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I just bought this. 1976 450SE

Started by Labninja, 29 November 2023, 04:43 PM

Labninja

I recently found this on FB. Stored inside 15 years, driven occasionally. The only rust I can find in in the spare tire well. It's scaley but not through the metal.


https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/pSWbcrfEQ02xILc38DIIiQ.9xU-Dus8AP5vjvRAlfCMe_

rumb

Welcome to the Asylum.  Nice little Euro car, just needs some love.  I hope you consider replacing the velours seats.  I am currently in process doing so and the velours are quickly disappearing probably forever.  I have had to resort to purchasing brasil color and am soon to be dyeing it anthracite.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Randys01

Well welcome!!....what a nice car...that will keep you occupied for awhile!

raueda1

Fun!   ;D   And always remember:  "You didn't buy a car, you bought a hobby!"  Welcome aboard.  Cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

LazyLightning

Nice ride!  Welcome aboard!  And glad to see it's red to boot (my 280SE is Brilliant Red so I'm biased...).  I rarely go for red but the W116 looks terrific in red IMHO.  Enjoy the ride!
'74 Alfa Spider
'77 MB 280SE
'81 BMW 528i
'01 BMW 740i M Sport
'04 Land Rover Discovery
'05 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Eyeman

I'm surprised Rumb is anti velour.  Seems on BAT, etc everyone always seems to like the velour.  I guess I'd try to stay stock if restoring.
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS

BMA

warm welcome and enjoy the time to renew the car. Substance looks really promising and red is anyway a nice color for a W116.
happy having finally a 6.9 # 7271 in my garage, ...so nice to cruise!

rumb

Quote from: Eyeman on 01 December 2023, 07:13 PMI'm surprised Rumb is anti velour.  Seems on BAT, etc everyone always seems to like the velour.  I guess I'd try to stay stock if restoring.

Huh? I love velours and hoped he replaced his with new velours. I think you misinterpreted my sentence.   8)
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Eyeman

That makes more sense Rumb.  By replacing I thought you meant find another options, you meant restore, etc.
1963 190SL(project)
1977 6.9 (Euro)
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet
1994 Porsche 968 Coupe
2008 BMW 135
2017 AMG GTS

targetshoddy


Quote from: Labninja on 29 November 2023, 04:43 PMI recently found this on FB. Stored inside 15 years, driven occasionally. The only rust I can find in in the spare tire well. It's scaley but not through the metal.


https://www.amazon.com/photos/penalty kick online/shared/pSWbcrfEQ02xILc38DIIiQ.9xU-Dus8AP5vjvRAlfCMe_
The car is beautiful. I hope it gets restored and the red velvet color will be quite suitable.