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floyd111

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #15 on: 24 November 2015, 10:55 PM »
Not outstanding at all, but what do you guys think? Look at these photos, and tell me whether this thing is worth 4500 euros
It's a 6.9 with papers, so it says..
I am very tempted..
Or do 6.9's still pop up at these starting prices?

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #16 on: 25 November 2015, 03:16 AM »
If the suspension and motor work it's probably worth it. Rust can always be dealt with, unless it's structural, if you're willing to make that investment.
Looks like it's on a French license plate - if it lived down South, the rust may be not that bad. I'd think long and hard about it ;)
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #17 on: 25 November 2015, 03:29 AM »
This car was originally delivered in Switzerland, there is a import plate "Mercedes Benz Schlieren" near the body plate.

Switzerland and 74 (Haute-Savoie) French license plates : I think it's a very rusty car.

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #18 on: 25 November 2015, 04:44 AM »
super-shit reupholstery job, but still, it is a 6.9.  Motor looks like it hasn't run in a while, so the price is probably fair. 

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #19 on: 25 November 2015, 06:38 AM »
Yeah, the seat covers look identical to those of a Citroen DS. Even the color.
I could find myself visiting that lot, and bring home the SLC that is hiding in the background instead!

Still, I am wondering, is this an exceptional offer, or is this not uncommon?
You know how those guys must feel today feel that walked past a 190SL chassis, 5-10 yrs ago, and left it there, even though it cost only 4000 euros...

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #20 on: 26 November 2015, 06:08 AM »
Someone should snap this 450SEL up for parts  $200 and includes a newly rebuilt engine?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/5330751932.html
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #21 on: 27 November 2015, 04:46 AM »
Saw that one a few days ago.
Bloody planet is too big. Shipping and taxes are so much bigger then the cost of that car, but yes, in a different dimension, I'd be tapping that chassis.

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #23 on: 04 December 2015, 12:57 AM »
Not outstanding and not a W116. Still this Taiwan creation needs to be seen.. ;D

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #24 on: 04 December 2015, 09:58 AM »
Not outstanding and not a W116. Still this Taiwan creation needs to be seen.. ;D

So that's what happens when a W108 get's rear-ended by an early generation F150!
How lovely. Not.
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #25 on: 11 December 2015, 09:46 AM »
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mercedes-280-W-116-1-Hand-66431-Km-Garantiert-/231780028106?hash=item35f72a8eca:g:WlEAAOSwnipWad1G

If it's true.. a 280S, first owner, 65000km, about to be towed for lack of space.
Interior has been stored, to avoid damage, he says. Not important.
If he can prove the mileage, and first ownership, in Europe, that is very, very rare.

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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #26 on: 11 December 2015, 10:58 AM »
But it's a rust bucket.

Rear windscreen is delaminating, a clear indication of leaking seal. Front floors are rusted, and you can see the rust coming out from under the sound deadener. Rear-right passenger door is misaligned, which may indicate a shunt in the past.

The paint being in this state is also worrying. It was either driven a lot, washed a lot and that's the end result; or it's never been garaged which would be even worse. This  could happen in Australia in a few years, but not in Germany's climate.

Wheels are non-original. I wonder why if it has been driven as little as the guy claims.

And, looking at the tacho, I have a hard time believing it hasn't been clocked by at least a 100k.

Definitely a parts car.
I'd buy it for the manual gearbox ;)
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #28 on: 24 April 2016, 12:15 AM »
Sadly, I can see how it's being sold way below cost. Looks quite stunning, and is one of the very first hundred. Let's hope it won't end up as a trailer queen. That'd be a waste.
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Re: And then there was this outstanding W116..
« Reply #29 on: 19 May 2016, 06:06 AM »
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/sehr-schoener-oldtimer-mercedes-w116-280-s-erste-serie/452379582-216-347

Don't tell me this isn't as charming as can be. Total Povo, first year, no electrics en clearly a car that has seen a life of loving care
It gives me that sense of safety and reliability, as if it will never break down..
Yep, I am delusional, but I guess I'm a romantic.
It doesn't even have automatic transmission! How cool is that. Cult-car

I told the guy to park it somewhere safe and never sell it, haha!