Author Topic: How often do you see another W116 driving by?  (Read 817 times)

Randys01

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #15 on: 01 January 2021, 03:41 PM »
Strike me lucky..what a set up !! luv that floor. Gee those 6.9's all lined up make for a different colour car for each day of the week!!  Impressive........good old Dad kept the show going there or awhile eh?

nathan

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #16 on: 01 January 2021, 04:18 PM »
sorry to get sidetracked on Squiggles post.  The hoist is a Stratus SR 40 I think it was. Italian brand. the scissor hits are getting popular as you dont have posts in the way. Maybe not so good on newer cars with exhaust down each side?  you can get portable ones which wheel in, but this was never on the cards with a new house build.

of our 116s, the white one is the only one never to move, its so far down the back of the garage. but it will soon be stored at my house and ill get it out every now and then.  it gets started every week at least.

this was my car spotted on a local group just before Xmas.
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
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floyd111

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #17 on: 03 January 2021, 12:04 AM »
In the last 18 years, I have seen 1 drivable w116 450 parked in a garage., and another at a show.
So..driving ones I have seen none, ever.
The other 3 I saw, wrecks, basically, I bought.
That makes my W116 the only one I have ever seen driving on a road.
They are quite rare here...
« Last Edit: 03 January 2021, 12:14 AM by floyd111 »

marku

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #18 on: 05 January 2021, 08:55 AM »
Rare here too. After all the years of owning one and really being aware of the W116 I have never seen one. Last time I looked there were only 17 on the road.
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ptashek

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #19 on: 06 January 2021, 03:59 AM »
I've seen maybe four (mine excluded) on the road in Ireland in the past three years or so.
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Flogrates

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #21 on: 07 January 2021, 05:09 AM »
Aprt the one that i brought in December , i did not seein any W116 since 2008 THE YERA THAT I SOLD MY FIRTS W116  :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #22 on: 09 January 2021, 05:13 AM »
In Germany, the situation is somewhat different. I see a W116 in the neighbourhood every day. Unfortunately, it is so rusty that it will probably never be driven anywhere again.
Every 3 -4 weeks I see a W116 passing me by, except in winter of course. If I'm also driving my W116, I obviously wave to the driver. If I'm in my daily car, I give it a "thumbs up".
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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #23 on: 10 January 2021, 01:40 PM »
I have seen a few though not recently, they seem to be popular in Ireland and I have seen 3 near where i live but only briefly
a 450 owned by a local garage owner great condition dark green. A 300sd i was driving behind late at night looked in great shape as well and another I have seen in my town a few times all I remember is, it had penta alloys.

I saw one in cancale in northern France and funnily one in Germany when i went to pick up mine,  the evening before I went to collect I was out walking and a super black w116 passed me by, thinking it was the one i was going to see i waved / gesticulated, fortunately the driver didn't see me or chose to ignore the lunatic on the roadside, I soon come to my senses and realised that, that one was a little too shiny to be mine.

A rare sight on the roads, curiously all the 116's I have seen appeared to be in good condition.


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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #24 on: 11 January 2021, 06:46 PM »
I can't remember the last time I've seen a W116 on the road, unless you count mine on a flat bed this summer.  Funny enough there's an older gentleman that daily drives a W109 going the opposite way from one of my commutes.  I can even tell whether I'm running early or late by where I pass him going across the dam road.  I'd wave but it would just confuse him.  Maybe when I get all my work done I'll try to get out in my car and talk to him.

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #25 on: 12 January 2021, 09:04 AM »
As I said before I have never seen one on the road. Seen a 126 but never a 116. Comes from living in the backwoods. The most popular Mercedes here are the 123, I have seen a few of those, and the SL.
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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #26 on: 14 January 2021, 12:09 PM »
I saw another beige one yesterday. Tassie seems to have most of the remaining ones left lol

Randys01

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Re: How often do you see another W116 driving by?
« Reply #27 on: 14 January 2021, 11:06 PM »
saw a yellow one today!....have seen it before.   very tidy......