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W116 production line video
« on: 10 April 2019, 10:28 PM »
Hello All

Just came upon this - it may have been shown herein many times before and if it has, apologies.

Mercedes S-class w116 production - plant in Sindelfingen 70th (youtube)

Complete with ubergroovy music and 70s production values - a classic film for a classic car.

My own 280SEL continues to provide sterling service though the tyres may need replacing soon as they are getting a bit old and Mrs Scotty claims it's a 'handful' in the wet, "sliding out at the rear at the slightest provocation"  Though this may be just her enthusiastic and individual style of driving.

A few W116s seem to be breaking cover in Australia and it's good to see them being found, fixed and used.

Is there any register anywhere that keeps  a count of  how many of the various iterations survive?

I've also had a rush of blood to the head and thought of doing a book on the W116 - not a technical one - but something either Australian based road trip style or a more glamorous design perspective type - or both - but I don't know. I've already got two others on the go but I suppose I could summon the energy and time should it also include various vineyard trips. There doesn't  seem to be many books on the W116 - such a shame for such an important car. A bit for the 6.9 of course.

I wish you all a Happy Easter

« Last Edit: 11 April 2019, 09:56 PM by Scotty »