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koan

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Sightings
« on: 12 April 2012, 12:30 AM »
Spotted three 116s in the last couple of days, a rough red one yesterday, a very nice black one and another which I think was a non MB silver colour today.

Also saw a convertible 111 in the rear view mirror.

Shame mine wasn't clean and shiny, felt a bit embarrassed...
 
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Tony66_au

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #1 on: 12 April 2012, 12:39 AM »
Saw a Milan Brown 6.9 over easter in Leongatha, a bad condition 450SEL in silver parked locally and a white 280 on the highway near morwell

Kjhall65

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #2 on: 12 April 2012, 05:01 AM »
Saw a white 450SE in Canberra last weekend just like mine but the rear bumper was bubbling with rust.  Haven't seen any in months around here prior to that one.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #3 on: 13 April 2012, 12:06 AM »
Most recent one was today at Mooloolaba I passed a beautiful bronze 450 SEL in what looks to be fantastic condition, everything gleaming in the sunshine. Personal rego plate, obviously very well looked

after, very jealous.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #4 on: 13 April 2012, 12:18 AM »
I just moved from an area where there were 2 other W116's (280 S model owners) residing within a 1 SQ KM radius. Cayenne orange and yellow. Both were auto's (mine is a 4 sp manual). They were in shocking condition compared to mine I might add - smoking when I saw them driving, terrible interiors, rusty, dented, scratched, a lot of trim missing, incorrect rims on the one! Did make me feel proud of my baby though  ;)

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #5 on: 13 April 2012, 04:36 AM »
I stepped out of my front door this morning and saw 7 of the beasts in my yard  8) - sorry, I couldn't resist that....

But seriously, I hardly ever see one in the traffic any more.  Its months between sightings. 

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #6 on: 13 April 2012, 05:33 AM »
A few weeks back I saw a very late 280 S in thistle green and 7/10 condition pull into a gas station on a long haul from JHB down to Durban.
The occupants, a pleasant young family. I was surprised and impressed to see a 116 doing a long haul.
The only others I see driving around are short distance drivers that never leave town.
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adamb

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #7 on: 13 April 2012, 02:27 PM »
Spotted three 116s in the last couple of days, a rough red one yesterday, a very nice black one and another which I think was a non MB silver colour today.

Also saw a convertible 111 in the rear view mirror.

Shame mine wasn't clean and shiny, felt a bit embarrassed...

Glad to hear you are driving yours now, Koan. Not seen a stray 116 for ages now.

koan

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2012, 01:08 AM »
Saw another two 116s today.

It's odd, a couple of years ago I'd see one or two  everyday around Melbourne then they all seemed to disappear, they seem now to be reappearing.

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #9 on: 21 April 2012, 02:18 AM »
Returned from Adelaide last night, went to Perth airport long term car park A to collect the car - what are the chances of 2 6.9s in there?

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #10 on: 21 April 2012, 03:01 AM »
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #11 on: 21 April 2012, 03:34 AM »
Haha, that's quite amusing.

Yes, I returned from Sydney on Wednesday night and saw your 6.9 there Peter. It's looking great. :)

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #12 on: 21 April 2012, 04:20 AM »
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #13 on: 21 April 2012, 10:36 PM »
Hi guys i dont have that problem my airport parking is free via work  :)
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #14 on: 24 April 2012, 05:29 AM »
There was a 280SE I saw regularly in Ebisu at weekends back in 2007. See around the middle of this page- http://www.kpl.com.au/Classics/Mercedes3.shtml
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