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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