Spare parts for Mercedes Youngtimer

Spare parts for Mercedes Youngtimer, due to the Internet, may not be as difficult to secure as what once was the case. There are a wide range of automotive yards, open 24/7, (online) that can supply Youngtimer parts and accessories; providing shipping the same day. It is for this reason more and more persons are becoming interested in purchasing Youngtimer Mercedes automobiles.

The 190E is a good example of Youngtimer. Many Youngtimer enthusiasts get hooked to Youngtimer once they have a chance to fix up and drive the 190E 2.3s. One enthusiast said he got his start purchasing Youngtimer when he bought one of the 190Es. He secured possession of another 190E a year later.

Individuals are fixing up the Youngtimer classics and selling them online. In example, a 190E recently offered for sale contatained new parts such as a 16V Evo head. The back and forth activity of buying Youngtimers; restoring them to better condition than they were during original purchase and subsequently selling them has become a general avocation for many Mercedes Youngtimer enthusiasts. These classics, once fixed up, can fetch a reasonable asking price; and selling them has become, again, commonplace on the net.

Another popular Mercedes Benz Youngtimer is the W 123. Between 1975
and 1983 Mercedes produced over 2,7 millions cars of this type. The W
123 stand in tradtion of the W 114 and W 115, but the
construction points to the future: technically, with numerous
innovations in vehicle safety, but also aesthetically because of its
design.

You can use the virtual landscape to easily order OEM Youngtimer parts; and then turn around and use the same virtual venue in order to sell your Mercedes 190E Youngtimer classic. Conclusively, securing Youngtimer parts is not the chore it use to be: With the advent of the Internet, you can find a favorite site that will supply the Youngtimer part you require; (and again) providing shipping that same day if necessary.

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Mercedes old-timer spare parts

Finding spare parts for a Mercedes old-timer may seem like a difficult task. With the use of the internet, the international parts marketplace is as close as a computer keyboard.

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However you define a Mercedes old-timer, from the grandfather clock thru WWII, to the early racers and record setters, Mercedes is a legend. The Mercedes legend is kept alive and connected through the internet.

An internet search using the phrase “Mercedes old-timer” will open up the world of spare parts and spare parts suppliers.

Pin-point accuracy revealing production, manufacturers, certification, and parts reproduction is available through the use of a search engine and the displayed links.

Logically, the first place to spend time is the Mercedes generated links. Mercedes itself is the source for all things relating to the Old-timers.

Next, use the networks available through the Mercedes generated links. Examples of these networks include old-timer clubs, old-timer forums, old-timer fan clubs, old-timer spare parts and suppliers.

An internet search using the term “Mercedes classic” produces comprehensive results going back into the car manufacturers’ history which spans close to a century and a half.

Mercedes keeps comprehensive records on its replacement parts manufacturers, assuring that the consumer is receiving an original part tested for tolerances and specifications based on original manufacturing data.

Original Old-timer spare parts are especially difficult to locate as these types of parts come from salvaged vehicles. An internet search using manufacturing and distribution data on the specific year and model number can reveal a potentially rich source of salvaged vehicles and parts in the international marketplace.

The Mercedes old-timer collector, restorer, and enthusiast can trade resources, conduct global commerce and share their love and dedication to the Mercedes old-timer through the tool that is the internet.

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The Mercedes Fintail

Following world war II Daimler-Benz was nearly non-existent, making fewer than 250 automobiles in 1946. A decade later the company had recovered significantly and was seeking broader markets, especially those in other European countries and the United States. This is the environment from which the Fintail was born in 1959.

The first models borrowed heavily from the Ponton series, utilizing much the same engine and chassis technology. However, the company also incorporated some of the 300SL’s suspension characteristics which provided the Fintail with extraordinary handling. By 1962 the lineup had expanded to include both lower-end diesels higher-end sedans. The cars also sported innovations in safety developed from extensive crash-testing. Many current standard features such as crumple zones, four-wheel disc brakes and retractable seat belts were first included in the Fintail package.

While maintaining its legendary engineering prowess, Daimler-Benz also took a page from the American body-styling book, creating a ‘fintail’ design that gave the car its nickname. It appealed to car buyers on both sides of the Atlantic. The look is iconic and still popular today. Fintails are surprisingly affordable with some models selling for as little as $5000 dollars and the more desirable editions bringing upwards of $25,000. But, as any owner of one these beauties can tell you, getting spare parts can be a challenge. While many internet sites selling after-market items exist, original equipment is difficult to find.

By the time the last Fintails were built in 1971 they had paved the way for what has become the Mercedes tradition of creating safe, attractive, high-performing sedans and coupes.

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Bow covering pagode

Pagode – hearing this term makes vintage car lovers’ heart beat faster. The Pagode actually is the W 113, a two seater with folding roof from Mercedes Benz. The model of 1963 is a collectable in demand. The cabriolet got its nickname “Pagode” from its arched hard top.  This roadster was and still is one of the most popular vintage car models.

W113However external influences like rust or an accident may sadly cause some damage on the car. Then good advice is expensive because the spare parts for this jewel of car are very rare nowadays. Of course you could tell in general to mount a copy of the bow covering on your Pagode but for real vintage cars this is out of question. There it has to be an original part.

The original bow covering is a very rare, hard to find and demanded piece of chrome. If you ever have looked for any W 113 Pagode spare parts you know how hard it is. Of course there are a lot of vintage car clubs in and out of Germany that you may contact in first place but since you normally only have one vintage car of this class in your garage most clubs will not often be able to offer suitable spare parts.

Options for looking after a bow covering of a Pagode are for example small ads in car and vintage car club magazines. Car drivers, mostly vintage car owners, often have a certain inside knowledge, who, where and when somebody sells an original bow covering of a Pagode.

Since the Pagode was especially very popular in the U.S. and more than the half of produced vehicles were sold to overseas you find a couple of vintage car dealers as well as private persons there who may have one or the other bow covering for a Pagode in possession.

A good place to look after a bow covering for a Pagode is the internet. This is the place where the world meets whether Asia, Europe or South America. You search after a bow covering for a Pagode may find some results with search engines, a variety of small ads or a call at youtube.com.

The bow covering of a Pagode is more than a piece of metal. It is a witness of a time period over the development of cars and an example of old things coming back into fashion.

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Niemoeller – Adenauer 300 Mercedes parts

Adenauer 300 – the most famous official car from Germany

Why did Konrad Adenauer choose the Type 300 from Mercedes Benz? Because it had an upscale fitment at that time? Because of a powerful engine? Or because no other vehicle than the Mercedes Benz 300 had a comparable effect?

When Konrad Adenauer decided for a Mercedes Benz 300 in 1951 the vehicle became so famous that it is still known under the name Adenauer 300 by today. The Adenauer 300 was a permanent companion of the German chancellor. Whether it was a daily ride to Bonn or a meeting with heads of states, the Mercedes was always the picked car. The Adenauer 300 was the ultimate state limousine until the introduction of the Mercedes Benz 600.

The 300 is available in 4 different copies:

  • W 186 II
  • W 186 III
  • 186 IV
  • W 189

Today the Adenauer 300 counts as vintage car and whoever owns one can count himself lucky. For an elegant and neat Mercedes Benz vintage car you need a lot of time, patience and of course the fitting Mercedes spare parts.

At this point most people are confronted with a big problem because getting Mercedes parts for a car that is not in production any more is not easy. Even if the Mercedes Benz vintage car (e.g. the Adenauer 300) is in a good shape there are working parts that have to be replaced from time to time. For example rubber seals will turn rough and fragile with time. Components that are exposed to great friction (especially from vintage cars) always have to be lubed a lot to prevent breaking. However simple Mercedes parts like wipers wear out in the course of time as well. The reason for this is that these Mercedes-Benz spare parts were produced with a different technique and so you cannot drive to the next gas station to get fitting wipers.

In the past a vintage car lover requested at the motor vehicle workshop of his choice and with a little luck the mechanic could even provide the desired spare part in time. Another option was to ask other vintage car lovers or people who might own a suitable Mercedes part. Quite often you were driving many hours through Germany just to look at a spare part that was not fitting in the end.

These times are over!

Niemoeller based in Mannheim specialized on selling Mercedes Benz vintage car spare parts. Especially Mercedes spare parts like

  • breaking unit for Ponton
  • breaking unit 220 S
  • sun visor for the 190 SL
  • foldable roof for Pagode
  • steering knuckle bold set for 220 S

are a hot property. Since the demand has grown in the last years Niemoeller decided to produce Mercedes parts on its own. Besides, Niemoeller offers the Mercedes Benz vintage car spare parts in its own online shop. The company offers more than 60.000 Mercedes parts also for the Adenauer 300. Alone 1600 Mercedes Benz vintage car spare parts are built by the employees in own production. The online shop is well structured and you find a suitable spare part even if you do not have an accurate article description.

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Mercedes SL 190

A story of success

The 190 SL model was a symbol of the economic boom and a requisite in numerous German movies in the 50’s and 60’s. Drive topless as a Roadster, representative as a coupe – its diversity, its sporty touch, the easy handling and the in comparison to other touring sports cars undemanding serial production turned the 190 SL model into a complete success. This was reflected by a total of 25.881 sold vehicles.

In 1954 the 190 SL prototype was introduced at the “International Motor Sports Show” for the first time. The vehicle was met with great enthusiasm by visitors as well as the specialized press. In 1953 the U.S. importer Hoffmann suggested the Daimler Benz management to introduce two different sports cars instead of the more conservative kept Mercedes models by then to increase U.S. business. As a result of his thoughts the 300 SL model as well as the 190 SL model were put into production line.

While in 1954 the 300 SL model was fully developed soon and could be produced, the New Yorker 190 SL model design had undergone a couple of changes by Walther Haecker and Hermann Ahrens. The 190 SL model design and performance should move closer towards the 300 SL model designed by Friedrich Geiger.

For this purpose the air scoop on the hood top of the vehicle was removed and the flashing lights, radiator grill, bumper, back mudguard and dashboard were retouched. The front mask, bumper bars, headlight and parts of the hood as well as tail lights and chassis components of the Ponton models were adopted. Corresponding to the time spirit the 190 SL model had been generously chromed and had been provided with bumper horns in the United States production line.

The new 190 SL model design was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1955. In June 1955 the 190 SL production line had been started in Sindelfingen. The same place where the 300 SL model had been in production.

In early brochures the 190 SL had been offered as a sports car thinking to use it at hill climbs and rallies. However with a weight of 1180 kg (with hard top part 1200 kg) the vehicle was too heavy. To increase the driving performance the weight of the vehicle had to be reduced. For this purpose bumpers and top could be removed, the windshield and doors could be replaced by a Plexiglas shield and light metal doors without windows.

The result was a sports Roadster. However only 17 models had been sold and production had been discontinued in 1956. The majority of the 190 SL models had been Roadsters. There were a total three vehicle versions that were introduced as touring and sports cars by Daimler Benz:

  • May 1955: Roadster with folding roof
  • December 1955: Coupe with hardtop part, (without folding roof)
  • Coupe with folding roof and hardtop part

The 190 SL had been a model in the upper price category. Back then its price was comparable to be half of the price of an one-family house. It was also a car that was likely to put into one’s collection. Numerous celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock and Grace Kelly were buyers, too.

One buyer that mainly became well known after her violent death was the prostitute Rosemarie Nitribitt from Frankfurt. She was murdered in the age of 24 in 1957. The causes of her death could not be found. To her clients should have belonged well known politicians and personalities from the economics. However they could never be identified. There were rumors of a high cash amount and sexual motivated intrigues because of her death that covered tabloids for months. Her story was filmed in 1958. The movie “Das Mädchen Rosemarie“ was a blockbuster movie that was focused on the double standards of the upper class.

Since she owned a black 190 SL in her lifetime it got a rather sad popularity under the name “Nitribitt SL” and Daimler Benz suffered a fall in sales – supposedly due to disreputable image.

The 190 SL and 300 SL models are the most common Mercedes Benz models that have been reconstructed worldwide. A couple of these reconstructions asserted itself successfully like the ones from Scheib and Gullwing.

The Mercedes Benz 190 SL is a perfect example of a high quality vintage car. It counts to the most wanted classic cars in the vintage car market, with a price rising sharply. There is an estimated existence of about 2000 vehicles worldwide and the search for original models in good conditions is not an easy part. Lovers that are looking for Mercedes Benz spare parts will find a full range of products from the technology through to the chassis, the engine, the breaks and down to the interior in the Niemoeller online shop.

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Mercedes Benz Vintage Cars – A Charm of the Past

Vintage car lovers are an extraordinary species. They do not only love to go on long tours with various spare parts, oil cans and screw driver sets and risk to get dirty to reach the destination, they also speak an own language. When they talk about a “Doppel-Phaeton 28“ or “380er Mannheim“ an outsider might understand nothing but a vintage car lover will get bright eyes – the talk is about beautiful Mercedes Benz vintage cars. There are still a few cars left to admire on the streets.

The Daimler Motor Society (short: DMG) manufactured trucks as first company of the world in 1896. After the fusion of Benz & Cie the world company Daimler Benz was created in 1926. The historical vehicles of the company like passenger cars or utility vehicles are very popular for vintage car fans. Not only because of their elegant lines but also of their sturdiness. However when it comes to repairs or when spare parts are needed – not all spare parts dealer or mechanics know the term “intake valve of a four stroke engine” or ZF Ross steering. Furthermore it is very difficult to find these exotic parts and to mount them into the vehicle.

Inventiveness is in demand since the search for good old spare parts is not too easy. At vintage car rallies there are almost always swap meets for spare parts and a lot of information – you will just find specialists by themselves. Mercedes Benz spare parts may be used variously and have the advantage that they also may be mounted in different car models. Niemoeller offers you a solution for the difficult spare part search. You may find and order your desired spare parts in the clearly and well arranged online shop easily.

Take a look at the Niemoeller shop and find your Mercedes vintage car spare part.

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The Mercedes 180 – Ponton’s prime father

For every-day use, solid, reliable and ”unbreakable” – this image of the Mercedes Ponton made it to the ideal Mercedes of the fifties. The Ponton vehicle body started a new era with its new design and still is a Mercedes cult car to this day.

In 1953 the Mercedes Ponton was introduced as first post-war model from Daimler-Benz at the motor show in Frankfurt. Although Daimler-Benz did not have a leading position in Ponton vehicle bodies – to the first known vehicles with a classical Ponton vehicle body counts the Bugatti Type 32 ‘’Tank” that had taken part at the French Grand Prix in 1923 –the Mercedes 180 caused a sensation that contributed to stabilize the brand Mercedes with solid cars until today.

Made of solid metal with a sturdy side steered four-cylinder petrol engine out of the pre-war model 170 Sb, it was easy to say that the vehicle would last ”forever”. This reputation of Mercedes sturdiness even consolidated when the first diesel engine was added to the Ponton series in 1954. The 180 D replaced its precursor step-by-step and soon ruled in typical taxi-black the cityscape of the fifties. Since taxi drivers mostly decided to have vehicles that are reliable and solid the Mercedes Ponton made it straightly to the crowds’ mind.

“Ponton” actually a stylistic description of a modern vehicle body established its name rapidly as version overlapping model name and by today a variety of four-and six-cylinder engines out of the Mercedes-Benz-family from 1953 to 1962 are known with it.

As for the restoration Ponton fans mostly have the same problem. Typical weak points are:

  • wooden dashboards
  • mudguards
  • doors
  • guiding gib of sliding roofs
  • seats
  • battery box
  • wheel house
  • wishbones at front axle
  • door sills and door handles
  • longitudinal griders
  • foot boards

These and others spare parts for Mercedes Benz vintage cars are not easy to find. If you are looking for Mercedes Ponton spare parts you will find a wide range of parts online. for example at Niemoeller’s well-assorted online shop.

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