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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #15 on: 19 December 2011, 03:47 PM »
Wish this country was the size of england sometimes!!!!!!!!!

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #17 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...
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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #18 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. 


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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #19 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

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,

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #20 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

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.
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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #23 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.







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:



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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #24 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!

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #25 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!

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #26 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)

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #27 on: 14 April 2012, 10:40 PM »
Two weeks to go.
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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #28 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

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Re: w116 40th next year?
« Reply #29 on: 23 April 2012, 11:40 PM »
Sorry guys, still no reg...

So how did it go?