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rumb

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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #15 on: 07 September 2020, 12:01 PM »
I'd be interested in seeing the VIN on the firewall.

There is an awful lot strange with this car that does not make sense.

To change out an entire interior including door panels and trim is no small feat as well as $$$$
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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #16 on: 07 September 2020, 12:44 PM »
Agree it seems to be somehow restored/modified during the years for some reasons.
I don't have the VIN on the firewall but it will probably show crazy stuff also:-)

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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #17 on: 07 September 2020, 04:54 PM »
Hi Dave,
You're right and the only pictures I don't have at the moment are the ones from the engine.
Didn't go check the car out yet before I learned more, which you now all helped me with.
Many thanx, I think it's not a 6.9 for me so better wait until a more original comes up.
Best regards
Casper

I think this is wise.  These are rare cars but not THAT rare.  So if you are patient you wil find a nice one.  As always it's better to get a nice one from the start and pay up front, rather than getting a rough one which takes a lot  more money to get right.
Yes, this ^^.  Agree 1000% on all counts.  And that whole car sounds very fishy.
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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #18 on: 08 September 2020, 02:04 AM »
I may be a layman, but a 6.9 without hydro never happened from factory. There is no knob, and both the interior and paintjob have been switched out, as well as the dash. -according to the data card. Really? In what world?
Las Vegas odds on that car being a whatever non-6.9 W116, and somebody -at best- put a 6.9 engine in there. The rest is all semantics. Anyone's guess. Stolen, rebuilt, re-licenced-in-error compiled, modified. I don't think it matters much, does it?

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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #19 on: 08 September 2020, 02:25 AM »
Hi, Agree and conclusions are pretty solid from this forum.
Leave it and look for something else:-)

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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #20 on: 08 September 2020, 02:29 AM »
You still have to get the vin and a pic of the motor, you can’t leave us hanging like this!!!!!
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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #21 on: 08 September 2020, 06:49 AM »
I found a picture of his engine bay.
« Last Edit: 08 September 2020, 07:09 AM by floyd111 »

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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #22 on: 08 September 2020, 07:52 AM »
I found a picture of his engine bay.
;D ;D ;D
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Re: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9?
« Reply #23 on: 08 September 2020, 09:39 AM »
 Ha Ha there is also a lot of humour in the forum here:-)
Alright I'll try to get hold of some engine bay pictures and VIN