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adamb

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W116 as a workhorse
« on: 06 July 2014, 02:12 PM »
I am starting a thread related to W116 as a workhorse. Unfortunately there was no factory estate/stationwagon variant but this does not prevent us from using our beloved W116s in all sorts of practical ways.

For instance, today I was building a new patio and used my 6.9 to deliver some 350 Kg of concrete paving tiles and cobbles. With around 405 lb/ft of torque I barely noticed the performance impact.
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g1k04eiz7d40q5u/workhorse.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3gc8dc93c915syz/balcony.jpg

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nathan

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Re: W116 as a workhorse
« Reply #1 on: 06 July 2014, 08:05 PM »
i only have sad stories.
when dad had goldie (now silver) repainted a few years ago. he wisely decided to use the newly restored car to transport a limestone letterbox in the boot one week after reassembly. he failed to consider this in his driving and was surprised to find a dent in the rear quarter panel when he got home. back to the painters, entire quarter repainted.
not happy!
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
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6.9 76 #0902
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ptashek

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Re: W116 as a workhorse
« Reply #2 on: 09 July 2014, 09:12 AM »
I've shipped half a W116 in spares in another W116's boot some 2000km across Europe. Does that count? :)

« Last Edit: 09 July 2014, 04:46 PM by ptashek »
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adamb

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Re: W116 as a workhorse
« Reply #3 on: 09 July 2014, 02:13 PM »
Need pics

oversize

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Re: W116 as a workhorse
« Reply #4 on: 09 July 2014, 07:37 PM »
The W116 chassis doesn't really suit towing, but a roof rack is fine!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
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