Category Archives: R080

Cor-RO-ssion…

Oh, disturb it not! A line from a German poem written by Emanuel Geibel. Maybe I should have taken it to heart? But I was young, stupid and inexperienced – and the Ro80 showed some blemishes that I wanted to fix. It began with a few rust spots on the front wings. Luckily these turned out to be harmless as the corrosion was only superficial. However, at close examination, a few unwelcome issues came to light. Nothing for the faint-hearted…

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Rotary…

It had to be a Mercedes W114/115. Nearly 10 years ago we dared to take the step from reading the “theoretical classics” magazine to driving a real classic car. It simply had to be a Mercedes…. “the best or nothing!“. Maybe a 1950s “Ponton”, or a 1960s “Fintail”? In the end. the W114/115 series, built between 1968 and 1976 appeared to be the perfect classic car for a beginner. Dozens of buyer guides and classifieds were carefully analysed with the result that an early W114, straight six saloon or coupĂ© would be exactly what we want. But wait…. the photo on the left does not show a Mercedes at all?… Continue reading