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A few recent W116 picks from Hemmings

Started by raueda1, 05 June 2023, 08:08 AM

raueda1

There's a lot of interesting stuff on Hemmings.  Not at all the rarified and perfectly documented examples on BAT, etc.  Shall we take a look?

Here's an odd one. Anybody ever see seats like this?  I actually kind of like them.

And then there's this one sitting in a used car lot in Salt Lake, asking real $$$ for rusted body, bad paint and virtually no meaningful info or pix.  Huh.

How about this gangster 450SEL in Texas?  Nice

Here's a very nice 450SEL.  Love the color combo and interior. 

And a more informative listing for another nice 450SEL.

Finally, this one takes the cake.  Certainly a new sales record!

Enjoy!
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

Gpapaniko

Why does that speedo only go to 85mph on that 6.9? In the last link?
Never stop loving
1980 280SEL

nathan

That brown one is mental, looks magnificent.  I wonder if those are the original 40 year old xwx's! Even with its ridiculously low km's, a US 6.9 is a much tougher sell than a euro.  what a colour though.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

rumb

The last one shows only 245 miles. That is prob why $$$, but he is still way high.

The green euro is lovely.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

rumb

#4
Add this to the batch

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9-12/


Nice car, but LOTS of small issues. I wonder if previous buyer got it home and the sheer number of items needing attention got to him.

I also wonder if he paid the Dean Lumbaugh name premium and wont get that back. Dean spent 5 or 6 years building this I wonder if he just got tired of trying to finish the car and just finally gave up. Not his finest work. Prior to listing on BAT, Dean said the car would be the finest 6.9 to hit BAT.

I predict the car sells for less than he paid . It would take another 10k to address everything.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

Yup I think Dean Laumbach on BAT is for sure coasting on his name.  He does have some nice cars but you can tell that he now has "untouchable" status on BAT and that is never good.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

raueda1

Quote from: rumb on 05 June 2023, 09:25 AMAdd this to the batch

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9-12/


Nice car, but LOTS of small issues. I wonder if previous buyer got it home and the sheer number of items needing attention got to him.

I also wonder if he paid the Dean Lumbaugh name premium and wont get that back. Dean spent 5 or 6 years building this I wonder if he just got tired of trying to finish the car and just finally gave up. Not his finest work. Prior to listing on BAT, Dean said the car would be the finest 6.9 to hit BAT.

I predict the car sells for less than he paid . It would take another 10k to address everything.
Wow. Interesting.  Pretty far from finest car to hit BAT.  To be sure, bumpers are ridiculous.  Wood isn't good either and there's that weird and inexplicable color upholstery.  Then nonworking locks, sunroof and busted radio.  Oh yeah, lousy pad under hood, tired carpet and sloppy trunk.  Are you seeing more?  Cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

rumb

Looking closer at the previous auction for this car, the new owner appears to have redyed the entire interior black. At least they got rid of that huge odd factor.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Neil4speed

#8
Quote from: raueda1 on 05 June 2023, 04:53 PM
Quote from: rumb on 05 June 2023, 09:25 AMAdd this to the batch

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9-12/


Nice car, but LOTS of small issues. I wonder if previous buyer got it home and the sheer number of items needing attention got to him.

I also wonder if he paid the Dean Lumbaugh name premium and wont get that back. Dean spent 5 or 6 years building this I wonder if he just got tired of trying to finish the car and just finally gave up. Not his finest work. Prior to listing on BAT, Dean said the car would be the finest 6.9 to hit BAT.

I predict the car sells for less than he paid . It would take another 10k to address everything.
Wow. Interesting.  Pretty far from finest car to hit BAT.  To be sure, bumpers are ridiculous.  Wood isn't good either and there's that weird and inexplicable color upholstery.  Then nonworking locks, sunroof and busted radio.  Oh yeah, lousy pad under hood, tired carpet and sloppy trunk.  Are you seeing more?  Cheers,

Would love to hear more so I can go check my car to see what needs some work LOL :)

Thanks for sharing the links all! The Silver 6.9 with the Recaros is a pretty nice basis for a project. I love those seats!

Eyeman

Thanks for the links, they are fun.

By Recaros you mean the red and black seats?  My 6.9 actually has Recaros (it was one of those Florida white converted Mercedes you'd see back in the 80s).
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS

Eyeman

I figured out how to add some photos of my weird seats and car.  It does not look like this anymore, except the seats.
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS