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Offline hansvdc

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w143 with chevy...
« on: July 14, 2015, 03:41:11 AM »
Any idea where it is for sale in the us?

https://home.mobile.de/BONS#des_212442999

Offline Charles Adamson

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Re: w143 with chevy...
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 04:59:58 PM »
The rear plate says Indiana. A state in the USA.

Charles

Offline Eric Gratz

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Re: w143 with chevy...
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 07:53:02 PM »
I recently purchased this 260d from the long time owner in Indiana.  The title claims that it was a 1936, but it seems to have the characteristics of a 1937 as I understand them.  These include the inclined grill, split front bumper and the headlights mounted to the fenders rather than to a bar.  Can anyone shed any light on this matter or other things to look at to determine the age?

The data plate is missing from the engine compartment and cannot be found.   The car still has its auftrags-nr plate with the number 242658.  Can this number be used to determine the correct model year? 

I've found the number  442 punched into the aluminum rails for the sunroof.  I am assuming that this is part of the chassis number.  Are there any other places to check for a chassis number?  Unfortunately the front part of the frame along with the front suspension was removed for the conversion to Chevy power. 

Thanks in advance.

Eric Gratz
Louisville KY

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Re: w143 with chevy...
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 08:23:31 PM »
I should say that the former owner's family said is was a diesel, but that the original engine was gone when it was purchased 30 years ago.  Here is a picture after the car was polished. 

-Eric


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Offline Eric Gratz

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Re: w143 with chevy...
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 09:48:13 PM »
Thank you for the link to the Revision B parts list.   If I am reading it correctly it looks like there was a change to a Isgus speedometer at RB 10138016 and a change to a Viegel speedometer at RB 10138022.   

My car has a 140 km/hr VDO speedometer marked T33 pVI on the front face.  The stampings on the back are 10 36 (Oct. 1936?) and 0 7. Shifting hash marks are at 30 km/hr, 57 km/hr and 79 km/hr as best as I can tell. 

I can't tell when the Rev B parts list was released, but it looks like my car was either before or after RB 10138016-22. 

I'll pull the combination gage tomorrow to see if provides any other clues. 

-Eric

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Re: w143 with chevy...
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 10:03:27 PM »
Here is a picture of the speedometer.

-Eric