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Finally got a W116...

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bb

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #15 on: 07 November 2007, 01:10 AM »
Thanks for the welcome everyone.

SELfor50: Thanks for the offer. Would quite like to catch up at some point.

bb

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #16 on: 07 November 2007, 01:31 AM »
Ok, finally had a chance to take some pictures of the beast.

Couldnt work out how to upload pictures to the bloody gallery, so I used imageshack instead.

Found some howto guides in the forums but despite being logged in, I could find nothing to click that would allow me to add anything.

These pictures are of the car as I bought it; please excuse the fact that I have not had a chance to clean it yet. Overall, with a bit of work and a good tidy up, I think it will be quite a good example.

















« Last Edit: 07 November 2007, 02:29 AM by bb »

116Benz

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #17 on: 07 November 2007, 02:06 AM »
Very nice bb, very very nice.
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Andrew280SEL

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #18 on: 07 November 2007, 02:13 AM »
Holy moly, it's like looking at my car, albeit yours is a lot cleaner in areas. Same interior colour, dash mat, same white, same model etc...

But yes, very very nice! ;D ;D
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bb

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #19 on: 07 November 2007, 02:39 AM »
Can someone have a good look at the pictures of the inside and tell me what the covering on the seats is. I'm thinking the mb-tex vinyl...

CraigS

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #20 on: 07 November 2007, 02:42 AM »
I would say that without a doubt that it is MB-Tex. If it was leather, it wouldn't look half this good. Do you have the data card ?

Andrew280SEL

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #21 on: 07 November 2007, 02:45 AM »
Easily MB-Tex. There's none of those Leather creases and lines.
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bb

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #22 on: 07 November 2007, 02:48 AM »
I would say that without a doubt that it is MB-Tex. If it was leather, it wouldn't look half this good. Do you have the data card ?

I was thinking the same thing. It has held up well given the age of the car.

Unless this data card is stuck to the car, no I dont have it. I got it with no documentation at all other than the rego papers :-(

That said, I do know a bit about its history and who owned it for most of its life. I am currently following that lead up in the hope of getting some sort of documentation.

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #23 on: 07 November 2007, 02:49 AM »
Easily MB-Tex. There's none of those Leather creases and lines.

Cool. Thanks for the info.

OzBenzHead

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #24 on: 07 November 2007, 03:23 AM »
bb: Welcome to the joys of the W116 and the M110!  May you get many years and kms of pleasure out of it.

Without a doubt those seats are MBTex - almost indestructible, far more serviceable than leather, and more flexible so, in my opinion, more comfortable, as the leather becomes hard, unyielding, and shiny with age.   I have MBTex in all but one of mine, and even in the 42-year-old it's in amazingly good nick.   And it requires no more care than the occasional wipe over with a damp cloth. 

Warning: do NOT, under any circumstances, use Armorall on your vinyl: certain and quick death will ensue from the application of that muck.   Best treatment for the dash-pad vinyl and doorcard trim is an occasional application of vaseline / petroleum jelly or baby oil.  I use petroleum jelly.

Your interior colour is Bamboo.

oscar

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #25 on: 07 November 2007, 03:51 AM »
bb that looks fantastic, inside and out.  That engine bay is pretty schmick too.  Congratulations ;D
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Andrew280SEL

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #26 on: 07 November 2007, 12:00 PM »

Warning: do NOT, under any circumstances, use Armorall on your vinyl: certain and quick death will ensue from the application of that muck.   Best treatment for the dash-pad vinyl and doorcard trim is an occasional application of vaseline / petroleum jelly or baby oil.  I use petroleum jelly.


Oh dear.... :-[



However, can someone tell me what is the secret behind 'blocking' the number plate?



I'd say he used Paint in Windows and drew a black square box over the plate area. ;)
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OzBenzHead

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #27 on: 07 November 2007, 01:49 PM »
[...] I use petroleum jelly.


Oh dear.... :-[ [...]

Well, Andrew, you could try KY jelly, but I'm sure it won't do your MBTex much good.    ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #28 on: 07 November 2007, 03:04 PM »
Those wheels look very nice. Saw some of those on a 114. They shine up a treat.
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'73 W116 350 SE. Gone & already missed...
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bb

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Re: Finally got a W116...
« Reply #29 on: 07 November 2007, 11:54 PM »
hehe... I was waiting for someone to ask why I blocked the number plates out.

I suppose there is no real reason other than to maintain a bit of anonymity on a public forum. For the 2 seconds it takes to put a rectangle on a picture, I thought why not.

Obviously that is separate and not connected to the fact that I will meet people from here and go on drive days etc.