Author Topic: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian  (Read 590 times)

Lightyear

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #15 on: 23 March 2019, 04:06 AM »
The seats/interior are what made me buy this car. I was looking at a 280CE, same colour, but brown interior with a bit of wear. This interior is like new, and looks good in black with the lighter insert pattern.

robertd

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #16 on: 27 March 2019, 02:31 AM »
Congratulations Lightyear

absolutely love the colour combination,  what an awesome car, enjoy
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

Lightyear

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #17 on: 04 April 2019, 04:12 AM »
Looks like I will have to sell this already. My wife really doesn't like it, and it was supposed to be a fun weekend car for the family. She won't even walk into the garage, let alone sit in the car.

robertd

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #18 on: 04 April 2019, 02:40 PM »
A Sad day indeed!
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

floyd111

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #19 on: 04 April 2019, 03:34 PM »
Mmm. It's a good thing we have evolved over the years, or wives would be sold, and cars kept. ;D

Scotty

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Re: W116 Barn find Aussie Custodian
« Reply #20 on: 10 April 2019, 11:09 PM »
Very sad to hear you may have to sell, though I have a couple of suggestions:

Get some of her friends/work colleagues to compliment the car. Appear at a function or social gathering in it and ensure it is seen clean and in favourable light and then comment to your wife on the way home how much your friend's cars will have depreciated by after 2 or 3 years, and how this saving can be spent on a family holiday for you all. Also, compliment how her hairstyle suits the classic and sleek lines of the car, particularly in the reflection of fashion shops as you drive by. Always comment favourably on the car when seen in the context of glamour and excitement. Mention famous owners.

Or, it could be because you need to administer  my formula:

WH = HH (VE +P+T) x 2

( Wife Happiness = Husband Happiness ( vehicle expenses+parts costs+time)x2

I have used these tactics in the past and can attest to their effectiveness, but I realise they're wife dependent.


We're all here to support you, but if none of this works, your buggered.


Best of luck

Scotty