Author Topic: The Mercedes Files  (Read 200 times)

BCK1963

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The Mercedes Files
« on: 09 February 2021, 02:07 AM »
For nostalgic reasons I am currently watching the 'Rockford Files' on TV. I am surprised by the huge number of W116 that co-star.
However, seems like these cars are usually driven by in some way bad guys.
The guy in the red 450 SEL jumps out and hits Jim directly in the face, as did another rogue in a recent episode who exited a light green SEL. All very well dressed but mean in mind.
So I assume that the blue SEL on the other pic is owned by some local mobster king?!
« Last Edit: 09 February 2021, 05:21 AM by BCK1963 »
Bernd

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adamb

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Re: The Mercedes Files
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2021, 12:54 PM »
Mercedes 4 door passenger cars are always driven by baddies. It's one of the rules of film. Get with the programme!  8)

Jed

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Re: The Mercedes Files
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2021, 05:00 PM »
a well known mercedes fact...
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #5206 - restored
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #6424 - ongoing restoration
1976 Mercedes 6.9 #484 - restoration?

rumb

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Re: The Mercedes Files
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2021, 07:17 AM »
yeah,  6.9 and 600 always bring up dictator owner comments...........
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Re: The Mercedes Files
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2021, 09:42 AM »
116 features nicely in Donnie Brasco, IMHO one of the best mob movies ever made along with Goodfellas and Casino.
« Last Edit: 13 February 2021, 10:37 AM by daantjie »
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Re: The Mercedes Files
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2021, 04:56 PM »
Daniel,
All three are absolute classics!

1979 Mercedes 6.9 #5206 - restored
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #6424 - ongoing restoration
1976 Mercedes 6.9 #484 - restoration?