Author Topic: That cheap blue 450SE in Sydney for $2490 - is it any good?  (Read 972 times)

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Hi W116 community, driving my RX7 daily just plain annoys me so I'm after another V8 W116...

Some of you Sydney-siders might have seen this one advertised:

http://www.drive.com.au/used-cars/MERCEDES-BENZ/450/Sydney/detail.aspx?id=3390756&pg=1&pp=2&d=0&nv=1&SG=-671250869

Ok so its cheap, I expect mainly due to the high mileage... 364,000+ km, but it looks OK, and I'm not expecting perfection (or even close to it) for two and a half thousand bucks...  A well maintained M117 450 engine should still be OK at this mileage???

If anyone here has gone to see it can you tell me what its like?  I have a business trip to sydney in a few weeks, which makes driving this one back to Melbourne a distinct possibility. 

What do you all think?

« Last Edit: 19 May 2007, 03:55 AM by 13B »
450SEL 6.9 #5440 = V MB 690 , 450SE # 43094 = 02010 H , 190E/turbo # 31548 = AOH 68K

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Re: The blue 450SE in Sydney for $2490 - is it any good?
« Reply #1 on: 19 May 2007, 03:57 AM »


364,000+ km......A well maintained M117 450 engine should still be OK at this mileage???





Oh yeah, you can just about guarantee that. Heck, it's not even mid-way through it's potential life span.  ;)

I know it's a different engine, but my 280 has done 540,000+ kms and it has no  tired signs whatsoever, never having been rebuilt either. I would expect the 450 would be easily on par in quality.....it's MB  ;)
'79 280SEL- 560,000 Kms
'73 350SE- getting an AMG facelift
'79 450SEL 6.9

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Re: That cheap blue 450SE in Sydney for $2490 - is it any good?
« Reply #2 on: 20 May 2007, 10:27 PM »
Ah bugger - its sold.  Someone, besides me, obviously thinks its worth the low price.

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450SEL 6.9 #5440 = V MB 690 , 450SE # 43094 = 02010 H , 190E/turbo # 31548 = AOH 68K