Author Topic: Saddest W116 of the week?  (Read 343 times)

Mick74

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Saddest W116 of the week?
« on: 23 May 2021, 01:19 PM »
What is there to say about this poor example?

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/280-se-1978/28220764
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ptashek

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #1 on: 23 May 2021, 01:37 PM »
In true DoneDeal fashion: "Needs some TLC"
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adamb

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #2 on: 23 May 2021, 02:24 PM »
I never thought I'd say it but the 280SE is exhibiting some green credentials.

floyd111

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #3 on: 23 May 2021, 03:24 PM »
I imagine a very rusty w116 would catch less wind and use less fuel. 8)

Randys01

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #4 on: 24 May 2021, 02:32 AM »
Someone crush it and put it out of its misery! :(

Nabstud

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #5 on: 24 May 2021, 04:01 AM »
The way that front fender has corroded away is very impressive!
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Diesel 617

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #6 on: 24 May 2021, 07:08 PM »
Look at the age of those tires! That's some old school tread.
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Jed

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #7 on: 24 May 2021, 08:16 PM »
from the earth, to the earth....



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Type17

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Re: Saddest W116 of the week?
« Reply #8 on: 25 May 2021, 01:32 PM »

[size=78%]There is a full set of glass, but there is no floor, so there is a fern growing in the front footwell, which is enjoying the warm, moist conditions - the guy should advertise it as a functioning greenhouse...[/size]