Author Topic: Final pics post exterior restoration  (Read 2326 times)

adamb

  • Vintage
  • ***
  • Posts: 569
  • 1977 450SEL6.9
  • Location: London, UK
Final pics post exterior restoration
« on: 25 February 2012, 09:16 AM »
Today marks a year since I started on the 6.9 restoration project and this post marks the end point. Interior restoration will come next but it is by no means urgent.

In preparation for our Brooklands meet next weekend I've given my 6.9 a good wash and polish with Supagard. Given that the car is unlikely to look this clean again I took some pics for all to view.  :) :) :) :) :) Click on the pic to visit the gallery.


littlefin

  • Enthusiast
  • *
  • Posts: 69
  • Mercedes Enthusiast
  • Location: London, England
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2012, 10:59 AM »
Very nice indeed! Looking forward to seeing it up close next Saturday at Brooklands!
I'm not sure how much time I'll get next week to prep my 108, and my 116 is all in bits!

Phil
110011 1967 230
108057 1972 280SE3.5
116024 1979 280SE
126037 1983 500SEL
124030 1989 300E

koan

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,314
  • Location: Melbourne
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #2 on: 25 February 2012, 12:26 PM »
Looks magnificent!

koan
Boogity, Boogity, Boogity, Amen!

Type17

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 375
  • One life, one car, 116™
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #3 on: 25 February 2012, 01:15 PM »
Very nice indeed!


Congratulations on getting to the “finish" in such style  :D

cejpat

  • Enthusiast
  • *
  • Posts: 64
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #4 on: 25 February 2012, 03:34 PM »
not normally one to say, "well done" ... but "well done sir".
those are enthusiastic tyres.

nathan

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,700
  • Location: perth, western australia
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #5 on: 25 February 2012, 05:57 PM »
surely one of the nicest looking 116s in the motherland now! now you must make sure not to drive it in the rain or on salty roads again!
regards
nathan
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

TJ 450

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 4,173
  • Location: Rockingham, Western Australia
    • Tim's Insulators Downunder
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #6 on: 26 February 2012, 12:45 AM »
I concur,

That is serious "eye candy".

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

adamb

  • Vintage
  • ***
  • Posts: 569
  • 1977 450SEL6.9
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #7 on: 26 February 2012, 07:00 AM »
Thank you all. :) Those BBS lookalike wheels really do finish it.

The restoration was done expressly with the intention of using the car more often. Something tells me that fuel will never get cheaper so I want to enjoy this car as much as I can while it is still possible to fill it up.


Big_Richard

  • Guest
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #8 on: 26 February 2012, 01:24 PM »
.
« Last Edit: 23 January 2013, 01:16 AM by Major Tom 6.9 »

adamb

  • Vintage
  • ***
  • Posts: 569
  • 1977 450SEL6.9
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #9 on: 27 February 2012, 06:25 AM »
LPG here is just above half the price of petrol. Given the cost of installation it is not going to be worth it given the low mileage I do each year but it's certainly an option.

gavin116

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 411
  • 1979 450SE
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #10 on: 27 February 2012, 12:04 PM »
Hi Adam

Just back from Russia, and this is the first time I have had to catch-up.  The car looks great, keep it shiny till we get to see it this Saturday! ;)

Regards

Gavin

motec6.9

  • Classic
  • **
  • Posts: 485
  • Location: Perth
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #11 on: 10 March 2012, 05:13 PM »
Hi Adam your car looks great a job very well done now to just get the time to enjoy it .
Euro 6.9 255.6hp at the wheels. Watch this space.

Casey

  • W116 Addict
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,735
  • Location: Maryland, USA
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #12 on: 11 March 2012, 12:09 AM »
Very nice...this is what a W116 is supposed to be.  I hope to have one in such shape one day.

Those are lookalike wheels?  Couldn't find real ones or just trying to keep costs down?  What widths are they?

adamb

  • Vintage
  • ***
  • Posts: 569
  • 1977 450SEL6.9
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Final pics post exterior restoration
« Reply #13 on: 12 March 2012, 05:46 AM »
The wheels are new so doubt they are off the same run as cars in the 70s/80s. Spending more money than necessary does not make me happy, if you know what I mean.

Front 16x8 and rear 16x9. Snug fit but the ride is definitely improved. There's a lot more grip too.