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Old 05-07-2000, 02:29 AM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Nowadays, a 280S isn't really worth saving, but I do love the W116 chassis cars the best. You have to be very careful on the 116 when checking it for rot. The stabilizer bar mounts in the front wheelhouses can break away from the firewall if there's any rust in there. The rocker boxes are also notorious for rust. My W116 Turbodiesel, you can practically see through, (it's pretty rusty) but I'm not going to stop using it until it's given up the ghost mechanically which I think it still has alot of life left in it in that department. Anyhow, it might be worthwile if it's solid enough to pick up as a parts car. Good, solid W116's are pretty rare, and someone out there is bound to be looking for a mint body. Well, good luck!

Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
Precision Motorcars, Cincinnati, Ohio
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