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Yikes!

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gf

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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #15 on: 08 December 2010, 06:07 AM »
Sheer luck id say! id hate to think what injuries he got. We need more pictures of crashed cars, makes us remember to slow down!

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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #16 on: 08 December 2010, 06:31 AM »
this one faired a bit better...




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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #17 on: 08 December 2010, 02:55 PM »
ummmm

what is that orange thing ?

Is it made out of toilet paper and aluminium foil ?

the w116 is hardly damaged at all!  8)

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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #18 on: 08 December 2010, 03:07 PM »
Those pics are rather illuminating, just goes to show that not all older cars were built properly. Don't buy a Ford Capri eh, not that one would anyhow. Looks like the engine is now sitting in the passenger's lap, what a POS!
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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #19 on: 13 December 2010, 04:54 AM »
Thats very much what happened when our old volvo hit a datsun sunny! good to know the mercs of old stood up to their reputation!

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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #20 on: 21 December 2010, 07:15 PM »
That other guy is lucky that the W116 didn't have the USA-spec battering ram bumpers! :D
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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #21 on: 22 December 2010, 12:21 PM »
That other guy is lucky that the W116 didn't have the USA-spec battering ram bumpers! :D

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.
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Big_Richard

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Re: Yikes!
« Reply #22 on: 23 December 2010, 02:30 PM »
I think one should excersize extra care when driving a w116. Personal safety aside, anything but the most minor collision will be uneconomical to repair rendering the poor old w116 a collection of spare parts or scrap metal.