The coupe group
International W111/W112 Coupe & Cabriolet Club
Fantastically maintained and preserved 2-owner survivor car in overall very original condition, never taken apart or subject to a restoration. Purchased from a local Portland dealer after the original owner from California traded it in on a newer model Mercedes-Benz. Exterior color is #050 “White” over #214 “Rust” red leather interior, which is an elegant terra cotta hue compared to the much more common red or maroon. Colors reflect delivery specification. Original leather covers the seats, dash, door cards, glove box, rear side panels. Registered perpetually, this car has never sat unused, and shows 108,000+ confirmed miles. Excellent oil pressure. Stack of 25 receipts shows nearly $20,000 spent over the last 6-years for parts and service from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and local independent Mercedes shops.
The head was rebuilt at 100,949 miles using a unit from Metric Motors along with other work totaling $9,615 for that service alone. Original Becker Europa radio still works.
Lots of mechanical work has been completed on this car to bring it to a state where it is very reliable and drivable, yet the cosmetics were left untouched to keep this largely original car honest and authentic. In any gathering or show it is always a center of attention owing to it’s “derelict” cool factor in this age of prizing originality and patina. It’s the perfect car for daily driving, timed rally use, or touring where you don’t want to worry about adding a paint chip but where reliability remains paramount. Excellent base for rally-type vehicle such as Peking to Paris.
There are areas that exhibit the car’s age such as a rock chip in the far passenger side of windshield, small dents and dings throughout the body and bumpers, the clock ceased to function last summer, the fuel gauge flops around below about 1/2 tank, and the paint has been touched up in various sections over the years. There is one small area of bubbling in the paint just ahead of the driver’s rear wheel but it is not through the body and has been treated with inhibitor, primer and paint. The remainder of the car is solid and there are no patch panels. Additional original paint/coatings are present under the hood, in the trunk (black), door and fender edges, and on the underbody and chassis. All chassis, body, engine, and frame numbers and tags are present.
All original items included along with some spares and extras including some maintenance materials from the original owner, the tool roll is present and stocked, the jack and full-size spare tire are present, owner’s manual, transmission manual, dealer photo brochure, copy of the data card, the Classic Center W111 repair CD, new uninstalled cowl seal, spare sealed beam units, part take-offs that were requested after shop repairs, and lots more.
Selected list if items repaired or replaced in the last few years include:
Remanufactured aluminum engine head and accompanying accessories.
New brakes front and rear.
Tune up to Mechanical Fuel Injection.
New spark plugs, wires, coil, distributor cap, and rotor.
Pertronix electronic ignition system
New fuel filters, tank screen, and tank cleaned out and resealed.
Fuel pump rebuilt.
Brake calipers rebuilt.
Rear differential resealed.
New engine and transmission mounts.
New flex discs.
New belts and hoses on most components.
New stainless steel door and trunk keys via Classic Center.
Tachometer and cable lubed and cleaned.
New sisal Coco-Mats in matching red color, front and rear.
New air filter.
Steering box rebuilt.
Fuel injectors sonically cleaned.
New glove box light lens.
New halogen low beam headlights.
New heater vent hoses.
Additional sound deadening added inside of doors and floor area.
Mileage or Parts
adjust rack, set timing, set idle speed, adjust CO, adjust throttle linkages
power steering gasket
spark plug wire set
re-core radiator, replace transmission cooler hoses, new anti-freeze
differential boot, new differential oil
oil and filter
hood star spring
replace transmission shift bushing
moldings, clips, key blanks
new seat belts
check alternator - good
replace right tie rod assembly
replace column shifter bushings
check hoses - good
new fuel filters and spark plugs
check water pump - good
reseal power steering pump
rebuild power steering box, replace 2 hoses
new hood star and spring
trunk seal, side glass vertical seal, key blanks
test cold start and adjust 2-second time switch
fuel system cleaner
20W50 oil, self oil change
key blank, oil dipstick O-ring, oil cap cork gasket, license plate bulbs
20W50 on-hand oil
adjust throttle valve stop position, reset timing, adjust idle and idle mixture
replace differential pinion seal
repair leak from bottom of radiator, warranty repair
inspect breaks - good
replace both rear wheel cylinders
distributor cap and resistor
test fuel flow, replace fuel filter, replace one fuel hose, install owner-supplied spark plugs
coil and resistor
check engine misfire
clean clogged inlet fitting on fuel pump and reinstalled
oil for self oil change
new front clear signal lenses
front turn signal lens seals, license plate mounting bracket
remove, clean and reseal fuel tank, replace fuel filters
replace starter, fuel hose, gaskets
new engine mounts, repair transmission to include seal ring, diaphragm and gaskets
oil for self change
oil and filter, rotate tires, front brake pads, inspections, lube chassis and doors
replace front flex disk and bolts, repair 2 e-brake wheels, inspect brakes
brake pressure switch, brake light bulb
brakes squeaking, replace front brake rotors, bleed brakes and new fluid
inspect rotational squeak - none found
diagnose stripped spark plug threads in #2 and #4, test block, needs cylinder head removed to inspect condition
replace cylinder head, (Metric Motors), all associated hardware, clean fuel injectors, clean fuel distributor block, chain, tensioner, injection pump gasket, manifold gasket, radiator hose, seal rings, camshaft gear, roller chain, intake manifold, spark plugs, rocker arms, thrust oil pump, bearings, fuel filters
replace water pump and gasket, thermostat, hoses
reseal front crank shaft seal
replace front engine mounts
oil and filters
change alternator (remanufactured) and bracket
rebuild leaking fuel pump
check for brake squeak, install different brand of pads, issue corrected
$ no charge
oil and filter, new radiator cap, supply spare V-belts
re-torque head bolts
$ no charge
replace sensor pipe elbow, adjust idle, replace fuel filter and fuel pump screen
fuel pump reseal kit
distributor cap and rotor