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Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« on: 27 February 2008, 04:16 AM »
Now this is interesting, we know the old USSR wasnt into the Western art of decadence, but WOW! Story is this is part of a clear out in the Soviet embassy in Turkey, Craig you might be able to confirm this too. Anywho, Black on cream velour 280S. Stunning!


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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2008, 04:25 AM »
I wonder why a diplomat choose this model?
I know that in Brazil it's not unusual to find 'lesser' models with higher specs that 'superior' models. My own Lady Geneviève is an example of that, her first owner was a high-ranking military offical during the Brazilian dictatorship.
« Last Edit: 27 February 2008, 04:46 AM by Martin 280s »
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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #2 on: 27 February 2008, 11:19 AM »
Every time I see a good black 116 it helps tempt me to go that way for trusty rusty.  I'm thinking black on black with polished Pentas.

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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #3 on: 27 February 2008, 12:02 PM »
Well I've always been a leather fan, but since I have three other benzes with black leather, I think this one might go velour. 

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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #4 on: 28 February 2008, 12:03 AM »
I soooo want a black W116 now :)

I reckon a white W116 and a black one would suit me perfectly...perfect contrast and all and I like the look.

I guess when the 350SE recieves a full repaint....hmm... ::)
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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #5 on: 28 February 2008, 12:13 PM »
black ( 040G ) is an rare color for the W116 there are not much W116's who are original 040g black at least not much here in europe i ever saw in black , and the few i saw were (former) diplomat cars 

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Re: Ex Soviet Diplomat W116
« Reply #6 on: 29 February 2008, 10:48 AM »
wow, that is cool. I like the fabric seats. This car looks like it was in the Russian Mafia or something.
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