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…
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 coupé would be exactly what we want. But wait…. the photo on the left does not show a Mercedes at all?… Continue reading