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Tomi

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Great website found
« on: 29 March 2006, 10:47 AM »
Hi,
have anyone of you visited: http://meinbenz.de/ , its a great site for W116 and others, although its in german, but you can see by clicking the left side menus on:

Farbtabellen: all the paint colors with pics offered during the years for 116 (and other models)

Polsterung : the interior options with pics

Preislisten: the prices when these cars were new (the 6.9 is double price of a 450SE :o)

Sonderausstattung: here you can find pics of the options (including that front seat back strap in one pas topic).

Just if anyone has missed this site, regards

« Last Edit: 29 March 2006, 10:50 AM by Tomi »
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Re: Great website found
« Reply #1 on: 29 March 2006, 02:28 PM »
Thanks Tomi, that does look like a good W116 resource and one that I had not come across before.
Michael
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Re: Great website found
« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2006, 04:14 PM »
The other thing about car pricing during the 70's was that in dollar terms the cost would increase each year due to inflation. I don't have the numbers in front of me but the increase was considerable too.
Michael
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Tomi

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Re: Great website found
« Reply #3 on: 29 March 2006, 10:13 PM »
I have to say that 50000 german marks for a 450sel and 80000 for a 6.9 was a huge some of money in -79. This is way out of reach of any middle class employer back then. So enjoy your cars, since someone has put a fortune in it  ;D
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Des

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Re: Great website found
« Reply #4 on: 30 March 2006, 04:43 PM »
I have to say that 50000 german marks for a 450sel and 80000 for a 6.9 was a huge some of money in -79. This is way out of reach of any middle class employer back then. So enjoy your cars, since someone has put a fortune in it  ;D

Another comparison worth making is in Australia here you could buy a nice house in the suburbs in the late 70's for around $30,000 AU, the top of the line local car for 1980 was the GM Holden Statesman Caprice, which sold for $30-31,000, A 6.9 here was over 90,000!

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Re: Great website found
« Reply #5 on: 30 March 2006, 05:19 PM »
Another comparison......here in Adelaide you could have bought 3 houses in the eastern suburbs (Very nice area $$$$) for 90K now today that would be worth over 2.1Mil possibly 3 Million.

Scary.
Andreas
ps I can translate german if i am not inundated with questions.
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