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Offline Scott Montoney

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220 Sedan in Charleston, WV
« on: June 10, 2009, 02:26:11 PM »
Here is another 220 sighting.
I'm told that this car belonged to an owner of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Charleston, WV.  It has been sitting for over 40 years in storage and the last two years outside.
A cousin of mine is considering buying it and we moved it to Columbus, OH so his mechanic can look it over.  Most of the parts that are missing are in the trunk so it looks to be fairly complete.  I believe it was converted to a floor shift and I don't think the door panels look original.  I didn't see any places where the body had rusted through.
Mice had found there way inside and found it to be quite comfortable.  However, as you can see in one picture, this fellow decided to abandon his home.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2009, 11:10:27 PM by Scott Montoney »
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Re: 220 Sedan in Charleston, WV
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 03:41:45 PM »
Nice project car !

The temperature gauge and the gasoline gauge are not complete.

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Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: 220 Sedan in Charleston, WV
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 04:58:25 PM »
Yes, both of those gauges are missing their pointers.
There was a modern temperature gauge added below the dash.  It can be seen in one of the photos.
I also suspect that the door panels are not correct.  They look too "plain" to me, but I do not know for sure.
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: 220 Sedan in Charleston, WV
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 10:58:03 PM »
The door panels on sedans are very plain but they do have door pockets on the front. If this car had original leather, then the panel would be plain leather, no pleats or moldings. On original cloth interiors, the panels were first plain cloth, then later they used vinyl for the lower half of the door panel and the  boxing of the seat cushions and backs of the back rests. I think your cousin has a bit to do before he has to worry about these details.

It does look like a promising project car. Has he driven yours?

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Re: 220 Sedan in Charleston, WV
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 11:09:30 PM »
Yes, he has driven mine.  In fact he has driven her for 49 years.  He is the previous owner.

I just added another photo to the original set.  It shows the door panel better.
Thanks for the information Henry.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2009, 11:11:55 PM by Scott Montoney »
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