My (small) Benz History

n3p

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W205 C63
Just a quick hello, I've been meaning to join this forum for a long time but never got round to it until now. I'm on my 3rd C-Class, I did stray away in between the 2nd and 3rd, but nothing else compared.

I actually didn't expect to buy my first one. I was at the time commuting on the M25 daily in a Mini Cooper (manual, and with no aircon during the peak of summer). I decided I needed an automatic in my life, and on a whim pulled into a local dealership just to have a look and ended up testing driving the car I eventually bought.

It wasn't anything special, just a W204 C220d (Sportline 125 or something) in Magentite Black (a bit nicer than taxi driver black). Specwise, it wasn't too special but from what I can remember it had intelligent lights and COMAND.

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After a couple of years I changed to a W205 C220d in Tenorite Grey. This one had the Premium Plus pack and black ash interior - a much nicer place to sit over the W204 but actually I have fonder memories of the W204. Maybe because it was my first?

The only picture I can find of it:

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I sold this after doing about 3000 miles in ~18 months (changed jobs where I commuted by train) and bought a petrol Honda. While it was a nice car, I missed the C class so it wasn't long before I started looking around again.

I was quite picky with what I had in mind spec-wise, and after a while I found the one for me:

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It's a W205 C63 AMG in Brilliant Blue Metallic. The spec includes the Premium pack (which may or may not come as standard - larger screen, burmester, etc.), performance exhaust, intelligent lights and 360 cam. The interior has the black ash wood which was a must for me.

Only changes since I've had it is a bit of dechroming. I've been meaning to give it a proper paint correction, but it scrubs up quite nicely as is. I'm not going to ceramic coating as I'm a weirdo who enjoyed trying different waxes and other products :D
 

Sweetooth

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Gower
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S class 350 se line d
Hi and welcome 👍 I do like your brilliant blue colour
 

SmartAmg

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St Helens
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2011 E class coupe 350 cdi
Welcome, nice motors you've had, last ones a beaut. :cool: :)👍
 

davymead

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Shanklin Isle of Wight
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E350 CDI Sport Saloon 265. Smart ForTwo Limited II Convertible. ‘87 Jetta Gti 16V
Wellcome along. Fab C63 in a lovely colour. Hairpin alloys set it off. 😎
 

Steeve

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Sep 14, 2020
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SL350
That Blue really is brilliant, really pops, love it!
 

Grovesy

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W212 E250 CDI / BMW E46
Stunning motor, the wheels and the colour 👌
 
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n3p

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Croydon
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W205 C63
Thank you all for the welcome :)

In those pictures I used some Chemical Guys "Butter wet wax" which gives a real slick look. It doesn't last very long, but I'd recommend it to other owners
 

Andy350

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Jun 9, 2021
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Location
London
Car
CLS350 AMG Sport
Just a quick hello, I've been meaning to join this forum for a long time but never got round to it until now. I'm on my 3rd C-Class, I did stray away in between the 2nd and 3rd, but nothing else compared.

I actually didn't expect to buy my first one. I was at the time commuting on the M25 daily in a Mini Cooper (manual, and with no aircon during the peak of summer). I decided I needed an automatic in my life, and on a whim pulled into a local dealership just to have a look and ended up testing driving the car I eventually bought.

It wasn't anything special, just a W204 C220d (Sportline 125 or something) in Magentite Black (a bit nicer than taxi driver black). Specwise, it wasn't too special but from what I can remember it had intelligent lights and COMAND.

50751755127_6e77439a5a_c.jpg

50751648821_7966609af2_c.jpg


After a couple of years I changed to a W205 C220d in Tenorite Grey. This one had the Premium Plus pack and black ash interior - a much nicer place to sit over the W204 but actually I have fonder memories of the W204. Maybe because it was my first?

The only picture I can find of it:

50751501888_d241def8e9_c.jpg


I sold this after doing about 3000 miles in ~18 months (changed jobs where I commuted by train) and bought a petrol Honda. While it was a nice car, I missed the C class so it wasn't long before I started looking around again.

I was quite picky with what I had in mind spec-wise, and after a while I found the one for me:

50967310167_20fd1aaf64_c.jpg


51144941380_735c4cc086_c.jpg


51144610744_d55faeb9b6_c.jpg


It's a W205 C63 AMG in Brilliant Blue Metallic. The spec includes the Premium pack (which may or may not come as standard - larger screen, burmester, etc.), performance exhaust, intelligent lights and 360 cam. The interior has the black ash wood which was a must for me.

Only changes since I've had it is a bit of dechroming. I've been meaning to give it a proper paint correction, but it scrubs up quite nicely as is. I'm not going to ceramic coating as I'm a weirdo who enjoyed trying different waxes and other products :D
I do love that blue, very nice
 

A.J.

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Suffolk by the Sea. UK
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2017 C200 2ltr (Petrol) ///AMG Line, Premium 4dr. 9G. Brilliant Blue with Alpaca trim
Hi and welcome 👍 I do like your brilliant blue colour

Me too, love Brilliant Blue. Got it on mine but with the Alpaca trim :)
 

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