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1953 Mercedes 300 Adenauer original barnfind

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  1. JF308

    JF308 Formula 3

    Jan 17, 2007
    1,262
    Boulder, CO
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    John Feeney
    #1 JF308, Dec 2, 2016
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    1953 Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer. Original Barnfind. $39k or best offer.
    Pulled from farm/barn storage since 1964. One US Owner. Soldier in Germany imported the car to dry Colorado. Body, frame and underside exceptionally solid. Odo shows 139000 kms.
    Wonderful restoration candidate or keep with original patina.

    NY Times from May 1964 found in car. "US Armed Forces In Germany 1961" license plate as well as Colorado 1961 plate.

    NEW: Seat upholstery, Battery, Carb rebuild, Coker Tires, Dash/Wood trim refinished, Brake Master Cylinder and Slave cylinders professionally rebuilt, Fuel/Cooling/Brake lines, radiator refresh.

    Numbers matching. Details per data card - Exterior Color: Bluegrau Interior: Gray cloth
    Original wool headliner in great shape as are the visors and window glass all around.
    Becker Nurnberg radio (rare, worth $2k alone).

    Car runs and drives. Brake Master Cylinder and six-wheel slave cylinders have been professionally rebuilt by WhitePost Restorations. New fuel, cooling and brake lines installed.

    Starter being professionally rebuilt and installed by Passarelli Restorations (current original is failing, slow to turn).

    Car has been hand cleaned up from the farm dirt, dust and grease (still more to do). Remains in Original condition. Only the items which were totally worn/faded or in need of immediate mechanical repair have been touched. Body is very, very solid. No paintwork or sandblasting done. Carb's rebuilt. Radiator and heat exchangers have been professionally cleaned/tested. All new fuel lines and heater/cooling hoses. New white-whitewall period correct tires. Interior seats re-upholstered in gray Bedford thin-line "corduroy" cloth. Solid wood dash and door trim re-finished. Floors are 100% original with no rust anywhere. Original horsehair padding intact and in excellent condition. (You won't find a car with floors this perfectly original anywhere). Underside frame has no rust (essentially protected by the central oiling system and farm/barn dirt!). Trunk is solid without rust. Chrome is shiny with some minor pitting. Bumpers are in need of re-chrome.

    Exterior and underside, floors remain original with its original paint and 50 years of storage patina.

    More PHOTOS in Craigslist Ad....and many more available upon request.

    1953 Mercedes 300 Adenauer Original refreshed barnfind condition !!

    Thanks. John
    jdfeeney31@gmail.com
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  3. JF308

    JF308 Formula 3

    Jan 17, 2007
    1,262
    Boulder, CO
    Full Name:
    John Feeney
    This car has been sold. Heading back to Germany for a proper restoration.
     
  4. full_garage

    full_garage Formula 3
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    Feb 15, 2010
    2,208
    Sarasota Florida
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    Jay
    Congrats John!
     

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