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floyd111

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Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« on: 03 April 2021, 05:19 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WceB2pbasfU

Goldie's German sister with 65000KM. Could be 6500KM!

ptashek

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Re: Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2021, 06:33 PM »
What story can this car tell? "Oh, I've spent 45 years in a dark garage"? Meh.
I'll take my Goldie - restored, yet imperfect - any time of day over this, thank you very much!

I know this is the sort of end result you're going for Stan, but your car at least will have a story too.
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floyd111

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Re: Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« Reply #2 on: 04 April 2021, 05:46 AM »
Just heard back from the owner. He says there's already a 60 grand bid, now waiting for 65 grand.

ptashek

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Re: Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« Reply #3 on: 04 April 2021, 08:42 AM »
Just heard back from the owner. He says there's already a 60 grand bid, now waiting for 65 grand.

There was a 280SE a while back for sale in the MB Club UK. Worth around 9k sterling, sold for 13k, and is now on the market for 18k - that's within 12 months.
Has the collector world completely lost the plot, or has the W116 suddenly become a hot commodity?
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE (history, resto)

adamb

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Re: Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« Reply #4 on: 05 April 2021, 02:04 PM »
Yep, they've lost the plot.

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Re: Icon-gold W116 in epic condition
« Reply #5 on: 05 April 2021, 03:16 PM »
Definitely the plot is nowhere to be found
Robert
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