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Option list W116 - The full Monty!

Started by floyd111, 30 August 2015, 07:18 AM

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Do a search on this forum, we discussed the topic at length probably 5 years ago. 

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I did, but the air was heavy with colonial sentiment. Flagpoles galore.
Nothing much I could find on parking pennants.
Can't say I am not tempted, but let's not. :)
I think the parking pennants can be a useful thing, in the traffic we face here. Navigating these battleships in Taiwan traffic ain't a walk in the park.
Now, being Dutch, we are mostly born with ample motor skills. The same probably is not true about the future buyer of (one of) my W116's.

I already found the flagpole numbers, and they are still available from MB. Bajonet fitted, for 675euro. God forbid this is only for one-side. I think so. :o
Could not find a number for the parking pennants.

If anyone has data, please let me know.


Few things have become pretty clear:
MB never had parking pennants for the W116.
They only supplied flag poles.

Now, while hunting down a dozen parking pennants, made in Japan, I bumped into a seller that has an MB OEM Flagpole, NOS, for about 350 usd, negotiable
Don't shoot me if there's angles. I haven't spoken to the seller.

It's not for me, but surely a great deal for some people?. The best MB supplier I can find sells for 700 euro. Others well over 1000usd!


Regarding parking pennants..
Even Japan never made them for the W116, but other chassis-type pennants were often converted to fit, both with DIY brackets and by drilling holes in painful places

So, I am buying every old parking pennant available online in Japan, for W126, W107, and will have them re-chromed here in Taiwan.
We will match different types and lengths (there are at least 3-4 types!), and we will have slip-on brackets made here, and chromed.
There are even pennants that light up at night, and modern types, but we will stay away from those.

When we're done, I'll post photos and supply the Org.
In the meantime, here are some pics of different types.


first batch.
Note how even in Japan, not a single case of W116+pennant could be found..
Doesn't mean it isn't there, just a very rare mod.


second batch


 hi all
very interesting centre console on this w116, looks like phone and fax? was it an option or aftermarket?
it could be added to the list

and microphones on the dash? very curious



The mics might be aftermarket, but the phone is either a Becker or a TeKaDe. They'd cost a fifth of a 6.9 as an option back then :D

Option code: 351
Becker AT 40 S
17063DM in 1979

Option code: 263
TeKaDe BSA 31 S
16498DM in 1979

1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE


Mid Console Center cushion center pad add a seat

Just organizing posts a bit for posterity..


Original Suitcase set w116

I ran a global search for data but came up with almost nothing.
Someone said that all suitcases after 1959 for Benz were made by Hepco (hepco&Becker? The BMW parts guys?)

Does anyone have data, or photos of W116-original suitcase kits?


As far as I can tell, W116 never had a suitcase set as an accessory.
All accessories available from factory should be listed in the EPC.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE


Couldn't find it, but really? The 6.9 never came with suitcases?


Check, pick the last price list from 1979 (list 28).
It has all the standard/extra options available from factory.

I'm quite sure the W116 never had this as a factory accessory.

You've probably seen this source already:

If you want to be 100% certain, contact the MB Classic Centre (or Museum) folks.
They have access to all MB records.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE



I am just talking to Madeira Concepts about them producing custom-made zebrano speaker grills for W116 hat shelf speakers.(for me/us at the .org)
They are willing.
Would anyone know the actual screw hole offset data, regarding the OEM-fitted hat shelf speakers?
If OEM size is still a size that allows good speakers, we may stick to that. If not, we'll need to go oversize.