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Title: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: Harv on 02 November 2018, 05:23 PM
I've look at all 100 photos and this car looks really strange to me. Underbody looks totally stock.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bnoAAOSwBRVbx6mS/s-l1600.jpg)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class/263995083472?hash=item3d77554ad0:g:P4MAAOSwb4Vbx6mr:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 02 November 2018, 10:06 PM
Hey, it has the radiator skid plate!
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: rumb on 03 November 2018, 06:31 AM
Titanium plated!!!!  bomb proof!!!!

 nasty paint job. I wonder how much new glass costs.

Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: Diesel 617 on 03 November 2018, 08:47 AM
Too bad they didn't roll any windows down, to see the thickness of the glass. You'd have to tap on the under carriage to to if that floor is solid or hollow. The car is in rough shape for 60k miles. I wounder whats inside those doors too.

A cool find no doubt, 13k is very steep in price for the condition.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 03 November 2018, 12:40 PM
I don't think windows in armored cars roll down, as they are fixed in place.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: slfan on 03 November 2018, 05:02 PM
Normally only the front windows roll down.  Rear are fixed and factory armored MBs ("Guard") are sunroof delete cars.  Last time I checked, MB armouring levels were B4 and B6/7.  MB has been in the vehicle armouring business since the late 1920s. 
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: floyd111 on 04 November 2018, 03:11 AM
You'd think that anyone shelling out massive cash for armour would spend a few bucks on fancy options, a bigger engine, or an SEL with a proper rear seat. This car is almost as povo as a base model 280S. Was the target the owner, AKA the driver, and thus no SEL, or would an SEL be less nimble making an escape? If so, why not a 450 or a 6.9? I don't see the logic here.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: rumb on 04 November 2018, 05:43 AM
photo #27. right door has 2 door straps, drivers door 1.  Interesting delete plate for ashtray that still has cigar lighter.
#35 back door has 2 door straps.
#44 show weight of 2400kg, normal is 1675kg.  Tires say load rating 650kg, so I guess you cant carry any passengers?

Option code 992 " FOR FURTHER NON-CODED SPECIAL VERSIONS, SEE PRODUCTION ORDER I"

rear SLS has been mostly removed.

Neither front or rear door panels have window controls.

Advert says 60,000 miles, but NY inspection sticker on window says 173,319

Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: marku on 04 November 2018, 10:01 AM
I suppose it is a standard engine and given that weight its not going to make any quick getaways and what about the mpg.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: rumb on 04 November 2018, 11:39 AM
https://forum.w116.org/test-drive/werkspanzer-armoured-w116/
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: rumb on 04 November 2018, 11:46 AM
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/x/746328664
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: floyd111 on 04 November 2018, 03:02 PM
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/x/746328664

See, this one makes sense. I strongly feel that the car at hand has an unclear past.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: Diesel 617 on 04 November 2018, 06:51 PM
This thread is starting to get too dangerous. I hadn't realized that armored w116 could be found reasonably well.
Title: Re: Armored 350SE on eBay
Post by: floyd111 on 04 November 2018, 07:54 PM
Well, if you do, I may be convinced to sell off my NOS armoured-W116-car jack. Might be the last one..