is a black beauty in true sense !. superb restoration.
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Old 13th October 2011, 21:39   #42
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Back to the future. I absolutely adore the restoration job on this baby. Looks elegant and to the point. Beautiful Merc. Sad to know its got to run on Kerala's "off" roads.
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Old 13th October 2011, 22:29   #43
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A magnificent job!
Clean lines, elegant looks... Looking forward to more snaps and a driving experience.
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Love the third pic in the second set of pictures.. a treat to the eyes in true essence
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Old 15th October 2011, 16:18   #45
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Lucky you! very nicely done, especially the painting and the interior upholstery looks awesome. Congrats!
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