Poll

Do you think the W116 is better kept original or modified.

modify
8 (24.2%)
keep original
20 (60.6%)
drop on guts
1 (3%)
leave the old girl alone
4 (12.1%)

Total Members Voted: 31

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John Hubertz

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Re: w116 better as original or modified
« Reply #30 on: 20 September 2008, 12:07 PM »
I love those wheels-anyone know the type/dimension?

John Hubertz
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Canuck

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Re: w116 better as original or modified
« Reply #31 on: 05 October 2008, 02:06 PM »
What about cars like that turbo-charged 6.9 that's on YouTube?  I can't think of a better 6.9 modification than putting a bigger iron fist inside the velvet glove.

nickc

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Re: w116 better as original or modified
« Reply #32 on: 05 October 2008, 08:07 PM »
Those wheels are nice - not sure about the make though, just a random picture.

I think it's hard to do anything to a classic shape, like the W116, because it just ends up looking like another, beat up old Benz that someone has tried to "pimp", of which there are so many around. I don't like the over-done wood at all. Unless the wood is of supreme quality, which, unless those images aren't good representations, they appear not to be, it just looks like too much. This one below, looks good, even though it's not in great condition.




Anything engine-wise is absolutely fine though. If someone is mad enough to turbocharge, or supercharge a 6.9, full credit to them!