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Title: w116 40th next year?
Post by: gf on 15 December 2011, 02:32 PM
Any one got anything planned?
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 15 December 2011, 11:46 PM
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Post by: Martin 280s on 16 December 2011, 01:09 AM
I turned 40 this year, I can't explain why but I suddenly felt old  :(. I'm getting over that feeeling but once in a while I look in the mirror and think,"Where has all this grey hair come from!" On the other hand, Lady Genevieve turned 36 this year, her build date is 12/11/1975 and she still looks fresh!
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 16 December 2011, 01:53 AM
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Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Martin 280s on 16 December 2011, 01:56 AM
my hair is 50% gray, I'm going to dye it when i go over east at christmas  8)

Best leave it the way it is....ladies say it's charming! I used to work with a man who would go from silvery grey to jet black overnight, it was a bit disturbing to see!
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 16 December 2011, 02:31 AM
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Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: calvin streeting on 16 December 2011, 04:32 AM
Want a quick way to dy your hair.. simply remove the sump bolt and place head in oil..... :) ... but back to cars, wonder who has the oldest one mine is a 1976 version

Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 16 December 2011, 05:31 AM
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Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: adamb on 16 December 2011, 06:32 AM
I used to have a 73 280SE serial number 15172. Never seen a 72 car. Would like to have one in the UK as there £210 less tax to pay per annum between 72 and 73.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: jbrasile on 16 December 2011, 03:15 PM
MT,

Since you and TJ are now certified painters... don't forget to use the right grade aircraft paint stripper to remove the original paint on your hair and make sure it is repainted using Glasurit paint in the original factory color!!! Clear coat is  optional.... Hehehehe.... just couldn't resist....

Tks,

Joe
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: gf on 16 December 2011, 03:48 PM
Ive never seen a 72 w116 before, they all seem to look like a w109, guessing production started late in the year. Always thought major tom was someone old enough to use a walking frame! when i turned 30 last year the receding hair line was shaved off for good!!!!! i feel 20 now you should try it.  But ever since im always getting pulled over by the cops. they even stare at me in the bakery.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 16 December 2011, 04:46 PM
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Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 1980sdga on 16 December 2011, 05:14 PM
Mine's a youngster  8)  12/79... I wonder when the last one rolled off the line?

Delo 400 15W40 with a couple thousand miles of diesel soot makes great hair dye.

And hand dye.

And head dye...

 ;D
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Big_Richard on 16 December 2011, 05:23 PM
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Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: oscar on 19 December 2011, 03:52 AM
There's definitely a couple of 72 builds on the forum but can't remember who.

When's the official b'day, sept? Would be nice to maybe do a commemorative badge. I quite liked stork's tribute badge but afaik noone's heard from him for ages now.

A few GTGs around the globe would be good to.  No regional GTGs, one per country, eg, All aussies to meet in the middle, GTG at Ayers Rock  ;D
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: gf on 19 December 2011, 03:47 PM
Wish this country was the size of england sometimes!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: TJ 450 on 20 December 2011, 08:52 AM
Ayers Rock? I wouldn't mind going on a bit of a cruise over and up there in the 6.9 haha.

Tim
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: arman on 20 December 2011, 09:08 AM
When I look in the Internet search database for wrecking parts here in Sweden, the w116 series is from '73-'80?? Maybe the w116 was presented to the public in '72 but actual serial production (or delivery) did not start until 1973?

EDIT: ...or the w116 was not delivered in Sweden until 1973, that also a possibility of course...
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: s class on 11 January 2012, 04:48 AM
Years ago I parted out an early '74 280S.  It had the horizontal line machined into the dash zebrano as seen only on the earliest cars.  My daily driver 280SE is a May/June 1980 build making it one of the last. 

Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 13B on 28 March 2012, 04:35 PM
Yes!, we (the MBCV) have made the W116 the feature car for this year's Concours d' Elegance which is on 29th April.

As usual its part of the RACV classic showcase: http://www.aomc.asn.au/B&Eshow12.htm (http://www.aomc.asn.au/B&Eshow12.htm)

And some 1/4 of the total enourmous area is allocated to Mercedes-Benz (same as every other year for those who have been to the Concours before).

Carl (S-Class register capt. and all-round top-bloke) has requested all W116s in Victoria to attend.  Ideally we want a sea of W116s there, as far as the eye can see.  Good ones, tired ones, modified ones, concourse ones, bring them all along, we will make room.

MBCV also has coffee/tea/pikelets at 9:30am or 10am (or thereabouts) so we could call it an impromptu W116.org get-together if we can get enough of us there so all the usual suspects are requested mandatory participation (that mean you Koan, Tony, RobertD, etc.)  :)

I'll follow this post up with a reminder about a week out from the Concours but just letting anyone on this forum in Victoria know, this is compulsory attendence.

Cheers,

Ian.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: SELfor50 on 28 March 2012, 05:23 PM
Nice one mav.

Would love to make it down for the event, however won't be in a 116.  But will try and get down there.  I actually think I have a 40th Birthday party in Geelong to attend to within a week of that (maybe even same weekend).....so could be a goer.

Would be good for a catchup beer too. ;)


Yes!, we (the MBCV) have made the W116 the feature car for this year's Concours d' Elegance which is on 29th April.

As usual its part of the RACV classic showcase: http://www.aomc.asn.au/B&Eshow12.htm (http://www.aomc.asn.au/B&Eshow12.htm)

And some 1/4 of the total enourmous area is allocated to Mercedes-Benz (same as every other year for those who have been to the Concours before).

Carl (S-Class register capt. and all-round top-bloke) has requested all W116s in Victoria to attend.  Ideally we want a sea of W116s there, as far as the eye can see.  Good ones, tired ones, modified ones, concourse ones, bring them all along, we will make room.

MBCV also has coffee/tea/pikelets at 9:30am or 10am (or thereabouts) so we could call it an impromptu W116.org get-together if we can get enough of us there so all the usual suspects are requested mandatory participation (that mean you Koan, Tony, RobertD, etc.)  :)

I'll follow this post up with a reminder about a week out from the Concours but just letting anyone on this forum in Victoria know, this is compulsory attendence.

Cheers,

Ian.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Kjhall65 on 29 March 2012, 02:11 AM
My 116 is '76.  The earliest one I have seen is a '73.

It will be interesting to see how many come out into shows next year.  I had mine in Canberra's main show last weekend.  There were over 1000 cars of all makes and ages.  Only about 35 Mercedes and of them there were two of us with 116, mine (450SE) and a 6.9.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: marku on 29 March 2012, 11:24 AM
I think the official start date is September 72. That would mean that from order to delivery would put all UK cars in 73. Mine is April 74 which is particularly annoying as the previous year is exempt from Road Tax.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 13B on 29 March 2012, 04:30 PM
Last year at our MBCV Concours we had I think 10 W116s all lined up in the show-n-shine section and 1 W116 entered in the Concours.  You'll all be pleased to know that was Carl's white 280SE and it won the overall Concours competition.

So its fair to say at the MBCV we take our W116s very seriously indeed.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/197134_1617715208181_1395407226_31244788_2294960_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/200500_1617730168555_1395407226_31244865_1343868_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/207540_1617730848572_1395407226_31244867_6953331_n.jpg)

This photo below shows it best... I took this one when the first two W116s arrived (mine and (?) )... we want to attempt to fill that whole area behind them with W116s, and for this we need 50-100 cars:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208488_1617711808096_1395407226_31244766_3987230_n.jpg)

I.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 31 March 2012, 03:16 AM
Yeah, as 13B said, bring your W116 on the 29th.  No need to be a MBCV member, you don't need to have a concour car, it matters not, JUST BRING YOUR W116.  Thank you!
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Tony66_au on 02 April 2012, 08:20 PM
Ok so what/which is the entry fee?

29th is a bit close though, I may or may not have club reg by then but its probably worth the 350 km round trip!
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Tony66_au on 02 April 2012, 08:22 PM
Never mind, it was there in plain English lol

Admission: Display cars (driver + passengers) - $15
(prebooked tickets from selected clubs @ $13)
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 13B on 14 April 2012, 10:40 PM
Two weeks to go.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 23 April 2012, 04:06 PM
It's this coming Sunday!  See you there!!!

Just in case:

Flemington Race Course, from 9am
$15 gets you in (I think, same as last year)
MBCV has a dedicated area, no need to be a club member, just show.
We need your W116.

Thanks, Carl
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Tony66_au on 23 April 2012, 11:40 PM
Sorry guys, still no reg...

So how did it go?
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 13B on 24 April 2012, 12:25 AM
It's this sunday.

Bring a non-MB if your 116 is not rego.  It'll be good to meet up with everyone.

Ian.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 27 April 2012, 03:35 PM
BUMP!


 :)
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: koan on 27 April 2012, 03:38 PM
Sorry Carl, don't think I can make it due to health problems, not mine but must do my part.

koan
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 27 April 2012, 03:47 PM
Hi Koan,

Sorry to hear, don't worry, we'll get lots of pics.  Wishing your family good health and a speedy recovery.

I'll be there from 9:00am.  I haven't entered anything in the concour, having a year off, just going to take a chair and sit amonst the W116 for most of the day!

Regards,

CJ.
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: koan on 27 April 2012, 03:50 PM
I'll be there from 9:00am.  I haven't entered anything in the concour, having a year off, just going to take a chair and sit amonst the W116 for most of the day!

That's very selfless of you Carl, give someone else a chance at the gong!

Just tried to call you, has your mobile number changed?
 
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 27 April 2012, 04:22 PM
Hi Ken,

Not really, now the W116 won the thing, it's not eligable any more, and i'm way too lazy to enter the 126, maybe next year. 

Old number on hold so a few ex girlfriends can't hassle me, interim one, 0431 618 281 :)

Speak soon,

CJ.

Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: 13B on 29 April 2012, 06:41 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/524729_2972962328512_1395407226_32026202_1132438111_n.jpg)
Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: carl888 on 30 April 2012, 07:05 AM
Thanks to everyone who turned up, beautiful day!  Would have been nice to have had a few more cars, but we certainly had the most interesting colours, wonderful!

Good to see Ian M, Robert D and Judy and Ben.  James Trevillions 6.9 won the show and shine section for the S-Class section, great!

CJ

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n281/carl308888/Motoring%20Events/MBCV%20display%202012/L1120153.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n281/carl308888/Motoring%20Events/MBCV%20display%202012/L1120093.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n281/carl308888/Motoring%20Events/MBCV%20display%202012/L1120137.jpg)

Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: mrkozzy on 30 April 2012, 09:51 AM
And what a beautiful day it was. It was my 1st visit and without doubt, I'll be back next time round.
Noticed quite a number of 116's parked around the perimeter. There were quite a decent number there, just not in the one spot!
Oh and by the way......I drove the "orange" one in the photo. (English Red is the actual colour name).

Title: Re: w116 40th next year?
Post by: Skeet on 30 April 2012, 09:56 AM
Great looking cars there,just joined the forum recently. Looking to get my first mercedes,found a great looking W116 280s 1 owner 140000km on the clock. Always admired the old mercedes just couldn't decide
which to settle on. Going to be quite an upgrade from a beetle. ;D