Author Topic: 6.9 45 years old yesterday?  (Read 159 times)

rumb

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Randys01

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Re: 6.9 45 years old yesterday?
« Reply #1 on: 14 August 2020, 04:36 PM »
......and aren't they getting difficult to keep going?.....parts are becoming an issue.

UTn_boy

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Re: 6.9 45 years old yesterday?
« Reply #2 on: 14 August 2020, 06:10 PM »
......and aren't they getting difficult to keep going?.....parts are becoming an issue.

No kidding!  I think Mercedes has figured out that if they make parts no longer available people will turn their interests toward new models and forget about a lowly (to Mercedes) W116.  Even the 450se I'm going through at the moment I'm having trouble getting some things that were always available......that all of  sudden aren't. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
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ptashek

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Re: 6.9 45 years old yesterday?
« Reply #3 on: 15 August 2020, 03:22 AM »
...and it's not just the W116. The W124 is facing the same fate.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE (history, resto)

UTn_boy

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Re: 6.9 45 years old yesterday?
« Reply #4 on: 16 August 2020, 10:32 AM »
...and it's not just the W116. The W124 is facing the same fate.

That's even worse (to me) because I want a 400E! 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1971 280sel Black/black leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex