Author Topic: New 450 SEL  (Read 1209 times)

90077merc

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New 450 SEL
« on: 10 March 2021, 04:57 PM »
Hi friends,

After three years of researching and searching, I purchased this 450 SEL in Byzantine Gold on tan from Vancouver, B.C.

I have always loved the W116. I love the curves, the massiveness of it, and the solidity of construction. I always thought it blended modern design with elements that remind me of 1960s-era vehicles. You can see this in the curve of the roof as you look out the windshield. When I look at these cars I am often at a loss for words.

Thank you all for your help,

Andrew



1974 450 SEL

Jed

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #1 on: 10 March 2021, 06:23 PM »
Congrats!

looks great!
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floyd111

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #2 on: 10 March 2021, 07:58 PM »
 :) May it never break down!


90077merc

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #3 on: 10 March 2021, 08:59 PM »
I’ll drink to that!
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adamb

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2021, 01:20 PM »
Never seen that colour in the flesh. Looks great.

90077merc

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #5 on: 14 March 2021, 11:49 PM »
Also, I briefly looked at the service manuals in the technical area of the W116.org forum. Is that the best place to find a checklist of all the maintenance items on a 450 SEL, or is there anything else that is more straightforward?
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90077merc

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #6 on: 06 May 2021, 09:13 PM »
I washed it for the first time! I used a wash sponge from Esoteric car care products (a really soft sponge made in Japan), Gyeon Q2M shampoo, and a Gyeon microfiber towel. So good.
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BCK1963

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #7 on: 07 May 2021, 12:08 AM »
Esoteric car care products provide the miraculous bit more which makes the difference particularly for W116 and raise them above standard cars 8)

    Happy driving and enjoying    (the color really is extraordinary)
Bernd

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BCK1963

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #8 on: 07 May 2021, 06:08 AM »
Back on earth:
There is another forum:    www.topklasse.org       
I have read through it briefly some time ago. There is surprisingly little activity. imho t doesn't come close to this group.
Bernd

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1974 Caddy CdV   since 1992  (for sale)

Motorman

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Re: New 450 SEL
« Reply #9 on: 24 August 2021, 02:35 PM »
Beautiful color.