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Title: Sightings
Post by: koan 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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Post by: Tony66_au 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
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Post by: Kjhall65 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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Post by: KenM 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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Post by: mswcpt 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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Post by: s class 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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Post by: pompy 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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Post by: adamb 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.
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Post by: koan 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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Post by: peterq 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?
(http://www.kpl.com.au/Classics/Tech/Phone-0225.jpg)
(http://www.kpl.com.au/Classics/Tech/Phone-0226.jpg)
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Post by: Big_Richard on 21 April 2012, 03:01 AM
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Post by: TJ 450 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. :)

Tim
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Post by: Big_Richard on 21 April 2012, 04:20 AM
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Post by: motec6.9 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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Post by: peterq 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 (http://www.kpl.com.au/Classics/Mercedes3.shtml)
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Post by: nathan on 24 April 2012, 07:33 AM
thanks for pics Peter,
i will be scolding Dad for this. WTF is he doing parking the 6.9 in the open in a public carpark. i think they went to the eastern states for teh weekend or something
 
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Post by: Big_Richard on 24 April 2012, 11:40 PM
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Post by: UTn_boy on 25 April 2012, 09:24 PM
I live in the U.S., in east Tennessee, to be more precise.  To my knowledge, I only know of 7 in my area.  Mine, another forum member (I have never seen it or met him), a silver 300sd, my customers English Red 300sd, another English red 300sd, a horizon blue 450se, and a light ivory or maple yellow 450sel. Funny story......I recently have been traveling out of state a lot.  In doing so I have been driving my W116 on all of these trips.  I have had more second looks and complements on my W116 than I have been getting in my black W111 coupe......and most that complement me or take a second look are people much younger than I.  Strange how things go, isn't it?   
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Post by: peterq on 27 April 2012, 03:50 PM
This immaculate 280SE turns up in Bridgetown every couple of months. The DB registration suggests it's based in Donnybrook, about 60k from here. The picture does not do it justice, it is immaculate. I last saw it here about 3 weeks ago.

(http://www.kpl.com.au/Classics/Images/0709190029.JPG)
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Post by: TJ 450 on 27 April 2012, 10:40 AM
That 280SE is very nice indeed.

Tim
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Post by: koan on 27 April 2012, 07:27 PM
Saw a 114 type body ute on Thursday, out Ivanoe way.
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Post by: foss on 03 May 2012, 06:43 AM
Saw a nice dark blue 6.9 parked in North Melbourne this afternoon, black and white plates and mud flaps. Looked in great condition.
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Post by: ponton on 19 May 2012, 09:12 AM
Silver 6.9 on coronation drive this afternoon, looked good from what i could see.
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Post by: s class on 19 May 2012, 10:17 PM
I saw a late spec 450SE LHD in midrand this week.  Given that there are perhaps max 5 of these 450's in SOuth Africa, thats pretty long odds.  I've not seen this particular car before.  Condtion was pretty ordinary. 
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: pompy on 23 July 2012, 11:21 PM
Last week I sat in a small town far away (Reitz, Free State) waiting for the Toyota garage to reopen at 14:00.
I was parked under a tree near the town's main 4 -way intersection, when a superb yellow/black leather 280 S, steelies, mudflaps, came racing towards the stop, used it as a yield, and sped off. The motor sounded very healthy and the auto box too.
I dropped my lunch and followed the driver for @ 1km.
Out popped a busty, well-dressed blonde in a furr coat and boots.
The car has no sun damage, and the tail-light lenses were clean, clear and bright. It also looked more like a mustard yellow - but it was original.
I was amazed at the condition and it had front head rests as well, so I figured a '76 - unless it was an earlier model optioned a bit.
Interestingly, the car had Johannesburg reg.
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: oversize on 24 July 2012, 03:56 PM
Quite a while ago I saw a navy 116 in an industrial area near Melbourne airport.  I was convinced it was a 6.9, but I was on the freeway and didn't get a closer look.  There's not many navy ones getting about and the only other I've seen was in Coburg.  It was a 450SE and looked nice from a distance, with late wheels fitted.  It may've been the same car I saw near the airport, I'm not sure.

Spotted a low km one in Sunbury which was a red similar to mine.  I spoke to the elderly own for a while and I doubt he uses any forums.

Spotted a silver 116 this morning on my way to work in the half-dark.  It was parked outside an inner city house in Carlton and I might stop to have a closer lookwhen the light's better and I have the time.

I'm spotting a few sad looking 123s, but not many 116s
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: ZCarFan on 26 August 2012, 12:39 PM
Saw a beige W116 at a used car lot in Ramsey Minnesota.  Unfortunately, I was traveling on business and there was no way my colleague would take a 5 minute break while I took a look so I can't be any more specific than that.  Small town though, so I guess if someone were interested, they could call everybody in town :)

No other W116s this month.
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: delicioustacos on 06 October 2012, 11:03 PM
They're all over the place in Los Angeles, especially the diesels.  Many gorgeous well-maintained classicss, and many old beaters too.  Weirdly, there are 4 W114's on my block; my W116 is the only one.
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: oversize on 08 October 2012, 03:08 AM
Yeas I noticed that too when I was there on holiday!  There's a silver 280SE with Barocks getting around Riddells Creek and I just saw it today....
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Post by: zook on 08 October 2012, 10:04 PM
seen a few lately! theres a brown 116 living on the kooyong part of glenferrie rd.. a coupe (not sure if 116) also on glenferrie rd, but further south.. and not ten mins ago i saw a white 280SEL drive up glenferrie rd.. rego ANU829..looked a bit beaten up!
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Post by: oversize on 10 October 2012, 03:16 AM
Saw a mates canary yellow 280SEL and caught up with Mark (Frosty) Winterbottom in Ballarat last night.....
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Post by: ptashek on 28 October 2012, 08:06 PM
Just seen a few in California, from the CalTrain. Two W116 (silver/silver-green and milan brown 450SEL), two W123, two W124 and a C123 (230CE). That's not bad for a 45 minute train ride ;)
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: oversize on 30 October 2012, 03:39 AM
Worth every cent I'm sure!   :)
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Post by: ZCarFan on 21 November 2012, 08:45 PM
Spotted a silver W116 300SD in Cartersville Georgia this past weekend.  Being driven, naturally.
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Post by: gf on 21 November 2012, 11:13 PM
On monday I counted 5 w126s in the space of a 15 min walk home! Most w126s I see nowdays are unfortunately real tatty looking. Not one w116 seen for weeks! West hobart had an infestation for 6 months- then nothing. Im suspecting people started buying what neighbours had then realised what they had was too tired to keep-
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: Depa77450sel on 27 February 2013, 01:51 AM
Yesterday I spotted a yellowish w116 on Gourlay rd Hillside. It always makes my day seeing a w116 be it mine or someone else's, they are such a dam fine auto mobile :) 
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Post by: oversize on 27 February 2013, 02:40 AM
I know one lives in Melton and I see it almost every day.  It's quite a clean light blue 450SE
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Post by: gf on 28 February 2013, 04:34 AM
you in melton? my sister lives there. she rang a while back and said she saw a light blue one! what a small world :P
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Post by: oversize on 28 February 2013, 03:18 PM
I work in Melton on a regular basis.  And it's a very small world!
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Post by: Squiggle Dog on 28 February 2013, 06:42 PM
The only place I ever seem to see W116s is in the wrecking yards. But, the other day I saw a Milan Brown 450SE with Euro headlights and yellow primer spots on the hood driving through the intersection in front of me.
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Post by: zook on 04 March 2013, 11:29 PM
saw a dark blue 6.9 in hongkong  8)

 :P already said that elsewhere. meh
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Post by: Depa77450sel on 11 April 2013, 01:11 AM
Saw a white 280 350 0r 450 se couldn't tell from where I was, heading towards melton. looked pretty clean :)
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Post by: oversize on 12 April 2013, 03:13 AM
I saw a navy 450SE in Melton with non-gen wheels and it looked hot!   8)
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Post by: Depa77450sel on 17 April 2013, 11:49 PM
Saw a green 450sel at watergardens today pretty nice condition also a c107 and r107 in the city. :)
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Post by: Beastie on 10 June 2014, 10:35 PM
I saw a nice W116 around the Glen Osmond area over the weekend. I wasn't in my own car so there was no wave or eye contact or anything.

It was a big one! Looked to be a long wheelbase, signal red, with them chrome wheelarch flairs. It had personalised number plates and seemed to be in good shape and probably owned by an enthusiast.

They're at that age now where all of the rough ones have been scrapped. Any time I see one these days it's in pretty good shape and driven by a man with a very impressive beard who likely takes good care of it and should really consider stopping by the ORG for a cup of tea and biscuit. ;)
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Post by: oversize on 11 June 2014, 02:50 AM
Saw a green 450sel at watergardens today pretty nice condition also a c107 and r107 in the city. :)

Do you live near Watergardens??

I saw a nice W116 driving through the middle of the Point Cook shopping strip a couple of days ago.  And several W107s in Kyneton last Monday....
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Post by: nathan on 29 June 2014, 04:44 AM
going to work yesterday and saw this nice 280sel outside the emergency department. i left a card to email me, but when i returned today, the car was in the same 5 minute bay with a ticket and my card on it! i hope the bloke is alright as the car was unlocked and had no ID in it (yes i checked as i was going to find where the patient was!). it looked quite loved and had a becker. the only other bits were car wash bottles and other maintenance items in the glovebox.
poor green machine
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/nathan116/20140628_092748_zpsbdqtl1wq.jpg) (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/nathan116/media/20140628_092748_zpsbdqtl1wq.jpg.html)
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/nathan116/20140628_092744_zpskrhh35l3.jpg) (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/nathan116/media/20140628_092744_zpskrhh35l3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: TJ 450 on 29 June 2014, 05:06 PM
That car looks very familiar to me.

If it's the same one, the bloke who owns it was a regular customer at a previous place of employment of mine.

Tim
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Post by: nathan on 29 June 2014, 10:41 PM
was he an old bloke? i have my concerns he drove himself to the emergency department and something unfortunate has happened!
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Post by: TJ 450 on 30 June 2014, 12:21 AM
Yes, he was indeed. That is a concern.

Tim
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Post by: oversize on 11 May 2015, 05:01 AM
I saw two today!  One metallic red on the back of a tandem headed to Bendigo....  And a brown one driving from Gisborne South to Sunbury!  Keeps the faith alive...
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Post by: floyd111 on 21 May 2015, 05:29 AM
Going 13 years now, and I have never seen a single one on the road till now, bar my own.
It's a lonely old place...
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Post by: gavin116 on 25 May 2015, 04:01 AM
Vienna 25/05/2015


Whilst on a city break for the second May Bank Holiday, I saw this (? cayenne orange) 280S with column shifter, with type II plaid upholstery and manual air-conditioning on Canovagasse in Vienna.


Added better quality pictures (sorry about the reflection on the window for the internal shot) and on a second glance there is no air-conditioning, and the external colour is quite orange.
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Post by: nathan on 26 May 2015, 04:30 PM
i like the tape cassettes in the centre console! cool
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Post by: shaggy on 27 May 2015, 12:11 PM
I beg to differ (although no expert) - I think we're talking 'Colorado Beige' here.

This is my old 'Colorado Beige' 1977 W123 - the interior is the same too, I think.

Took some getting used to, but now we love this colour combination. It's very 70's 'earth colour' - and was apparently very popular in Germany (if German e-bay is an accurate indicator).
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: gavin116 on 28 May 2015, 12:32 PM
Hi Nathan and Shaggy


Yea Nathan, nothing quite like cassette tapes to emphasise the 70's!  I seem to remember having an ABBA cassette in one of my photos on my post (blog).  And so handy to store a good collection if you have a column shifter.  I draw the line at wearing flares though.  ;D


Shaggy, I think you are right.  When I originally posted the sighting, I had actually written colorado beige, but then on second thoughts, I leaned a little more toward orange.  Hence my "the external colour is quite orange".  I should have rather struck through my initial colour, but somehow I deleted it. (Nice 123 there by the way.)


At any rate, I've been very lucky spotting 116's recently.  There always seem to be 123's about, and of course the ubiquitous R107's.


Keep spotting.


Gavin
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Post by: floyd111 on 29 May 2015, 03:20 AM
Is that your actual interior? That looks awesome!
What about the seats? Did you have the covers custom-made?
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Post by: shaggy on 29 May 2015, 02:30 PM
Gavin - It's true that Mercedes Colorado beige seems to incorporate a whole spectrum of nuances depending on the life the vehicle has led, which may lead to confusion. In the case of my w123 (sadly sold last year), it was a sorry, flat, milky colour when I got it and only much vigorous polishing bought out the orange hue. In fact, one of the reasons I sold it (apart from the acquisition of the 280SE) was the alarming rate at which the paint lost it's shine - keeping it looking nice was like painting the Forth Bridge! I suspect it had had a cellulose re-spray at some time in it's life.

Hi Floyd, yes, that is the original interior and the seats are as they left the factory - a tribute to M.B. robustness! I'm wishing I had kept hold of it now....
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: gavin116 on 31 July 2015, 09:32 AM
Frankfurt am Main - 31/07/2015

Spotted this morning as we were driving out the hotel car park on Frankfurterstrasse in Frankfurt.  It appears to be a late (?1980) 280SE 4 speed manual in ? Champagne metallic 473 with Bamboo series II cloth.
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Post by: ptashek on 31 July 2015, 01:33 PM
Nice one, that 280SE. Registered in the nearby town of Offenbach, so probably belongs to a local.
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Post by: gavin116 on 31 July 2015, 01:45 PM
Bad Mergenheim - 31/07/2015 Harterichstrasse

Bloody hell, its a 116 day! I had to haul a$$ to get this on camera, don't know the model, but its Astral Silver, and it was MOVING...
And the odd SL...

Edit: Looked at a higher resolution picture (the 2nd) picture - 450SE registration TBB SE 75 H
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Post by: s class on 04 August 2015, 04:13 AM
I very, very seldom see a 116 in the traffic anymore.  I have 13 in my yard at home though  ;D
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Post by: floyd111 on 04 August 2015, 08:33 AM
Maybe you cornered the market?
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Post by: beagle2022 on 04 August 2015, 03:58 PM
Spotted two in Sydney yesterday: a beautiful gold 450sel and a very tidy red 280se.  Last week a green 450se.  All moving under their own power! Also had a long conversation last month with the proud owner of a very neat cream 280se.  All these within 2kms of my home. Am I in w116 central?
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Post by: Beastie on 30 June 2016, 10:07 AM
I saw this one parked outside of where I work.

(http://i.imgur.com/PTjFaYh.jpg)


Seemed a little bit rough but that is often the way here in South Australia because we have no kind of routine compulsory roadworthy inspections, which means that older cars can be nursed along for years longer than would be economically viable in other states. This one seemed to be a fairly highly specified 450 with a sweet set of pentas. No LPG tags on the number plates so I suppose that the owner is footing the bills for petrol, which makes him an hero, and with no door covering the cap to the tank, a risk-taker.

I see W116 models pretty frequently but I rarely have the chance to take a photo. Still, I was surprised to see one parked outside my office!
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Post by: gavin116 on 15 January 2017, 11:10 PM
Spotted another 116 on the way to Malaga airport yesterday. Looks to be in good condition, not sure if it's a 280, 350 or 450, but was a short wheel base. Wasn't my usual adept self with the camera, but you get the idea. So, this brings the total of W116s I've seen in the south of Spain to 3!
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Post by: Type17 on 18 January 2017, 12:25 PM
No photos as I was driving (my daily), but saw a UK-reg 6.9 in Dublin the other day - grey metallic with the reg HHU 4nnV (I missed the other digits) - it looked tidy.


Either a UK visitor, or a recent import (the €uro is strong against £stg, so UK stuff is relatively cheap right now)
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Post by: Pieter Lötter on 19 January 2017, 12:55 AM
Saw this W116 in carpark at mall. First sighting in about 7 months.
(http://rs1295.pbsrc.com/albums/b626/PieterLotter/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170117-WA0000_zpsu4dysron.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rs1295.pbsrc.com/albums/b626/PieterLotter/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170117-WA0001_zpsm7acd52i.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)

https://goo.gl/maps/JhnmTgPR5gk
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Post by: robertd on 19 January 2017, 03:49 AM
Spotted this looker at my local supermarket carpark
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Post by: daantjie on 19 January 2017, 07:55 AM
Saw this W116 in carpark at mall. First sighting in about 7 months.
(http://rs1295.pbsrc.com/albums/b626/PieterLotter/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170117-WA0000_zpsu4dysron.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)
(http://rs1295.pbsrc.com/albums/b626/PieterLotter/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170117-WA0001_zpsm7acd52i.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip)

https://goo.gl/maps/JhnmTgPR5gk

Daai is n mooi een Pieter ;D
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Post by: nathan on 19 January 2017, 02:57 PM
Robert, I hope you left a note about the upcoming Melbourne meet!
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Post by: robertd on 19 January 2017, 07:46 PM
no I did not,
I think they must be on holidays down here at the beach,
will keep an eye out, might get lucky and run into them again 8)
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Post by: gavin116 on 22 January 2017, 01:44 PM
Just had a lovely Thai dinner at a local restaurant http://www.charm-london.com (http://www.charm-london.com) . As we came out a familiar shape loomed in the dewy evening.


Registration indicates:
PWR428P
PW = Norwich
P = 1 August 1975 – 31 July 1976
Title: Re: Sightings
Post by: gavin116 on 23 January 2017, 02:29 AM
I knew I had seen it before.
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Post by: Jed on 23 January 2017, 11:53 AM
What's with the crazy fender mirrors?
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Post by: Type17 on 23 January 2017, 12:29 PM
What's with the crazy fender mirrors?


Deleted from many cars by the mid-70's, for safety reasons (potential removal of pedestrians kidneys!), many UK/European motorists couldn't get used to door mirrors (well set-up wing/fender mirrors don't have a blind-spot), so they were still available as an aftermarket accessory for some years, and many 70's/80's wings/fenders were drilled in their honour...

Hilarious that, although the 116 had some of the best door mirrors available for the the era (adjustable from inside, spring-loaded body and no quarter-light windows to block the view), and this one even has the optional extra-cost passenger door mirror fitted, it still has wing-mirrors fitted.
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Post by: gavin116 on 23 January 2017, 12:38 PM
I presume that those extra mirrors could also have been to aid the driver when towing. If you look at the pictures of the rear, it has a tow-bar fitted (as did Mrs White). Perhaps the original owner was a serious caravaner or speedboat enthusiast; I dread to think what it must have cost in fuel bills...




What's with the crazy fender mirrors?


Deleted from many cars by the mid-70's, for safety reasons (potential removal of pedestrians kidneys!), many UK/European motorists couldn't get used to door mirrors (well set-up wing/fender mirrors don't have a blind-spot), so they were still available as an aftermarket accessory for some years, and many 70's/80's wings/fenders were drilled in their honour...

Hilarious that the 116 had some of the best door mirrors available for the the era (adjustable from inside, spring-loaded body and no quarter-light windows to block the view), and this one even has the optional extra-cost passenger door mirror fitted, but still has wing-mirrors fitted.
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Post by: Type17 on 23 January 2017, 12:43 PM
I presume that those extra mirrors could also have been to aid the driver when towing. If you look at the pictures of the rear, it has a tow-bar fitted (as did Mrs White). Perhaps the original owner was a serious caravaner or speedboat enthusiast; I dread to think what it must have cost in fuel bills...


Fair point, but even so, those wing mirrors are so ugly, especially when they are fitted to a car with such modern, good-looking (IMO) original door mirrors.  :o


Now I know why those towing mirrors were invented that clip onto the existing door mirrors.
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Post by: Will on 26 January 2017, 04:18 AM
I'm actually quite encouraged by the pricing of that silver auction car - it's very similar to mine, except I have blue mb tex (and brown rust...). Seems like it went for a lot more than most of the eBay U.K. fare
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Post by: gavin116 on 14 April 2017, 08:52 AM
Just on the outskirts of Athens, spotted this green 116. Had to be real quick as we were driving by, so picture quality not great. A short while later I saw a black finnie: heaps of chrome on the sides, so probably a 300. Wasn't quite so quick on the draw with the camera for that one though.
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Post by: daantjie on 14 April 2017, 09:20 AM
I maybe see 1 per year here now and usually it's an old dog 300sd beat to hell. Yesterday out of the blue I saw a great looking astral silver 108/9 but I was totally not expecting it so did not get a good bead on the trunk lid as it went by. Think it was a 300 of sorts...rare sighting on Vancouver roads indeed.
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Post by: ZCarFan on 06 June 2019, 02:14 PM
Forgive me for resurrecting this thread after a 2-year sleep but it seems the right place for what I saw today.

My wife and I are driving on I-81 approaching Salem VA.  I mention to her that in 2009, I was driving my walnut brown 1980 300SD and pulled it into the rest area we were about to pass.  I had bought the car and prepped it for the 1500 mile round trip over just two weeks and it was an interesting day covering 700 miles in a mostly untested car.

Just a few seconds after telling the story, a W116 which appeared to be Milan brown  passed by on the other side of the interstate.  What an odd but enjoyable coincidence.  To recall a 10 year old story about a brown W116 and to see one pass by on the very same spot hundreds of miles from home is unexpected.

Wonder if the car I saw belongs to anyone on the forum?  Anyone heading south on I-81 out of Salem today?

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Post by: daantjie on 06 June 2019, 03:08 PM
Nice one!
I see less and less on the roads here.  It is usually the VERY long in the tooth SD limping along ::)  Summer now so maybe I can see the "lesser spotted" 6.9 out here, other than mine of course.  I know of 1 or 2 maybe in the whole greater Vancouver area, other than the ones who went to the big scrapyard in the sky :'(