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Started by OLDGOLD, 09 June 2022, 11:09 AM

orientrot

Quote from: Type17 on 13 June 2022, 01:22 PMVery unusual spec on that one - 'only' a 280SE, and didn't even order the passenger door mirror, but paid for electric windows, aircon, cruise control and velour interior.

I've seen 6.9s without the passenger side mirror. I don't really understand why it wasn't just standard in the US at least where even the stripper model 240D came standard with a passenger mirror.

Quote from: mrkozzy on 13 June 2022, 09:56 PMI'm perplexed.  Or have I just never noticed before?

I've never seen a w116 without rear seat belts.
I've never seen a w116 without cargo nets on the rear of the front seats. 

It is identical under the bonnet to my car. So it is a D-Jetronic.  Cannot be a 1979 year.  (My car 1s 1975).

And add to that, it has no tachometer in the clock.

Also noticed the aerial on the front fender, (wasn't this the early models only?  Later they all went to the rear - I thought) .

@ Type17,  the cruise control?  I can't see it.

The mystery deepens!!

By 75 at least, they had the antenna in the rear, although it wasn't moved to be hidden behind the carpet until later.

Cruise control is a switch on the center console above the HVAC controls on the early models, you can see the actuator for it next on the driver's side of the engine bay up behind the ignition coil.

75 450SEL
80 300SD- ZF8 OM606 superturbo
83 300D- 6-speed M111 Kompressor
84 300D- 5-speed OM617
92 300D- 722.6 OM603 3.5
93 190E 2.6 Sportline LE x2- 6-speed M111 turbo, 3.0 M103
02 C320 Wagon
03 Sprinter 2500
06 E500 4Matic Wagon

ptashek

There's no cruise control on that car. No stalk, no actuator. It's first registered in 1979, but it's a pre-1976 car being a D-Jet.

Lack of rear seatbelts is not uncommon in European spec cars. Even my 1979 came without them, and I've made a transplant from the parts car.

It looks like a driver's car, without rear creature comforts opted for.

More pics here: https://www.leseberg.de/sales/Mercedes-Benz-280-SE-in-Hamburg_Detailansicht_1250246.html
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

ptashek

Quote from: orientrot on 14 June 2022, 12:37 AMCruise control is a switch on the center console above the HVAC controls on the early models, you can see the actuator for it next on the driver's side of the engine bay up behind the ignition coil.

No such switch exists on euro cars. This one only has rear dome light and heated rear windscreen switches.

The "actuator" is actually the D-jet air-mass sensor.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

gurrier

Interesting about the aerial, mine is early 1973 with the aerial on the back wing.

Also-I thought that later versions had the front towing hook recessed into the front panel under the bumper
as opposed to as on mine a uniform panel across with no recess.
1973 350SE

orientrot

Quote from: ptashek on 14 June 2022, 02:35 AM
Quote from: orientrot on 14 June 2022, 12:37 AMCruise control is a switch on the center console above the HVAC controls on the early models, you can see the actuator for it next on the driver's side of the engine bay up behind the ignition coil.

No such switch exists on euro cars. This one only has rear dome light and heated rear windscreen switches.

The "actuator" is actually the D-jet air-mass sensor.

I stand corrected. That makes sense I guess, given that the cruise control in the early US cars is a Ford-supplied part. I should have remembered that's the air mass sensor given I have a d-jet car now.

Quote from: gurrier on 14 June 2022, 03:54 AMInteresting about the aerial, mine is early 1973 with the aerial on the back wing.

Also-I thought that later versions had the front towing hook recessed into the front panel under the bumper
as opposed to as on mine a uniform panel across with no recess.

That's interesting. I've seen an early 450SEL that had the front mounted aerial, so I don't know why some early cars like yours had them in the rear. It's interesting to have owned or seen different years of the 116 and see the revisions made along the way. That 450SEL was a sad car I wish I could have saved. 40k miles and a pristine leather interior but the paint was awful as the car was sitting long term in the elements in a remote overflow lot of a shop. I don't remember if it was a rust bucket but it may have been solid being in Georgia and given the interior didn't look water damaged.
75 450SEL
80 300SD- ZF8 OM606 superturbo
83 300D- 6-speed M111 Kompressor
84 300D- 5-speed OM617
92 300D- 722.6 OM603 3.5
93 190E 2.6 Sportline LE x2- 6-speed M111 turbo, 3.0 M103
02 C320 Wagon
03 Sprinter 2500
06 E500 4Matic Wagon

Type17

Quote from: mrkozzy on 13 June 2022, 09:56 PM@ Type17,  the cruise control?  I can't see it.
I also got fooled by the D-Jet actuator - my car has neither D-Jet nor Cruise, so I was going by memories of other cars' pics.

If it's a '75, the spec makes a little more sense - lot's of little things were added/changed as the years went by.
[URL=https://i.imgur.com/QRyIPJ5.jpg]My 1976 350SE W116 in Silbergrün[/URL]