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Started by rumb, 14 October 2023, 01:02 PM

rumb

I recently noticed looking at pictures that there are 2 different door card designs. Anyone know about this?  I first noticed it in the japan brochure I found earlier.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS
'21 E450 Cabrio

Max-NL

On the 280 S/SE the flat door cards were standard for fabric and MB-Tex seats, while the blue one you show was an option for those models. On all the other engines/models the "rounded" doorcard is standard. At least in Europe, not sure about the US.
1971 R107 350 SL
1972 W108 280 SEL 3.5
1975 W116 280 S
1975 W116 450 SEL 6.9 #140
1977 W123 230
1992 W124 230 CE
2001 Ducati Monster S4

Eyeman

Since we are talking door cards, did all 116 leather door cards have semi perforated/textured leather?  As I always bring up, my car was extremely modified, I guess the prior owner wanted the door card leather to more match his custom front seats.  Sorry about the bad image.
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS

rumb

All door cards are vinyl.  For leather or MBtex seats the panels are perforated vinyl.
Cloth/velours seats the panels are the same material as the accent seat material.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS
'21 E450 Cabrio

Eyeman

Thanks.  So another mod that I had not noticed.  The prior owner also covered the perforated headliner (and sun visors) with a fuzzy black material.  I guess he did not think perforated material fit with the other Miami Vice style mods.  Pretty funny what lengths some car modders will go to.
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS