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Jan 31, 2013 (2:49 pm)
I'm home looking at the one pic I have of my dealer friend's Dad's old 180, and it is much-more trimmed than the black 180 you showed in the earlier posting. His car had two horizontal strips of chrome near the rocker panels, a strip running along the crease on the front fender and onto the door, and a strip that outlines (mostly) the bulge of the rear fender. It has two round spotllights low on the front and two bumper guards. It has the black hubcaps with tri-star emblem, and a trim ring. Either his was an upgraded model or he added those accessories himself.
#1851 of 2061 Re: M-B 180 ... [fintail]
Jan 31, 2013 (4:36 pm)
Except for no Skytop...er.., sunroof!...that pic looks exactly like Mr. Filer's car. For some reason I thought it was a 180 but I'm sure his son told me at some point it was a 220. Thanks for clarifying. As my daughter would say, sorry for being such a 'noob' about the cars! LOL
#1852 of 2061 Re: M-B 180 ... [uplanderguy]
Jan 31, 2013 (7:53 pm)
They look similar, pontons are easy to confuse. There was the smaller 4cyl car, the larger 6cyl car, and a weird mix car, the 219, which was a 6cyl nose and engine on a 4cyl body. Kind of like the 230 fintail, which had the base 6cyl engine in a 4cyl W110 body.
#1853 of 2061 Re: M-B 180 ... [fintail]
Jan 31, 2013 (8:48 pm)
I'll be darned. I always thought that the 219 was a decontented 220. You learn something new every day. You are a veritable fount of Mercedes information, Fin.
#1854 of 2061 Re: M-B 180 ... [bhill2]
Feb 01, 2013 (8:00 am)
I know a little, but don't consider myself a real expert
It was an unloved model, too.
#1855 of 2061 A page from the '64 Studebaker brochure....
Feb 01, 2013 (12:00 pm)
...of my favorite Studebaker model of all (not necessarily this color, but equipment-wise, yes):
There was one that looked, and was equipped, just like this at the Hershey show several years back, and his paperwork from the Studebaker National Museum showed it was built for the Auto Show circuit and was an early serial number. Beautiful supercharged, Powershift, disc brake example.
The hood was tricky--inside release, pull it before lifting up, and the big chrome grille and surround was attached to the hood and went up with it, looking like Jerry Lewis in "The Nutty Professor" when open!