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Re: Last W116
« Reply #15 on: 08 April 2013, 04:38 AM »
I wonder what postage of a carton to the US will cost me??   ;) ;D
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #16 on: 08 April 2013, 04:42 AM »
Either your abacus has made a mistake, or you have the wrong chassis number. How does  the total of 101,182 relate to your car being the last one with a chassis number of 101,122. Isn't that 60 cars short, or did you mean "close to one of the last" ?

Oh thank GOD (sort of)!!!  I think I got delerious with excitement!   ;) ;) ;D ;D  Yes 60 cars short if Wiki is to be believed....

At least I'm back to using her for parts....  LOL!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #17 on: 08 April 2013, 04:46 AM »
It does bring up an interesting point; how much would the last be worth??   ??? ::)  At least I don't have to buy that carton!   ;)
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #18 on: 08 April 2013, 04:50 AM »
No need to send good beer to the USA. Plenty of 116 drivers in Australia that will drop by for free beer.
79 - 450SEL 6.9 #5628 &  #6466, 92 - 300CE-24, 98 - MX-5, 89 - Ducati 906 Paso

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #19 on: 08 April 2013, 04:55 AM »
Well according to my crap math they made an average of 40 450SE/Ls per day, so my Green Lantern was made 2-3 days before production stopped; noice!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #20 on: 08 April 2013, 05:06 AM »
So that's good you are still wanting to buy us Aussie 116 owners beer. You might be a long drive away but I'm sure we will all stop by at some stage.
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #21 on: 08 April 2013, 02:12 PM »
My 450SE was made in August(ish) 1979, first registered in October 1979 - chassis number is in the late 95000s. So I guess the 450SE/SEL did share their sequence numbers (the 350SE/SEL, 280SE/SEL probably too) and your math with 40/day would be close enough. You're still 60 cars short though ;)
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #22 on: 08 April 2013, 03:48 PM »
My 1980 US spec 450SEL is 100377,  so oversize, you have one of the last ones ever made!

As for 6.9's 7380 is the grand total, 1816 for NA e balance for the rest of the world including RHD cars. No 81 cars as far as I know, however I do believe there were a few made in 1980. We have to remember that for certain markets 126's were available as early as late 79 whereas for others 116's soldiered on until about 7/1980

The absolute last 116 was a 300SD.

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #23 on: 08 April 2013, 05:30 PM »
I have read in numerous places that 4 1981 6.9's were made. Very few were made in 1980; you hardly ever see those. The "1981" models may have just been leftover stock, or maybe custom orders for big customers.

Most 1973 S-class's here in the US are 108's but in some markets apparently 116's were available in 1972. I know a guy in Indonesia with a 1987 W123, but the latest here are 1985's.
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #24 on: 14 April 2013, 01:35 PM »
Mercedes supposedly only built the W110/W111 fintails from 1959-1967, but some (60?) were in fact made in 1968--my last W110 200D was built in 1968. I imagine this could have been the case for the W116 as well.
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #25 on: 14 April 2013, 03:05 PM »
The absolute last 116 was a 300SD

This sounds like an interesting quest for The Org - find out if the last-ever of each version are still this side of a junk yard :)
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #26 on: 15 April 2013, 05:21 AM »
Mercedes supposedly only built the W110/W111 fintails from 1959-1967, but some (60?) were in fact made in 1968--my last W110 200D was built in 1968. I imagine this could have been the case for the W116 as well.

Production of 110 went out after 114/115 launch in January 1968, so it end on February 1968.

Production of 111 went out in 1971, after launching 107: we don not forget the coupé and cabriolet, which 6L motor version have finished during May 1971, while 8V completed their history on July 1971.

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #27 on: 15 April 2013, 10:47 AM »
Oops, I meant W110/W111 sedans.
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Re: Last W116
« Reply #28 on: 15 April 2013, 04:25 PM »
The absolute last 116 was a 300SD

This sounds like an interesting quest for The Org - find out if the last-ever of each version are still this side of a junk yard :)

I agree; so what's the highest VIN we've seen in each model??
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: Last W116
« Reply #29 on: 16 April 2013, 12:27 AM »
My 280SE is an 07/1980 South African build.  116 024 62 157148.

Now there were 150 593 units of 280SE, and 7 032 units of 280SEL, or totally 157 625, making my car one of the last 500 built. 

I must actually check the VIN of my one 280SE parts car, which I think is even later. 

BTW, this was discussed before 5 or 6 years ago, and the old thread is worth a read :

http://forum.w116.org/test-drive/who-has-the-youngest-116/msg18113/#msg18113

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