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S-Class has a secret!
« on: 07 October 2007, 08:23 AM »
S-Class has a secret....a BIG RED secret.

Tell us, Ryan, tell us....PLEEEEEEZZZZZZ!
"You've bought another bloody car?!? We should have you committed!" he shrieked, storming out of the room

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #1 on: 07 October 2007, 08:25 AM »
er yes, thank you Grant. 

Um, I bought another 116.....

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #2 on: 07 October 2007, 08:27 AM »
Thanks for the scant detail ! Is this for use as a parts car for the 6.9 ?

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #3 on: 07 October 2007, 08:29 AM »
not quite - its a lot better than that - I'll get some pics up now

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #4 on: 07 October 2007, 01:06 PM »
styria,

I took delivery of the car this weekend, but it is entirely coincidental that its the same weekend as the M100 run.  I purchased the car 1500km away from where all the other M100 owners were congregated. 

It has occured to me that if I really wanted to mess with things, if I now claimed to be MOTS, you all might actually believe me.  Certainly it would annoy the real MOTS whoever that might be.

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #5 on: 07 October 2007, 01:07 PM »
I know of only one RED 450SEL with RED sills...... ;D
And it has a funny looking badge on the boot..... :o Sorta like a bespoke badge.
Anyway, it sounds like you are about to have a wonderful time.
Congratulations.
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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #6 on: 07 October 2007, 01:12 PM »
Lets just say that this new 116 arrived exactly 5 weeks after the trusty rusty 6.9, so handling the spousal acceptance issues was a little tricky. 

Parking space is now dire at home.  The 5 garages house the 450SL, my Ford, two 116's and my wife's car.  The 280SE and S500 are outside  :'(  :'(

Once the 450SL is sold, the S500 moves inside again.  Today (with the aid of hired labour) a new carport was excavated for the 280SE.

Seriously, there are no decent photos to post because it has been pouring with rain and overcast since I got the car.  My front lawn is a quagmire from shuffling cars around on it. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #7 on: 07 October 2007, 11:03 PM »
I have been such a good boy at keeping this secret for almost 2 weeks now, but it is almost time!! ;D

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #8 on: 08 October 2007, 01:17 AM »
Yes thanks Greg.  I really wanted to get photos up before I say much more about it. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #9 on: 09 October 2007, 05:29 AM »


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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #10 on: 09 October 2007, 05:37 AM »
It's beautiful. Not to many Red SE's around...congrats!
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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #11 on: 09 October 2007, 05:39 AM »
Looks pretty damn good ! Are you trying to capture the LHD market ? Even has headlamp wash/wipe !

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #12 on: 09 October 2007, 05:42 AM »
Between GrantV and myself we have most of the local LHD 116's.......

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #13 on: 09 October 2007, 05:51 AM »
I notice you call it a 280 SE euro. Is there a difference, as if so, where ?

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #14 on: 09 October 2007, 05:57 AM »
nah 116024 is my old 280SE I've had all along.  This is a v8  ;)

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