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question for statistical maniacs

Started by floyd111, 20 January 2016, 01:37 AM

floyd111

Maybe Thomas has  an idea?
I could imagine that, with the famous Autobahn in Germany being off-limits to anyone slower than 200KM/h (unless with a death-wish), maybe the 280" never sold well there? Did the bulk of the 350's ever sold go to the German clientele, in order for them to be able to switch lanes without life insurance?

ptashek

LOL, you can drive the Autobahn safely well below 200km/h. Actually the suggested speed is 130km/h, anything above that and your guilt is asserted in any incident, regardless if that's actually the case. Also, it seems the number of derestricted sections has been dropping in recent years.

Also, driving a W116 at top speed gets expensive quick. At 220km/h (GPS confirmed) Goldie was sucking fuel like a thirsty camel... somewhere around 35l/100km.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

floyd111

ooooh my! 1 in 3!! :o

Mind you, fuel is cheap these days, haha!
I grew up on the German border, so I have been doing those autobahns most of my life.
I wasn't kidding when I said that a regular family hatchback will get you killed way too easily.
Some of the highway entries are so terribly short, you'll need to be at 130-140 in a whiff, or something might slam into your back on the slow lane when you show up there.
I was still in the little league back then, with my 732i BMW driving at full force..

NewGuy

1978 450 sel automatic on the floor

floyd111

There have been quite a few new members since the last time this post was updated.
You guys care to add your cars here?
What's your engine, and what type of transmission does it have?

dinizzxa


UTn_boy

1966 250se coupe`,black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3,papyrus white/dark red leather
1975 450se, pine green metallic/green leather
1973 300sel 4.5,silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

stillmatic

Michael

1978 280SE Euro Astral Silver/Blue MB Tex
1970 250C W114

floyd111

ah, we have a NAS fan.!
Your car really built in 1980, or just sold in 1980, built in 1979?

stillmatic

yep, Nas fan here :)

I've got 28.02.80 on the registration papers, how can I check the build date? The VIN is 116024-12-083105.
Michael

1978 280SE Euro Astral Silver/Blue MB Tex
1970 250C W114

floyd111

150,593 280se's sold by 1980. Shouldn't the VIN be near 150000, rather than 083105?
Is that how it works?

Pete49

1978 450 SEL auto floorshift.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley,  Artist (1928-1995)

stillmatic

Quote from: floyd111 on 31 May 2018, 08:08 AM
150,593 280se's sold by 1980. Shouldn't the VIN be near 150000, rather than 083105?
Is that how it works?

Entirely possible, the car was imported from Germany to Spain as new in March 1980 and is registered here with a manufactured date of February 1980 but who knows how long it's been sitting around at the dealer.
Michael

1978 280SE Euro Astral Silver/Blue MB Tex
1970 250C W114

floyd111

At the risk of talking crap (anyone, please chime in), looking by production number, your car would be a 1976/77. No way it's been sitting at the dealer's for 4 years.. Something must be up here,  or am I missing something?

stillmatic

Intriguing and not entirely impossible! As mentioned, the only relevant doc I have is the Spanish registration where it's just the import date. How can I dig deeper, what's a good place to start?
Michael

1978 280SE Euro Astral Silver/Blue MB Tex
1970 250C W114