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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #15 on: 04 June 2007, 10:46 PM »
In the movie "A Man's Gotta Do" the lead character drives a V8 W116 and its seen regularly during the movie, both interior and exterior shots of the MB.  Looks in top nick.  The movie is pretty good as well once you get into it.

In the movie "Looking for Alibrandi" the main character's best school friend drives a W116 of some description, probably a 6cyl as it doesn't sound like a V8.  Good to see teens picking up W116s for their 1st cars when they finish school.

In the movie "The Gods must be Crazy" security guards comandeer a W116 (again, sounds like a 6 cyl, not a V8 but since it was owned by a parliamentarian I'd imagine they'd own a V8) and way after trying to catch Sam Botha's gang the W116 runs out of petrol to the derision of the security guards "Gus Guzzler!".  Slightly later you see the security standing to attention as their senior arrives yet does little to help them.... you'd have to see it to appreciate it.

On a non-W116 note, in Mad Max, the original one from 1979, at one point you can clearly see a customised Holden panel van which has W116 lights and indicators on it.

I'll update this thread as I see more W116s in movies, TV shows and video clips.

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #16 on: 04 June 2007, 10:54 PM »

On a non-W116 note, in Mad Max, the original one from 1979, at one point you can clearly see a customised Holden panel van which has W116 lights and indicators on it.



I thought they were lights from a WB holden?

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #17 on: 04 June 2007, 11:09 PM »
Looking for Alibrandi?  I can't believe I missed that one when I saw it.
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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #18 on: 04 June 2007, 11:20 PM »
Looks like after all these years I thought it was a panel van, its actually a HJ Ute:

http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/madmax/Sorcerer/index.html

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #19 on: 07 June 2007, 02:50 PM »

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #20 on: 07 June 2007, 03:29 PM »
Just an update on my previous post, I had a look at A Man's Gotta Do again, and the lead character drives a brown 450SE, looks to be in perfect nick.... keen W116 fans will notice it has headlight wipers, which I rarely see on short wheelbase 116s.

Also, here is the opening from Alibrandi, with three babes in a blue 280S or SE?  Of the 10 minute download, the car only seen for about 1 minute at the 4 or so minute mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alJaYjZ03co

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #21 on: 07 June 2007, 03:59 PM »
Weird!

My e-mail notification of 13B's post dated as "Today at 08:29:47"  ("Today" being Fri 8 June) arrived at about 8.50 a.m. (AEST) with the time stamp of 28 March 2005!  There's a gremlin at work, no doubt.

Three other forums that I'm on are acting correctly, so it ain't my machine.  Very odd.

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #22 on: 25 October 2007, 12:29 AM »
Dan: In Real Life

was it a 116? I just watched a few seconds of the preview

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Re: 116's in Flicks
« Reply #23 on: 25 October 2007, 12:53 AM »
ok forget it it was a 300td wagon



but i saw a shot of him in the driver's seat, and it had the 116 style headrests, so...

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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #24 on: 16 February 2013, 09:40 PM »
Dirty Harry's 1988 "The Dead Pool"

W116 pale blue metallic with chrome Bundt's and non-DOT bumpers.

Around 56. minute, it explodes :(

originally a 450SEL but burning shell has 280 engine

Now we can see how chrome Bundt's are health and safety risk ;)

and... here's the link to the video

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xiujl8_the-dead-pool-car-explosion-mercedes-450-sel-6-9-de-77-1988_shortfilms&start=28

« Last Edit: 16 February 2013, 09:53 PM by djenka018 »
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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #25 on: 16 February 2013, 11:54 PM »
So I follow Bill Burr on Twitter. He's a comedian. I had no idea he was into cars until he Tweeted this today:

"Bad pic of a great car. 80's era Mercedes stretch limo w/ TV antenna." http://twitter.com/billburr/status/302933606651797506/photo/1
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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #26 on: 17 February 2013, 12:00 AM »
ur link produces nothing but mobile optimised text page.
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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #27 on: 17 February 2013, 12:02 AM »
That's unfortunate.

I tired to embed it but it didn't work. I'm out of ideas.

The link works fine for me.
« Last Edit: 17 February 2013, 12:04 AM by Beastie »
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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #28 on: 17 February 2013, 01:55 AM »
What about "Rendeverous" (6.9 not seen) and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (wrecked W116 in a battle scene near the end)?  And isn't there one where an Indian guy drives one for ages but the car dies in the end (I can't remember the name)?
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Re: *******************116's in Flicks*******************************
« Reply #29 on: 17 February 2013, 03:17 AM »
What about "Rendeverous" (6.9 not seen) and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (wrecked W116 in a battle scene near the end)?  And isn't there one where an Indian guy drives one for ages but the car dies in the end (I can't remember the name)?

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