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gavin116

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #60 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
« Last Edit: 31 July 2015, 01:59 PM by gavin116 »

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #61 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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Re: Sightings
« Reply #62 on: 04 August 2015, 08:33 AM »
Maybe you cornered the market?

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #63 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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Re: Sightings
« Reply #64 on: 30 June 2016, 10:07 AM »
I saw this one parked outside of where I work.




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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Re: Sightings
« Reply #65 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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Re: Sightings
« Reply #66 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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Re: Sightings
« Reply #67 on: 19 January 2017, 12:55 AM »
Saw this W116 in carpark at mall. First sighting in about 7 months.



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« Last Edit: 19 January 2017, 02:12 AM by Pieter Lötter »
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #68 on: 19 January 2017, 03:49 AM »
Spotted this looker at my local supermarket carpark
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116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #69 on: 19 January 2017, 07:55 AM »
Saw this W116 in carpark at mall. First sighting in about 7 months.



https://goo.gl/maps/JhnmTgPR5gk

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #70 on: 19 January 2017, 02:57 PM »
Robert, I hope you left a note about the upcoming Melbourne meet!
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #71 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)
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #72 on: 22 January 2017, 01:44 PM »
Just had a lovely Thai dinner at a local restaurant 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
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #73 on: 23 January 2017, 02:29 AM »
I knew I had seen it before.
« Last Edit: 23 January 2017, 03:15 AM by gavin116 »

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #74 on: 23 January 2017, 11:53 AM »
What's with the crazy fender mirrors?
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