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Offline Harry Dee

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Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« on: June 01, 2010, 06:06:49 AM »
The topic says it all. There was at least a Cab B in the W153 model line, but was there actually a Cab A as well? If so, does anyone have pictures of one?

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 07:10:03 AM »

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 07:50:06 AM »
OK, thanks! Looking at the picture, it seems the rear fenders are identical to sedan and Cab B, not the future 170 S Cab A. In 170 the Cab A had different rear to the Cab B and sedan, as you know.

So if someone has info or a picture of the W153 Cab A rear shape, it would be appreciated!

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 10:21:02 AM »
I could not find any rear shots of the 230 cab A (W153).  Here is a good picture from the front.
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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 10:29:13 AM »
Sorry
i have only the brochure
but i think it is the w143

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 01:37:23 PM »
John: Great, thanks! Judging from this angle the rear fenders look fat enough to identical to later Cab A models.

Jan: I think that's actually 170 V Cab A (W136), not even a W143. Another good question would be did they make Cab A of the W143 then. But a sassy color combo anyway!

I also looked at some figures, and it seems the W153 is almost 20 centimeters longer than W187 and the same length more in wheelbase. So even if the body is the same in all (220, 170 S and 230), the front is drastically different albeit the same appearance.

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 03:58:22 PM »
Hello Harry Dee ,
Now i enlarge the drawning ,and yes you are corect it is the 170v cab a
i think It does not look like it but any how i was wrong
The drawning comes closer to this model, dont you think?
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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 04:12:23 PM »
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Yes there was a w 143 cab
This is a 200 cab A long wheelbase but the 230 looks the same

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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2010, 07:10:09 AM »
There was one for sale in Arizona a while back. It was in Hemmings. Here is the picture that came with the ad. Or is it a w143?
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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2010, 10:58:53 AM »
Here are a few more w153 Cab As. The green one looks a bit different though. w143?
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Re: Does W153 (230) Cabriolet A exist?
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2010, 11:25:52 AM »
The two tone red car is a 320 Cab A LWB. The maroon and cream,  green and cream, and dark blue are W 143 230 Cab A LWB. The two tone blue is either a 200 or 230 Cab A LWB in a body style that preceded the other three mentioned above. There were at least two variants of the W 143 Cab A long, one W 143 Cab A short (with dual side mounts), and two slightly different W 153 Cab A versions, one with a flatter running board shape, the other with a more continuous curve. I think you can find all of the versions in Oswald's book.