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wrecking 450sel 6.9 #1741

Started by nathan, 17 April 2017, 05:13 AM

nathan

I bought this one a year or two ago (#1741).  I called the chap to ask him to a local w116 meeting.  He then told me after stripping his 450sel 6.9 which he bought from the other side of the country, he ran out of time, money and probably sanity.  The petrol blue would have been a nice colour.  Now its bad peel, rust, fibreglass body repairs and in poor state. Someone cut the exhaust off at some point?!  the rest of the bits were provided with the car and are tucked away.  Im about to start a full 6.9 engine rebuild on another car and the high compression pistons on this are destined for that car.

the pics are from an article in a car magazine I found 5-10 years ago.  it looked ok but the body work was already on its way out then before it came 4000km over the country to Western Australia!





anyway, a brief video on youtube as the last evidence of its existence (sob).

https://youtu.be/mzrb2YgxqTg


today as I start to get some bits off
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

daantjie

Motor sounds nice. Just again shows how well the motor was built. Always the last thing to go on these beasts.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

nathan

no more motor Daantjie!
the ring gear looked in fine shape which is good for the future!

1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

robertd

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

nathan

you can never have too many RD, unless of course you are my dad, where I keep them all!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

oversize

Was that bought from Victoria?  I think my mate was one of the previous owners...  BTW I don't think that's Petrol Blue
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

nathan

u r right OS. it was the unique cars video one. average car then, crap now!  engine seems ok. I thought it was petrol blue?
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te