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    W210 rust

    Blimey, new spring mounts are £20 off Ebay...
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    W210 rust

    E300TD is well worth thinking about for a mile cruncher - the OM606 is a v tough engine (without swirl flaps to worry about), and when the car's rotted to bits there are plenty of people who will buy it just for the engine - it's a perfect engine swap for superturbodiesel mods to W201 / W124s...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Quick update from the new owner - it only failed it's MOT on wear in the front suspension arms, and that's being sorted today. So it lives for another year at least, which makes me a happy man :D
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    I know he's a member of a UK MB forum, though I don't know whether it's this one or another. No doubt he'll pop up and introduce himself in due course if he is on here :)
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    ...And, gone. I'm really going to miss it :( But at least I know it's gone to a good home with another MB enthusiast who can finish the resto properly.
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    It might finally be going this weekend, and I'll really miss it if it does; I gave it a brief polish the other day and despite my temporary wheelarch repairs and the scratches it's acquired being left in a station car park every day, it looks great :) I've also put the Alfa up for sale again at...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Ha ha, actually it hasn't broken down at all in the 4000 miles since I finished the restoration (aka throwing money at it), but owning a high performance Alfa is rather like dating a supermodel who picks'n'flicks - eventually you grow tired of admiring it, and the little quirks start to get...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 3.2 GTA 5dr :devil: The stupid climate control shutdown is a 'feature' it shares with Fiats, they can't have expected to sell many Italian cars outside Italy...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    ...Oh, oops. I've just 'accidentally' advertised the GTA on Autotrader in place of the Merc :D Not that I think it'll sell, but I've certainly expressed my irritation with it!
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Well the car's one helluva survivor so you never know... The 2nd highest bidder (who lost out by a tenner) is a bit of an MB fanatic who wanted to finish the restoration properly, but he's now out of the country for a few weeks. I'll definitely be passing it on to him if he's still interested...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Heh, the highest bidder started trying to haggle the price down so I got annoyed and cancelled the sale. And this morning I found out the Alfa's climate control is designed to partially shut down below 3 degrees, making it possibly the most useless car for UK winters ever. So looks like I'll...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Agh, things are further conspiring against me - under 2 days to go and a mixture of family events, work and other stuff has meant I'm not around to allow people to view it, so I've effectively reduced the chances of it being rescued rather than scrapped to zero :( And to make matters worse, I'm...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Yeah, it is rather, would have been a great car (and possibly one of the oldest surviving W210 V6s) if I had completed it, but for once I'm obeying common sense and not risking my health. Also I'll be able to spend some time tucked up in front of a warm TV/PC rather than swearing at the...
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    W210 E320 now on Ebay

    Sadly I've had to stick my E320 on Ebay: Mercedes Benz W210 E320 "AMG" saloon | eBay I frightened the hell out of myself last month by giving myself welding fume fever and I can't bring myself to work on it any more despite spending loads of time and money on it, so it's got to go :( It...
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    Unintentional W210 bodywork 'resto'

    Thanks :) Sadly I've just had to stick it on Ebay - I gave myself acute welder's fever last month, nearly hospitalized myself, and haven't been able to bring myself to work on it since :( Mercedes Benz W210 E320 "AMG" saloon | eBay
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