That other guy is lucky that the W116 didn't have the USA-spec battering ram bumpers!
Speaking of US spec bumpers, I wish that it were a bolt on bolt off scenario because I'd like to preserve my euro bumpers in case of such an incident. I had a ridiculous close call on the way home from work last night when an American SUV (Ford, GM who knows) turned in front of me as I rushed through the yellow light
. I hit my brakes just in time to avoid tearing the rear axle off that beast as I was positioned for a direct hit to the rear wheel.
Anyway, the pics in the post flashed through my mind and left me thinking how I would be alive to post the incident on this board.