Author Topic: Rear floormats purchase from MBZ dealer via Ebay dont fit....  (Read 226 times)

Ronin2

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The rear mat on the left doesn't fit.... am I putting them in wrong? These were purchased from a New Jersey based MBZ dealer who represented them as fitting left hand drive W116 450 SEL / 6.9....

1978 450 SEL Silver green metallic / tobacco brown
1980 450 SEL Anthracite grey / bamboo

UTn_boy

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Re: Rear floormats purchase from MBZ dealer via Ebay dont fit....
« Reply #1 on: 31 December 2018, 06:18 PM »
The late cars sold in the U.S., which both of yours are, have different floor pans than early cars or Euro cars.  This is due the the use of the dual catalytic converters.  The left rear carpet and foot mat were unique to these models.  To be a dealership they don't seem to have the knowledge that a dealership should have.  Then again, 99% of people at dealerships have no idea about what a W116 is, much less that they even existed.  To put this into context, there are only two dealerships on the east coast side of the U.S. that I know of who employ people that know about the older models.  And on your side of the country you have the Classic center,......but with Tom Hansen retiring soon that place will be rather useless.
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour

Ronin2

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Re: Rear floormats purchase from MBZ dealer via Ebay dont fit....
« Reply #2 on: 01 January 2019, 08:38 AM »
The late cars sold in the U.S., which both of yours are, have different floor pans than early cars or Euro cars.  This is due the the use of the dual catalytic converters.  The left rear carpet and foot mat were unique to these models.  To be a dealership they don't seem to have the knowledge that a dealership should have.  Then again, 99% of people at dealerships have no idea about what a W116 is, much less that they even existed.  To put this into context, there are only two dealerships on the east coast side of the U.S. that I know of who employ people that know about the older models.  And on your side of the country you have the Classic center,......but with Tom Hansen retiring soon that place will be rather useless.

So those mats are for older Euro 116's?
1978 450 SEL Silver green metallic / tobacco brown
1980 450 SEL Anthracite grey / bamboo

UTn_boy

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Re: Rear floormats purchase from MBZ dealer via Ebay dont fit....
« Reply #3 on: 05 January 2019, 01:58 AM »
They look to be for pre 1975 Euro models and pre 1975 U.S. models.  On your cars there will actually be two mats for the rear floors.  One is under the seat, and the other is the part you'd actually put your feet on.  If I remember correctly, the front most rear mats can only be removed after the front seats are removed from the car. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex
1978 450sel 6.9 Euro, Anthr/velour